Mile 151 Report

September 21, 2007
by Robhart

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, S of Threemile Cr, N of Brushy Hill
Conditions:
Friday 4:30 PM
Sunny
45° F
Wind:
Strong from the NW
Tide Level:
3.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
12
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
8 camping
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
10
ATVs/OHVs parking:
1
Activity Comments:
3 cars at Topenish Trailhead. Two campers at end of road on Sparrow Park - waiting until their social security checks arrived to move in town to RV park.
Notable Wildlife:
1 dark sparrow with streaked breast in salal; 1 blackbird; 80 gulls near mouth of 3 Mile Creek; 130 sanderlings feeding in groups all along water's edge; 1 dowitcher amongst the sanderlings
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Much blowing sand had completely buried drift line!
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Very much accretion. Sands heavily blown up to result in gradual slope to foredune, instead of eroded "cliffs" usually there.
Comments:
Summary:
Sands heavily blown up to result in gradual slope to foredune instead of eroded "cliffs" as usually there.
Other Mile 151 Reports (6)

2016

December 29, 2016 - mzlizee
A friend and I, and our 4 dogs, hiked to the beach from the day use parking lot at the entrance to Tahkenitch Campground, and arrived at 30 min before high tide.  We've been down this trail a number...

2007

June 2, 2007 - longjim7
Folks enjoying parking, camping, walking
March 26, 2007 - longjim7
Only 2 sanderlings, a few gulls

2006

July 20, 2006 - longjim7
Beach was clean, people just enjoying nature.
June 17, 2006 - longjim7
Lots of sand has been deposited already this spring. However, not as much washed out this winter as in some previous years. Sometimes the face of the foredune is a eight-ten foot vertical cut, this...
April 24, 2006 - longjim7
Observed: small sand crabs, small crabs, undulating beach sand, stretches of new large and small wood debris.