Mile 105 Report

April 25, 2010
by Doug C

Location:
Coos
Bullards Beach, northwest of the Campground
Conditions:
Sunday 3:00 PM
Sunny
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
14
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
Fishing:
1
3 on horseback, 6 driving
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
6
Activity Comments:
No issues
Notable Wildlife:
Brown Pelicans (2 flocks) skimming the waves
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Comments:
Summary:
Calm sunny day. Fourteen people out, 6 in vehicles, 3 on horseback, the rest walking. Brown Pelicans were skimming waves. Heavy erosion of foredune noted. Driftwood structure from a year ago was gone. Lots of Razor Clam shells. Water line at low tide (+1 foot) was clean. Lots of debris at high tide line; plastic and driftwood.
  • Foredune appeared to have covered a driftwood shelter some time ago.  Recent erosion exposed it.  Estimated erosion from previous visits is 8-12 feet.
    Foredune appeared to have covered a driftwood shelter some time ago. Recent erosion exposed it. Estimated erosion from previous visits is 8-12 feet.
    Mid-mile in Mile 105
    April 25, 2010
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2014

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June 10, 2014 - Nelson's walkers
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June 4, 2014 - Nelson's walkers
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2009

February 15, 2009 - Doug C
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2008

October 13, 2008 - Doug C
Beautiful day, 10 mph northerly winds and sunshine. There were numerous piles of Bull Kelp more dense than Mile 106, probably from the early October storms. Sanderlings, Dunlins, Black Turnstones...
  • Bull Kelp, about 30-36 inches deep
  • Bull Kelp
May 26, 2008 - Doug C
Nice cloudy day with calm winds. Shells, animal casings, small rocks and wood pieces in driftline. Wildlife absent. Beaches were relatively clean compared to other trips. Foredune erosion was...
  • Typical dune erosion in Mile 105.
  • Typical dune erosion on southern quarter of Mile 105

2007

September 15, 2007 - Doug C
We visited this mile as part of the SOLV Beach Cleanup. This section was not as clean as Mile 104. Modest amount of plastic bags and bottles were found (15 lbs) and removed mostly from high dunes...
June 3, 2007 - capecove
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