Ecola State Park, Oregon

Ecola State Park view of Cannon BeachThis is a view of Cannon Beach (background) and Indian Beach (foreground) taken from Ecola State Park in Oregon. Whoever called Disneyland the happiest place on earth clearly hadn’t been here. Birds were singing, families were picnicking, deer were hopping around… and upon entering the park, an ultra-steep, winding road through a lush old-growth forest felt like an amusement park ride. In the distance you can see Haystack Rock, a famous Oregon landmark. It’s the last large rock you can see. It looks somewhat like, you guessed it, a haystack. Or perhaps a large potato.

If you’re one of the millions of tourists that end up at Cannon Beach, do yourself a favour and check out Ecola State Park, too. There’s also a path down to the secluded beach. The path is pretty steep, so make sure to bring hiking shoes. I had on some athletic-looking but thoroughly useless sandals and pretty much slid down the whole way. Of course, going back up was another story.

Posted by cebrower » Posted on October 14, 2013 » Filed in Fine Art Photography » Link