Mile 159 Report

April 3, 2008
by Foggy

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, west of Carter Lake
Conditions:
Thursday 2:00 PM
Sunny
61° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
3.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Activity Comments:
Recent tracks in sand, but no vehicles
Notable Wildlife:
Plenty of immature and adult gulls.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Huge number of clam shells and sanddollars throughout intertidal zone
Driftline:
Shells·Small rocks
Intact 15" diameter spherical plastic float
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Comments:
Virtually no human impact other than the plover nesting area restoration
Summary:
Closest access to this mile is via the Turner Lake Wayside. The trail from there is about a mile, and today there were several deep unavoidable mudpuddles to ford to get to the beach. There was no adverse human impact observed, no humans, no dogs, no trash.
  • Looking north from north edge of Mile 159
    Looking north from north edge of Mile 159
    N 43 51.713, W 124 09.530
    April 3, 2008
  • Many years of foredune accumulation washed away this winter, as CoastWatchers have observed on many other beaches in Coos, Douglas and Lane.
    Many years of foredune accumulation washed away this winter, as CoastWatchers have observed on many other beaches in Coos, Douglas and Lane.
    April 3, 2008
  • Typical profile of foredune and beach on Mile 159
    Typical profile of foredune and beach on Mile 159
    April 3, 2008
Other Mile 159 Reports (2)

2013

April 18, 2013 - JMorris
Very quiet pleasant day with beach clear of debris by recent high winds..

2012

November 2, 2012 - JMorris
Calm day between storms, remote mile, requires long hike, not practical to cross Siltcoos river at mouth due to high flow. Lots of razor clam shells, few other clam types, sand-dollars.Sand birds '...