Astoria, Oregon to Springfield, Oregon
Miles Driven Today: 314.8
Total Miles: 4190. 4
Woke up this morning to cool, overcast skies. Headed for Cape Disappointment, where Lewis and Clark decided, disappointedly, that they could not spend the winter on the northern beach because the weather would have too much negative effect on them. They then opted for Fort Clatsop across the Columbia River. That was our second stop.
At Cape Disappointment we hiked the three-quarter mile trail to the lighthouse through some very impressive old growth forest. From the lighthouse we had a great view of the ocean, as well as the interpretive center. Once we hiked back, the center was open for a tour.