This is a very nice park and would be even nicer if someone hadn't clearcut the north boundary for whatever reason. I think a housing development must be slated for construction up there. I think this one was my favorite cache of the 18-101-20 loop we took, and this one is definitely not going anywhere fast.
This trail was pretty much the only time we felt pleasantly away from it all this weekend, because our motel room in Newport looked directly on to the southern approach of the yaquina bay bridge. Since lauren and i haven't a shred of modesty in our bodies, i think said bodies were seen by many a lonely 101 traveller for most of friday night and a good chunk of saturday morning. I don't know what it is about motel rooms that make me want to be all naked all the time, but it's oddly comforting.
lauren and i play this game when we go to motels: when i'm in the shower, she does her best to hide somewhere in the room. Then, i rush out of the shower covered in lather yelling 'SOAPY BOY IS HERE!' in a Charlton Heston voice, find her immediately (not a lot of places to hide, you know), and then slide all over her making a big mess in the process. Then i jump back in the still-running shower, rinse off, then jump out and jump on her again yelling 'RINSY BOY IS HERE!' It's a really fun game, and i recommend it to all.