Hi All, In 2011 my partner and I hiked The Badlands (SD), Yellowstone and Grand Teton for 2 wks, It was an amazing adventure. In 2012 we are planing on hiking the Oregon Coast for 2 wks from Cape Disappointment (WA) to Harris Beach (OR). Renting a car in Portland and driving from State Park to State Park. We are also planning on staying in State Park Yurts along the way. My questions for all of you are. First, what is the best time to be their, the last 2 wks of Sept. vs. the 1st 2 wks of Oct. Second question is suggestions on must do hikes and perhaps ideas about getting shuttled (taxi, bus service-ect.) on some of the longer Day Hikes. Here's a list of some of the hikes that we are interested in doing. Cannon Beach, Ecola (Tillamook Head), Oswald West (Cape Falcon), Oswald West (Neahkahnie Mt.), The Three Capes (Mears, Lookout and Kiwanda), Cascade Head (to the Heads tip), Beverly Beach-Devils Punch Bowl, Ona Beach-Seal Rock Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Hecta Head-Carl Washburne, Umpqua Dunes and Lighthouse, Sunset Beach-Shore Acres-Cape Blanco, Bandon Islands (Devils Kitchen), Floras Lake (Blacklock Point), Cape Blanco, Cape Sebastian, Samuel Boardman and Harris Beach. Hiking is a Spiritual Experience for us. We are looking for rugged beauty, solitude (to listen to the sounds of nature), wildlife (sea lions, tide pools, birds, elk and butterflies-ect.), native plants (trees and flowers) and awesome sunsets. Your suggestion would be greatly appreciated.