Leaving Port Orford (day 23) we were looking at a 14 (out of 18) mile highway day so we punted. Took a cab to our next camp site (Honey Bear RV Park) and took a third rest day (after 6 days of hiking).
Leaving Honey Bear on a rainy, foggy morning (day 24) but we were re-energized after our rest day.
Leaving Turtle Rock RV (Day 25) after a horrible night – this was our noisiest camp site – we had a long day to get to the Samuel Boardman Scenic Corridor portion of the trail. Camping is not allowed all the way to Brookings so our plan was to hike ~18 miles, call a cab to Brookings, then cab out in the morning to finish the ~16 miles to Brookings on the trail.
Day 26 started with a cab and very light packs from Brookings back to where we stopped the day before. It was a very tough day in the Boardman Corridor –
close to 4,000 feet of climbing. It started foggy but cleared later.
Leaving the beach…. again.
Home! Brookings hotel.
Day 27! Final day on the OCT! A short walk through town (5 miles) then on the beach for a final river wade before…. California!