Neskowin Ghost Forest
On July 4, 2019 we had one of the lowest tides of the year on the Oregon coast, roughly -2 feet. I'd recently learned that just 45 minutes from where I've lived my whole life was an incredible ancient ghost forest visible only at low tide, in the beach community of Neskowin. The stumps here all date back to at least the year 1700 when the last massive Cascadia quake struck the Pacific Northwest, causing large sections of land to drop, and forested areas to flood. It's a truly amazing and unique part of the Oregon Coast, and serves as a stark warning to our modern society. The rows of beach homes just a few feet above this forest could easily meet the same fate when the next Cascadia quake strikes.