Hiking Samuel H. Boardman Park


I travel for a number of reasons to some of the most beautiful and isolated parts of the world. Cultural immersion, food, adventure and to witness vanishing cultures are a few that come to mind.

I also have planned some trips around hiking and there are a few that stand out. The Cinque Terre in Italy, the Schilthorn in the Swiss Alps, Corcovado rain-forest in Costa Rica, Taman Negara in Malaysia and the Dogon country in Mali are a few that certainly find there place in my top ten, so far.

But closer to home we have some very special places and one such place is the Samuel H. Boardman state park on the southern Oregon coast.

The rugged coastline of coastal rain-forest has a number of very easy trail-heads that lead to stunning vistas and empty beaches. You can also make a longer hike by starting at one end and hiking the 12 or so easy miles and shuttling back with a second car.

Here are just a few photos with locations and at the bottom is a 4 minute video we produced for the City of Brookings to show off what I consider to be one of the most beautiful hikes in the world.

Valentines day 2008. We hiked from Arch Rock to Indian sands spending 3 nights on the trail. Night 1 at Thunder Rock Cove, Night 2 at Secret beach and this our final night at Indian sands
Empty beaches. This is China beach.
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Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


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