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Neahkahnie Mountain, Oregon

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Neahkahnie Mountain is a mountain, or headland, on the Oregon Coast, north of Manzanita in Oswald West State Park overlooking U.S. Route 101. The peak is part of the Northern Oregon Coast Range, which is part of the Oregon Coast Range. It is best known for stories of Spanish treasure said to be buried either at the foot of the mountain, or on its slopes.In earlier times, Native Americans would set fires to clear the mountain slopes so deer and elk would have tender vegetation to eat in the spring. Pioneers afterwards did the same so their cattle and sheep would have grass to graze on. Since at least 1990, however, this practice was discontinued and the slopes are heavily forested in many places.The name comes from the Tillamook language, although according to Lewis A. McArthur the meaning of the word is controversial. Neah-Kah-Nie (other spellings, although obsolescent include "Ne-a-karney" and Ne-kah-ni) is translated as "the place of the god", whose name has been transcribed as Acarna.Historyin 1971 M. Wayne Jensen Jr., Director of the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Don Vlies, commercial fishermen suggested the stones were traces of a plane table survey made by Sir Francis Drake in 1579 as a Symbolic Sovereign Act for England
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  • July 24, 2017
    Travelling down Route 101 following the Coast, we stopped off at the Viewpoint and enjoy the panorama on each side from the west shoulder of the Mountain. The sea looked quite peaceful on the day, but...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    We hike up to the almost summit and saw a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean. Love the climb for the dry trails but up need the top the trails is wet and dangerous.  more »
  • June 5, 2017
    We were travelling from Cannon beach to Newport. On the way we saw this viewpoint and couldn't stop ourselves from stopping at this location. We were lucky to have sunshine and the ocean view was awes...  more »

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