Mile 146 Report

February 19, 2019
by SmithRiver

Location:
Douglas
North Jetty, South Jetty Umpqua River, Lighthouse
Conditions:
Tuesday 3:45 PM
Rain
45° F
Wind:
Moderate
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Visible retreat of solid bluff·Evidence of wave overtopping
Comments:
Summary:

Bluff retreat and wave-overtopping observed at the back of the beach on this mile.  One vehicle present in an area where they are allowed--the beach otherwise completely deserted during this visit.

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Other Mile 146 Reports (14)

2018

January 4, 2018 - SmithRiver
It was a beautiful warm day at the beach.  Nothing abnormal to report today.  Several man made structures made out of driftwood to look at.

2017

August 2, 2017 - SmithRiver
Beautiful day at the beach, many, many enjoying it.  Sad to see so much fire destruction and danger from unauthorized/unattened bon fires.  Most fire pit areas were started far above the tide line...
February 26, 2017 - SmithRiver
  • 118 Entrance facing beach
  • 118 Entrance facing paking lot
  • Bluff to left of entrance
  • Bluffs to right
  • Bluff to right
  • Bluff on right
January 23, 2017 - SmithRiver
It was a beautiful calm day at the beach.  The tide had brought in so much driftwood, one had to clime over it just to enter the beach area from the trail leading from the parking lot.  

2014

January 2, 2014 - SmithRiver
A nice day to visit and play at the beach. It was high tide, so big waves were the main show.
January 1, 2014 - SmithRiver
It was a beautiful day which may have contributed to so many taking the rough drive down Sparrow Park Road to enjoy the beach. Vehicle and ATV tracks were abundant. On our drive from the entrance...

2013

August 14, 2013 - SmithRiver
Everyone seemed to be enjoying the sunny beach. Kite flying and sandcastle building were both big attractions and apparently "Madison Rocks" because it was carved in the sand very large. Small...
  • With over two dozen people visiting this area of the beach, the birds still found their own area to occupy.
  • An unusual amount of bird feathers seemed to be washing up on shore today.
  • A nice amount of American Beach Grass was found.

2011

June 10, 2011 - SmithRiver
It was a beautiful day at the beach. One family of three was tossing a Frisbee, two young children played in the sand while their parents relaxed close by. Three other children were splashing in...
  • Someone built a unique fort-like structure out of beautiful driftwood on the beach.

2009

June 23, 2009 - cmoore
The beach looked like it had been swept clean. Little debris, little driftwood, no shells, etc. Pretty barren. Joe had been here a week before and saw "thousands" of jellyfish pieces. On Sunday,...

2008

December 31, 2008 - cmoore
Very quiet today, cloudy and starting to rain. Only two other people and a dog on the beach. A lot of wood debris mixed with seaweed in the driftline, and huge logs strewn all along the beach. One...
September 21, 2008 - cmoore
Today was warm, shirt-sleeve weather, slight cloud cover, no wind. People and dogs were enjoying the beach--flying kites, surfing, playing in the sand, walking. The beach was very clean, picked up a...
September 2, 2008 - cmoore
Over the past two weeks, we have seen at least three or four dead common mures during our walks (about three times a week). One day, we counted six. One was entangled in kelp. We also saw a dead baby...
May 1, 2008 - cmoore
On our walk today we found four round buoys (one 12" diam. and three 8") from fishing boats, one from China. Two had been in the water a long time, encrusted with Lepas (goose barnacles) which had...
April 27, 2008 - cmoore
A beautiful Sunday south of the Winchester jetty. People were enjoying the calm water and nice day. No changes of note since we walked the beach last fall.