Mile 143 Report

October 14, 2012
by AnnMissy

Location:
Douglas
South Umpqua Lighthouse SP
Conditions:
Sunday 2:00 PM
Cloudy
62° F
Wind:
Moderate from the SW
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
ATVs/OHVs parking:
6
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
3
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
lots and lots of kelp
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
The mile was very quiet with no notable changes. The day was cloudy and windy so not a very nice day to be on the beach. There was lots and lots of kelp in several locations along the mile. We, and our dog, were the only people on the beach.
  • We found many mounds of kelp...more than we generally see.
    We found many mounds of kelp...more than we generally see.
    October 14, 2012
  • October 14, 2012
Other Mile 143 Reports (6)

2020

January 26, 2020 - kmwifish
The biggest thing I found was the water heater tank.  There were only 3 seagulls and a small flock of sandpipers  Quite windy, lovely to have the beach to myself (I walk farther than my mile).

2019

October 28, 2019 - kmwifish
We saw 5 other humans (2 when we started walking south and 3 when we returned) and one dog, besides we two and our dog.  They were all walking on the beach, but none went very far (it was a chilly,...

2013

October 21, 2013 - AnnMissy
The beach was deserted except for us. It was somewhat foggy and windy so not the best day for a stroll on the beach. Did see 3 birds that were dead and washed up on shore...picture below. Picked up...
January 20, 2013 - AnnMissy
Beach looked good other than some bluffing from the higher water. Not too much garbage to collect. Had an enjoyable walk with our daughter, son-in-law, grandsons and two dogs. One grandson found...

2012

March 26, 2012 - AnnMissy
Mile 143 is pretty non-exciting. Just basic sand movement and usual shells, drift wood, bird etc. We saw no dead wildlife or physical changes. Were several plastic bottle that we picked up along with...
  • Grandsons and daughter helped us walk our beach mile while they were visiting during spring break. We had our faithful helper dogs with us. Ours is Amos (picture included). He was tired out as we all were. Was a fun time.

2007

September 8, 2007 - twright
Less than the normal invertebrates. One wood box on beach 2' x 2' x 4'