Mile 107 Report

June 18, 2012
by wbailey

Location:
Coos
Bullards Beach, Cut Creek, Chrome Lake, Round Lake
Conditions:
Monday 2:00 PM
Sunny
57° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
1.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
No human activity - only tire tracks between Whiskey Run access and Cut Creek.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Shells·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
Comments:
Fairly recent landslide located N 43 degrees 11.521 - see attached photo. Slides extends approx. 40 ft. out from base of cliff below Bandon Dunes golf course.
Summary:
Calm, pleasant day with light winds. No human activity other than tire tracks from vehicles entering from Whiskey Run beach access. No bird or marine mammal carcasses observed. A small landslide was visible (see photos and description). Noticeable increase in amount of plastic, styrofoam (orange and green) and wood debris in the driftline, possibly from Japanese tsunami. Several plastic bottles had Japanese writing. Very few shorebirds observed. Shells, casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood pieces and land-based debris were in the driftline.
  • landslide in cliff along Bandon Dunes golf course
    landslide in cliff along Bandon Dunes golf course
    N 43 11.521
    June 18, 2012
  • unusual orange and green Styrofoam chunks.
    unusual orange and green Styrofoam chunks.
    all along mile 107
    June 18, 2012
  • several along mile 107
    June 18, 2012
Other Mile 107 Reports (12)

2013

September 9, 2013 - wbailey
Nothing unusual. Typical build-up of dunes in some locations from strong northerly winds. Noticeable accumulation of processed wood chips in several localized areas possibly dumped from a passing...

2012

January 3, 2012 - wbailey
Not much to report. Two vehicles drove by (heading north) apparently coming from Cut Creek. No humans or dogs were observed on the beach. Two dead Common Murres were observed towards the southern...

2011

July 25, 2011 - wbailey
Nothing unusual observed. Light amount of natural debris in the driftline. Normal numbers of seabirds visible (both shorebirds and gulls). Tire tracks (likely from Whiskey Run access) were visible...
February 9, 2011 - wbailey
A beautiful, calm winter day. Very little debris deposited along the high tide driftline below the cliffs. Normal amount of trees, driftwood, and man-made debris was present. Very little if any...

2010

July 7, 2010 - wbailey
A fairly dense marine layer blew in during my walk. This made visibility somewhat difficult. No human activity was observed other than a small truck driving north. No dead animals or invertebrates...
February 22, 2010 - wbailey
A beautiful, clear day. No dead birds or marine animals/invertebrates observed. Minimal debris or seaweed in driftline or on the beach. Nothing really noteworthy other than a Jeep speeding on the...

2009

December 2, 2009 - wbailey
Nothing noteworthy to report. An easy and enjoyable walk on a spectacularly beautiful day. No dead fish, invertebrates, birds or marine mammals. Very little plastic or other debris present in the...
July 13, 2009 - wbailey
The large amount of Dungeness crab bodies and parts was noteworthy. Very little plastic and other debris was observed. In several areas, large numbers of worm tubes, six large jellyfish and 5...
  • This bird is probably an immature Western Gull.

2007

August 15, 2007 - sunsmith
Nice day on the beach. Fog came in around noon, but soon blew out. Debris on the beach is too great to attempt to carry out. Cut Creek is now taking a more northwesterly flow to the ocean. Old...
  • This bird is probably a Common Murre.
June 8, 2007 - sunsmith
Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood pieces, plastic pellets, land-based debris, ocean-based debris, styrofoam and a large number of sand dollars in the driftline. Gulls on the...
March 3, 2007 - sunsmith
Another interesting day on the beach! Shells, animal casings, kelp, small rocks, wood, plastic, styrofoam, wood pallet and land- and ocean-based debris in driftline. Foraging shorebirds moving in...
  • Evidence of wood cutting began at the south end of my mile.
  • Had watched this fella dig out the sand away from the log.
  • shot from waterline
  • shot from north backside
  • The real concern ended up being the little girl who kept running down to water, the father totally oblivious it.
  • This was new to me........
  • Had never seen this before.  Another old tire is further up the creek and a large peice of rusted metal body also.
  • Will have to research this.  Unknown beached or wrecked vessel skeleton embedded in foredune.
  • Another look.
  • Obviously a motorcycle has illegally been on the beach.
  • The Cut Creek immediate area seems to take quite a beating.
  • This usually large diameter tie line dwarfed my hiking stick.
  • Several small slides were spotted & brought to the attention of Dunes management.
  • Closer shot of  some slippage.
  • This was the blue Chevy Van that was speeding on the beach, disturbing feeding seabirds, and endangering lives.  The license was RUZ 031 if anyone sees it out there again!

2006

December 30, 2006 - sunsmith
Shorebirds foraging in surfline. 3 dead Western Grebe, 1 dead large squid. Wood pieces in driftline. Foredune north of Cut Creek washed away. Bunches of rope, broken crab pots and bait containers...