Oregon does it right. With about 362 miles of coast land, they celebrate it at every turn. I counted over 70 State Parks along the way… on the coast alone (no mention of inland Parks). These parks offer Day Use & Camping (for hikers, bikers, campers, and RV’ers). They are full of scenic trails, picnic tables, fire pits, and nature walks. I so respect and admire their preservation of this absolute beauty and their embracing and sharing of it to their own and other communities.
There are wooded rainforest lands, lighthouses along the way, and rock outcroppings in the sea afar. It’s diverse, stunning, and gorgeous.
We like to frequent the Mogollon Rim as it is close to us, and bountiful with it’s awesome nature and scenery. We always feel so fortunate to live so close to something so stunning, and are always finding something new and interesting.
On a recent trip we ran across this old cabin. There was no signage to get there, but this old cabin was well kept and maintained. We wandered around it and were mesmerized by how well built it was.. and how lasting. We estimated it was built in the 1930’s, and still standing. We could imagine that some old rancher set up home here… cutting down local timbers, perhaps even mixing his own concrete to chink the lumber walls. Corrals still stood from apparent horses, and old farm implements strewn about allowing the tenants to live off the land.
All that’s left is the evidence of a past life, an era gone-by, and the new tenants that stand guard.