Mile 142 Report

August 15, 2010
by KerrieP

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, Coos/Douglas county line
Conditions:
Sunday 2:00 PM
Sunny
70° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
vehicles on closed beach
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
12
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
2
Activity Comments:
Number of vehicles in parking area does not reflect those who make the 4 mile+ round trip to the beach. Difficult to tell by ATV tracks how many violations. This was the weekend of Dunes Fest so somewhat surprised there weren't more.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Species/names:
none noted
Stranded:
none
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
No action taken
Summary:
A busy summer weekend, but few people make it to this section of the coast - makes it nice! Shells, animal casings, wood pieces, plastic pellets and ocean-based desbris in the driftline. Vehicles on closed beach but difficult to tell by ATV tracks how many violations.
Other Mile 142 Reports (8)

2019

August 5, 2019 - KerrieP
A nice quiet stretch of beach.  Wildlife sitings for both miles 142 and 141 are noted on the 141 report.  Active plover nesting with good signage and protection. 

2018

May 28, 2018 - KerrieP
Higher number of dead crabs in wrack line than usual.

2011

October 30, 2011 - KerrieP
Wonderful contrasts of gray and white. Got lucky to have only a light drizzle for this impromptu hike to my mile. No other people on the beach. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, wood pieces and...
September 24, 2011 - KerrieP
Beautiful weather for enjoying this quiet remote section of beach. Animal casings, kelp/algae, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in the dirftline. Large groupings of gulls on the beach.
January 30, 2011 - KerrieP
A pleasantly sunny and warm day for January. Great day for a walk and picnic. Few other people on the beach. Very light amount of drift consisting of shells, animal casings, small rocks and wood...
January 23, 2011 - KerrieP
A balmy pleasant day on the beach. Nice to see no illegal ATV activity. No people on the beach. Light drift consisting of shells, animal casings and wood pieces. Several large flocks of...

2009

August 22, 2009 - KerrieP
A nice day with little human activity or evidence of humans once a mile or so past the parking area. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, wood pieces and ocean-based debris. Little beach trash this...
February 28, 2009 - KerrieP
Despite threats of rain it was a great day to be on the beach; a calm ocean, no wind, good visibility and no people. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in the...