Mile 142 Report

August 5, 2019
by KerrieP

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, Coos/Douglas county line
Conditions:
Monday 9:00 AM
Cloudy
63° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
-0.4 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
None
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
0
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:
0
Activity Comments:
No people on beach or parking area at start. A total of 9 people were noted adjacent to the Third Beach parking area upon our return around noon. The parking area is well north of Mile 142.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
None
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Light amount of trash/plastics
New Development:
None
Modifications:
None. Signage and ropes noted for plover nesting areas
Natural Changes:
a 2 foot (on avg) ledge between high and low tide areas ran along this entire mile
Comments:

The Oregon Dunes Staff is doing a good job keeping OHVs off the beach with signage and blockades.  People tacks can be noted at various access points, but no tire tracks, hurray. 

Summary:

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. 

  • Plover Protection Area Sign
    August 5, 2019
Other Mile 142 Reports (8)

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...

2010

August 15, 2010 - KerrieP
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...

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...