Mile 141 Report

July 21, 2020
by KerrieP

Location:
Coos
Oregon Dunes NRA
Conditions:
Tuesday 11:30 AM
Foggy
69° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
3.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
No violations observed
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
1
Activity Comments:
Tire tracks in low tide wet sand typical of law enforcement or plover biologist protocol so I am not considering this sign as a violation
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
Fresh juvenile common murres, no bands
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
usual numbers of crab carapaces and shells
Driftline:
Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
None
Modifications:
Plover protection ropes and signs. Nesting plovers observed.
Natural Changes:
Nothing of note
Comments:

Relayed a thank you to Oregon Dunes management for erecting and maintaining plover protection measures. 

Summary:

Super foggy day on this isolated section of beach. The trail to the beach is getting more use than historic numbers, but still very low use on this beach. Plover signs and fencing in this area are new as this area used to be "closed" but left unmarked due to high maintenance required. 

Other Mile 141 Reports (7)

2019

August 5, 2019 - KerrieP
Miles 141 and 142 provide nice solitude and good wildlife viewing.  Noted several snowy plovers near marked nesting areas, 11 brown pelicans, a Caspian tern, along with the usual sanderlings (~75...

2008

December 23, 2008 - oldMGguy
This mile is typical of the Oregon Dunes beaches - grassed foredune, vegetated deflation plain, and large parabolic dunes inland. A classic large "tree island" with mature spruce, pine, and rhodies...
  • South view on Mile 141 from John Dellenback beach trail
  • Looking north on Mile 141 from the John Dellenback beach trail
  • Foredune Erosion due to winter storm, winds, and high tide
  • Many 3-6" reddish Sea Nettle jellies washed up the beach today
  • Large 12" diameter Moon Jelly upended in the surf
October 12, 2008 - KerrieP
More large kelp piles than usual. Less ocean trash than usual. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks and wood pieces in driftline. Three dead Common Murres and one dead Surf Scoter. Low...
June 8, 2008 - KerrieP
Pleasant day, notable erosion of foredune - not unexpected after the winter and spring storms this year. Forest Service has placed new "Share the Beach" sign at beach entrance point. Shells, animal...

2007

December 30, 2007 - KerrieP
The weather was crazy; as we hiked across the two mile expanse of dunes to access our mile, the weather went from somewhat sunny to hail and wind, to rain and back to sunny. The deflation plain was...
October 28, 2007 - KerrieP
Gorgeous day for a beach walk. Forest Service seems to be staying on top of blocking OHV access to the closed beach. I observed two recent tracks around MP143. The violators accessed from an...
February 17, 2007 - KerrieP
This beach mile is difficult to access. This last trip I accessed from the Umpqua Third Beach parking lot. I was amazed and sadden to see what is happening to this section of the coast. those of...