Fort Stevens, Astoria, and More

We woke up to a spectacular day and decided to take advantage of it. We leashed Avery and headed out from our campsite at Fort Stevens State Park to do some sightseeing.

The walk itself was lovely... lots of colorful leaves and tons of mushrooms to admire. Once we got to Battery Russell, we wandered around and imagined the battle. Apparently, it was attacked by the Japanese whose intent was to attack Fort Stevens. It's the only time the continental US has been attacked by a foreign entity since the war of 1812.

Then we set out for the shipwreck at the beach. Luckily for us it was low tide, and all of the remains could be seen. We returned to our "home" and had lunch, then decided to explore Astoria a bit. We were told the "Column" was a site to see and boy was it ever! Lewis and Clark's expedition is depicted all over the column. It is stunningly beautiful. The 160+ steps to the top were worth it once we saw the view. Then, on the way back to camp, we were treated to some Elk rummaging around in someone's yard. They are massive and impressive. It was a super fun day!