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Fat Girls Hiking, Portland: Sunset Fall Celebration, Hike + Hang

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Cannon Beach Post Office

163 N Hemlock

Cannon Beach, OR 97110

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Join FGH Portland for a sunset fall celebration at Short Sands Beach!

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This hike will be lead by our Portland ambassadors, Ellen and Sarah. For more information on your ambassadors, click here: https://fatgirlshiking.com/portland-or/

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Hike Name: Sunset Fall Celebration Oswald West Hike & Hang

Description: Oswald West State Park is located between Cannon Beach and Manzanita. We will explore the trails between Short Sands and Necarney creek ending at the picnic area above the beach to enjoy the sunset. Weather dependent, for those interested, journaling prompts inspired by Fall, sit or stand genital movement and a seated meditation will be offered. To access Short Sands beach from the picnic area you can take a short hike down on loose sand and stairs, it’s around 6 big steps down. This section of Oregon Coast is one of the only spots where the beach does not have a road or development right up to it. The area we will be exploring was a walk in campground, the trails are wide, and there is a bridge crossing to the picnic area. The landscape is coastal rainforest, ferns, creek life, wild life and lots of fairy tales inspiration. Because we are going later in the day please bring a flash light or headlamp for the hike out, we will take the Short Sands Beach Trail out (number 10 on the *brochure, 0.5 miles). This area is popular with surfers, they tend to jog down the trail to warm up. If the surf is good you will hear them yell which side there passing on.

Native Lands: This hike takes place on the ancestral territories of the Chinook nations. Fat Girls Hiking acknowledges that our hikers may be guests, settlers & immigrants to this land. We recognize that outdoor recreation is rooted in colonialism and commit ourselves to undoing these dynamics while we’re on the trail.

Mileage: Minimum 1 mile, Short Sands Beach Trail in & out. Please see the *brochure/website, at the first fork on the Short Sands Beach Trail we’ll decide as a group which trail we want to explore before heading to the picnic area. The other trails range from 0.1 miles to 0.3 miles.

Elevation: None given, under 200 ft

Trail Conditions: Natural, roots, rocks and a few steps to the beach, this trail is well packed down.

ADA: The trail is well packed down, and wide. There are some roots and rocks, also one bridge crossing before the picnic area, to access the beach you have to take stairs.

Dogs Allowed: Yes

Kid Friendly: Yes

Website:

https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=139

https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=main.loadFile&load=_siteFiles%2Fpublications%2F43058_Oswald_West_Trail_Brochure_for_web051344.pdf *this is the brochure I am referencing above-please review

https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/oregon/oswald-west-state-park

****PLEASE NOTE****Review the information below to ensure you‘re familiar with our community guidelines:

Fat Girls Hiking a safer space for fat folks and people who live in marginalized identities. We don’t allow any weight loss talk, diet talk or body shaming at any of our events or hikes.

Kids of all ages are welcome (unless noted, typically if there are unsafe conditions that wouldn’t be good for kids, this will be noted in the event description above.)

Dogs are allowed (unless the area where the hike is located doesn’t allow them, typically wildlife refuges or natural conservation areas, this will be noted in the event description above.)

We are inclusive to all genders, all sizes & abilities. We love when non-fat allies show up for us!

We go at the pace of the slowest hiker with NO shame! We lead hikes from the back, so the slowest folks receive the most support from hike leaders.

We are inclusive to queer folks, transgender folks, gender non-conforming folks, feminists, fat folks, people of color & all marginalized people.

Be mindful of gender pronouns! Don’t assume someone’s pronoun by their appearance. Every group hike starts with intros that include everyone stating their name & pronoun!

For more info read the Fat Girls Hiking mission: https://fatgirlshiking.com

Please make sure that these guidelines will meet your expectations when you are participating in the Fat Girls Hiking community in person or online.

Address:

Oswald West State Park, Arch Cape, OR 97102

Directions from Portland:

HWY 26 towards the coast

South on 101 for about 10 miles, main parking area will be the second parking lot on the left side of the road when traveling from Cannon Beach.

Meeting Point:

We will meet by the bathroom in the main parking lot, 2nd lot on the left when traveling from Cannon Beach. Please see the brochure, it is the parking lot with the ADA bathroom located in it. There is no cell service at Oswald West. This area is very popular, there are four parking lots plus over flow parking along 101. Ellen will have one of her dogs with her, either Tex (Red Heeler mix) or Ellie (Labradoodle).

Bathrooms: There is an ADA bathroom at the main parking lot and a bathroom at the picnic area. The stalls in the picnic areas are narrow

Fees: none

Ticket Info: Fat Girls Hiking group hikes/events have limited tickets available for the safety, enjoyment and to be respectful to the areas we are hiking, other folks on the trail and to create a community where all participants, including our hike leaders, will have an opportunity to connect with one another.

We have a limited amount of free tickets that are limited to 1 per person. We ask that if you are financially able to, consider making a donation to Fat Girls Hiking by purchasing a ticket to this hike. OR support the growth of FGH by donating to one of our accounts. All donations help us to sustain and grow the Fat Girls Hiking community.

FGH founder, Summer, is currently working toward opening more FGH chapters across North America and globally. If you're able to donate via Go Fund Me, here's the link for Fat Girls Hiking: Fat Van Life https://www.gofundme.com/f/fat-girls-hiking-fat-van-life

CashApp: $sumrlovin or Venmo @fatgirlshiking are other ways to donate. We thank you so much for helping us sustain this community!

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Cannon Beach Post Office

163 N Hemlock

Cannon Beach, OR 97110

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