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From the Wiki:
Haystack Rock is a 235-foot (72-meter) tall monolith (or sea stack) rock formation on the Oregoncoast in the northwestern United States, the third-tallest such “intertidal” (meaning it can be reached by land) structure in the world. A popular tourist destination, the rock is adjacent to the beach and accessible by foot during low tide. Haystack Rock tide pools are home to many intertidal animals, including starfish, sea anemone, crabs, chitons, limpets, and sea slugs. The rock is also a refuge for many sea birds, including terns and puffins.
Composed of basalt, Haystack Rock was formed by lava flows emanating from the Grand Ronde Mountains 10 to 17 million years ago. The lava flows created many of the Oregon coast’s natural features, including Tillamook Head, Arch Cape, and Saddle Mountain. Haystack Rock was once joined to the coastline but years of erosion have since separated the monolith from the coast. Three smaller, adjacent rock formations to the south of Haystack Rock are collectively called “The Needles”.
This seems to be the iconic picture people think of, when picturing the Oregon Coast. I challenge you to find a calendar of Oregon that doesn’t feature Haystack Rock!
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