As we drove into Fort Stevens State Park we were welcomed by a beautiful herd of grazing elk. In hind sight, this unexpected greeting at the entrance of Oregon's northwestern most park foreshadowed the remote and wild day we would enjoy at this lovely, leashed dog friendly locale. Of course, the elk didn't have anything to do with our choice to visit the park during one of the worst storms the area has had in months. Jason, Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley and I didn't mind the pouring down rain. We're from Cascadia! But the wind, which gusted up to 86 miles per hour, was more than we're used to venturing out in.
Leashed dogs are allowed go inside the buildings that are open to the public except for the War Games Building. During our stormy visit, we appreciated those brief chances to get out of the rain. Upon stepping through one concrete doorway, we frightened a sparrow that was also seeking refuge from the wind and rain. We could have spent more time exploring the historic area of Fort Stevens State Park, but after almost two hours of wandering, we were all very wet and needed a break. There is so much to see here; the buildings, the river, the wildlife. Well, we didn't see as much of the latter as we did the droppings of the latter. It often took some fancy maneuvering with the dogs to hike through the many different animal species droppings scattered everywhere. That one slight annoyance during our visit to Fort Stevens State Park historical area certainly doesn't stop me from wanting to return. And what was an annoyance to me was great sniffing fun for the dogs.
For those of you wondering about the battery Brychwyn, Huxley and Wilhelm were guarding in yesterdays Wordless Wednesday post it is Battery 245 built in 1944. We really enjoyed everyone's great comments! Thanks for sharing the adventure with us.