Mile 152 Report

December 30, 2008
by cmoore

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, north of Threemile Creek
Conditions:
Tuesday 10:00 AM
Cloudy
45° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
8.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
0
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
racks from ATVs but none today
Notable Wildlife:
4 pelicans, two flocks of sanderlings. Many blobs of jellyfish
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Styrofoam
clam shells. Lots of white foam
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Very high tide and not much beach, so we were a bit uneasy, looking at the bluffs in case we needed to scamper up them. lots of white foam. the river is flowing again and the lean-tos are gone although there is still a tremendous amount of driftwood in the river and alongside. a lovely day. we collected two full bags of trash, mostly we assume, from atvs.
Summary:
Very high tide and wave action and not much beach, so we were a bit uneasy, looking at the bluffs in case we needed to scamper up them. lots of white foam. the river is flowing again and the lean-tos are gone although there is still a tremendous amount of driftwood in the river and alongside. a lovely day. we collected two full bags of trash, mostly we assume, from atvs. four pelicans and two flocks of sanderlings, lots of jellyfish blobs and clamshells.
  • 100 yards north of access road
    100 yards north of access road
    December 30, 2008
Other Mile 152 Reports (6)

2009

March 13, 2009 - cmoore
A nice day to walk the beach, and a good day for fishing, apparently. There were 9 fishermen. The beach was quite clean, due in part to the efforts of a man from Roseburg who picks up rope and floats...

2008

September 20, 2008 - cmoore
A beautiful day, no wind, clear and warm. Four of us, including webmaster Lloyd Maxfield, did the SOLV clean-up on this mile as well as the area near the stream outlet. We collected almost 8 bags of...
July 23, 2008 - cmoore
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  • One of two lean-tos for camping.
  • Piles of driftwood logs are choking the water outflow at the inlet
April 28, 2008 - cmoore
A quiet Monday walk on a quiet beach. There was evidence of ATV action over the weekend--tire tracks in the sand. We picked up a garbage bag of trash, including a plastic bottle from China. Otherwise...

2007

October 27, 2007 - cmoore
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  • A massive clump of bull kelp
August 22, 2007 - cmoore
It was a beautiful, sunny day in August on this seemingly remote beach. It is a popular place for ORVs, however; the sand is full of tire tracks and there was considerable trash. We picked up two...