Mile 12 Report

June 10, 2009
by George

Location:
Curry
Boardman SP cliffs
Conditions:
Wednesday 9:45 AM
Cloudy
57° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
-0.8 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
1
3 private sportfishing boats offshore
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
Activity Comments:
All persons sighted were within 100 feet of the observation point parking lot.
Notable Wildlife:
Abundant cormorants, oystercatchers, crows, vultures, and gulls. Sea lion colony usually seen on offshore rocks was on mainland rocks.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
One fresh harbor seal carcass, attracting many vultures. One other unidentifiable partial carcass, apparently a moose(!) judging by the thing in the photo which appears to be part of a moose antler.
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Styrofoam
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:

No problems observed.

Summary:

This appears to be healthy mile, lightly used, and with full bloom of coreopsis, wild carrot, wild lily,Oregon grape, etc. Observed more kelp, fewer sea stars than normal. But is that really part of a moose found near Brookings? If anybody has a different explanation of what's in the photo, p[lease let me know.

  • This was found at the waterline along with vertebrae, ribs, and miscellaneous other bones, but no skull or limbs.  It had been well picked over, but enough flesh was left to cast an unpleasant smell.
    This was found at the waterline along with vertebrae, ribs, and miscellaneous other bones, but no skull or limbs. It had been well picked over, but enough flesh was left to cast an unpleasant smell.
    Waterline about 200 yds south of House Rock viewpoint
    June 10, 2009
Other Mile 12 Reports (5)

2010

March 17, 2010 - George
No changes of any import observed since last time.Very strong winds precluded much human activity (it was hard to stand up on the cliff tops) . 10-15 ft. wind-driven waves breaking near shore, much...

2009

December 24, 2009 - George
The difficulty of access and the State Park protection of Mile 12 continue to isolate it from any appreciable signs of human intrusion. Although the area is subject to erosion and landslides during...
  • This was the view form the south end of mile 12, in an area relatively protected from the House Rock viewpoint "mini-cape".  North of the "mini-cape" at Whaleshead Beach, the surf was much higher and more organized.
September 15, 2009 - George
Mile 12 looks pretty much the way it always does. With a beautiful day at hand and more people in town than usual there was a bit more activity than usual, but this is still a lightly used area with...
March 10, 2009 - George
It's hard to believe that Coastwatchers want miles where something happens; usually, what happens is not good. I am very happy to report that nothing has happened since the last report. There is...

2008

December 10, 2008 - George
Please note report was mailed 12/16/2008 to Ed Rossiter, as instructed. Mail was returned because forwarding time has expired.Since this is my first report on Mile 12, and I'm not sure when this...
  • Photo shows extent of landslide of 2 - 3 years ago.
  • Stumps resulting from the removal of Douglsas Firs at House Rock Viewpoint.  They were also removed from the north side.