Minus Tide Along the Oregon Coast with Incredible Tide Pools
By Del Albright, June 2017
Exploring the ocean beach during a minus (very low) tide is an amazing outdoor experience for all ages, from young to old. The Oregon coast has a number of great places where this adventure can be had for a short walk.
Originally published 1998; re-published with additions January 2016
I had my new TJ Jeep hung up and somewhat wounded in a “crack” in Moab not too long ago, about to get out the duct tape and bailing wire, when a couple dirt bikers came by. They saw my dilemma (mechanically disadvantaged that I can be at times) and stopped their bikes to watch the show. I was grunting and moaning and shaking my head like a guy who must know what he’s doing. They smiled, pulled off their helmets, and settled in for a long show.
Well, the gist of it is, they were not only mechanically knowledgeable, but also very helpful. I gave up on the duct tape and got out the Hi-Lift jack. Between the jack, a few tools I had, the trusty winch on the front of “C UN RD” (Seeing Red), and the three of us, we got the Jeep out in no time and back on the trail.
As we stood around and celebrated our engineering feat, I told them how much I appreciated their stopping to help. I don’t remember the guy’s name, but he did have an AMA (American Motorcycle Association) sticker on his bike. But his comment to me has stuck with me (get it, stuck?) until this day. He said: “Hey, pard, all trail users gotta stick together!” Boy, ain’t that the truth?
OFF HIGHWAY, OFF-ROAD BUSINESSES NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU THE CUSTOMER - Saving Trails in 2016 Will Take us All Doing Our Part.
By Del Albright, National Ambassador, BRCI ask for your help as we start 2016 to get a TON more off-road, off-highway businesses to join or renew in BlueRibbon Coalition. I just reviewed this list of member business and dang, I'm a bit disappointed.