Mile 141 Report

October 28, 2007
by KerrieP

Location:
Coos
Oregon Dunes NRA
Conditions:
Sunday 1:00 PM
Sunny
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
5.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
OHV tracks in closure around MP 143
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
40
ATVs/OHVs parking:
50
Activity Comments:
Third beach parking lot was nearly full with lots of activity. Only a few people (6) using the beach
Notable Wildlife:
two groups of pelicans (one with 33 another with 13)
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
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 opening in the foredune and went south about 1/2 mile before turning around. Otherwise things looked good and as always I treasured the remoteness of this mile. Shells, kelp/algae, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in driftline. Two groups of pelicans (33 and 13) flying off-shore. Low human impact (2)-walking.
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2020

July 21, 2020 - KerrieP
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2019

August 5, 2019 - KerrieP
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2008

December 23, 2008 - oldMGguy
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  • 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...
February 17, 2007 - KerrieP
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