Mile 5 Report

June 20, 2007
by Berner

Location:
Curry
Chetco Point, Macklyn Cove, Mill Beach, Zwagg Island
Conditions:
Wednesday
Cloudy
51° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
1.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
1
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
1
Concerns:
Kelp/algae collection·Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Activity Comments:
a cloudy, calm weekday morning with only one other person visible-a fisherman off Chetco point
Notable Wildlife:
usual gulls and black oyster catcher; pelicans fishing; one sea otter;low tide, so some anenomes and starfish on the rocks; usual summer seaweed accumulation
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
no bands; one seagull; other bird remains just feathers; species uncertain
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Bluff development
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Comments:
no. The beaches are relatively clean except for usual picnic litter on Mill Beach, Macklyn cove. I routinely pick up litter from the accessible beaches of Mile 5.
Summary:
Mile five, which I view/walk 2-3 times/week, remains stable. The erosion/bluff slides that I have noted (and sent pictures) over the past three years have changed very little. The beaches that attract local residents have been blessedly free of campers for the past two years thanks to the efforts of the Brookings PD. Litter levels have also diminished due to encouraging potential overnighters to utilize the State Parks in our vicinity
Other Mile 5 Reports (10)

2015

June 10, 2015 - bkrause@sos.net
North towards Zwagg Island the tidepools were thick with the greatest diversity and quantity of sea weed I have ever encountered. The pools had appropriate concentrations of mollusks, crustaceans and...

2014

September 10, 2014 - bkrause@sos.net
A beautiful day at with a minus tide and fewer than expected people. I tried to get out to tide pools to look for evidence of wasting disease during a minus tide but was unable to do so because the...
May 24, 2014 - bkrause@sos.net
Beach is in good shape
  • Dead Bat or Leather sea star found on beach

2009

March 10, 2009 - Berner
mile 5 to the extent that it is accessible--from Chetco Point to 1/8 mile north of the little offshore projection just south of the condos--has changed very little since the last report....

2008

December 18, 2008 - Berner
Rather benign visit, given the storms of late with high wave action. No significant changes since last report
August 26, 2008 - Berner
Mile five seems to be generally stable except for the crumbling bluff noted above and constant shifting of the entry of Mill Creek into Macklyn Cove (an annual rearrangment). Unlike a year ago, there...
March 4, 2008 - Berner
Considering the winter storms we have experienced, there has been relatively little visible impact on the shore. The sand that recedes during the winter seems to be shifting back in; no apparent new...

2007

November 9, 2007 - Berner
see above; stable, no notable changes over the summer
August 30, 2007 - Berner
mild continuing slides on bank, same sites as noted on prior reports. Dead small whale on shore.
February 25, 2007 - Berner
no significant changes from the Nov. 2006, trip. Winter storms have done nothing unusual this year on this stretch in so far as I can tell