Mile 142 Report

May 28, 2018
by KerrieP

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, Coos/Douglas county line
Conditions:
Monday 1:00 PM
Party cloudy
65° F
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
none
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Access at Third Beach Parking Lot. Very full as it was Memorial Weekend. Count here does not reflect the rare person who walks the distance to this beach mile, therefore no count for parking. Beach is closed to vehicles and there where no tracks to show potential infractions. USFS continues to do a good job maintaining closures.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Higher number of dead crabs in wrack line than usual.
Driftline:
Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
Low amount of ocean trash than usual.
New Development:
None
Modifications:
None
Natural Changes:
"normal"
Comments:

Contacted OR Dunes to extend a thank you for maintaining ATV closures and placement of snowy plover closures around nesting locations between Third Beach Parking Lot and Ten Mile Ck.

Summary:

Higher number of dead crabs in wrack line than usual.

Other Mile 142 Reports (7)

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...