>"Could you tell what happened to the forest along Wimer Road? My heck ... looks like the place has been nuked."
Big fires in that country. There was a 400,000+ acre blaze I guess about 12 years ago that nearly burned down into the Pacific near Brookings. Then there were some other large fires a couple years ago.
If you drive 199, you will see where they stopped the southern edge of the fire at the highway/river. If the fire had crossed 199... a lot of the north coast might have been toast.
But the big fire season was 1954. The "Tillamook Burn' in Orygun went to the pacific (burned a chunk of the town too), and in Northern California, there was a redwoods fire that burned to the pacific near Big Lagoon.
"I don't really know, I've been too busy falling down."