Mile 1 Report

November 4, 2007
by floral

Location:
Curry
Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border
Conditions:
Sunday 2:00 PM
Sunny
Humans / Pets:
People:
12
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
12
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
5
Activity Comments:
Because of construction cones, many areas to park by the Highway 101 are taken.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Dune Modification
see pictures
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Beautiful day to walk. not too much litter to pick-up. lots of sand on the beach. saw gulls and ducks on the Winchuck River. only walked the river to California boarder thought you may enjoy the pictures.
Summary:
This is not my mile but did want to see how the area is coming with the new construction. Big Hole and lots of work going on....beach was enjoyed by several on this beautiful day.
  • Excavation for new Visitor Center, on site of old Crissey Field, almost adjacent to the beach. Shore pines atop foredunes in background.
    Excavation for new Visitor Center, on site of old Crissey Field, almost adjacent to the beach. Shore pines atop foredunes in background.
    November 4, 2007
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  • Residence perched on bench at mouth of Winchuck River
    Residence perched on bench at mouth of Winchuck River
    November 4, 2007
Other Mile 1 Reports (13)

2018

January 13, 2018 - iornman777
There were a few large tires on the beach. We cleaned debris off the beach but was unable to remove large tires.

2014

January 31, 2014 - floral
Walked the sand dune like area and found the tide very high.. up to the grass in many places toward the Calif. boarder..lots of tree stumps and dead trees on the beach from the Winchuck River I...

2013

December 1, 2013 - floral
Mile 1 today was calm seas even though it was highest tide..walking at the Crissy field was easy and interesting driftwood about.Saw a Great blue heron fishing at the mouth of the river.Also saw tow...

2011

October 14, 2011 - [email protected]
Fisrst time I've seen so many pelicans hanging around; maybe 30 or more. Unusual, even for this (Pelican)bay. Beautiful sunny shirt sleeve weather and almost no wind. Only a few people about, even...
  • Was fun to see thenm diving for food.
  • Mosr driftwood I've seen in a long time.
February 7, 2011 - [email protected]
Very cold and windy. Two people near the visitor center. Center, except for restrooms, closed. Guess it's only open weekkends, under spring arrives. Nothing to report of any note.

2010

June 21, 2010 - Barbara
The Winchuck River Mouth has been fascinating to watch. Huge quantities of sand and gravel have moved around. Sand now covering part of clambeds ("Hooray!the clams say). A sand island appears and...
April 15, 2010 - [email protected]
Everything still in well-kept condition at this mile, which is the Crissey Field Recreation Area (and Visitor Center, USFS, etc.). It still looks like an intrusion into the area, but maybe time will...
January 26, 2010 - [email protected]
Beautiful sunny and warm day. Lots of people out walking the beach. Almost no litter to be seen--someone's doing a good job (or hopefully, everyone)and it shows from my last visit.
  • Many dozen seagulls congregated at the mouth of the Winchuck River.

2009

October 12, 2009 - Barbara
Last day before first storm approaching. New ugly buildings visible: Crissey Field Visitor Center and huge new palace-style "home" at mouth of Winchuck. Beach beautiful.
July 26, 2009 - [email protected]
Bright, sunny day at this Park/Visitor Center. Lots of people out enjoying themselves. Only problem noticed was that there was much litter everywhere. One man with Volunteer hat was collecting...
  • Crissey Field Visitor Center
March 9, 2009 - [email protected]
Mile 1 is the site for the new Crissey State Park & Visitor Welcome Center. Has been open only about 2 weeks. Minor trash on beach, such as tennis shoes, tangle of rope, plastic bottles. Next...

2008

May 17, 2008 - [email protected]
This is not my mile, but I am switching to it for ease of access. (See report for Mile 2) It was Saturday and no construction activity was visible. The visitor center building is going up -- see...
  • Construction is not very far along.  It appears to be on the highest land at the wayside.  Not visible from the north side of Winchuck R.

2007

May 27, 2007 - mmcdowell1
Access to the beach south of Winchuck R. is strewn with homeless type trash. There is a semi-abandoned looking RV parked along the access trail, brought in from the south end roads. Might not be...