Mile 149 Report

May 13, 2007
by flotsam

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, north of Army Hill
Conditions:
Sunday 1:30 PM
Sunny
50° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Dogs:
0
Activities:
driving
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
none
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
9
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Typical groups of sanderlings, feeding at the edge of the surf.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Shells·Small rocks
New Development:
Modifications:
none
Natural Changes:
none
Comments:
Summary:
Our plan to walk to and thru mile 149 was altered by the knowledge that the lovely wind at our backs would be a challenge returning. Thus we turned around at the juncture of 149 and 150, to face a chilly 2+ mile walk back to the car. There was not a cloud to be seen, but the stiff breeze and 50 something temperature made for a chilling experience. The beach was remarkably clean and flat, with much of the sand replaced to eradicate the "cliffing" observed in our last report. This was Mother's Day, possibly accounting for the generally light activity in the area.
Other Mile 149 Reports (5)

2008

March 13, 2008 - flotsam
This was a cursory visit, as we did not actually get to our mile, but viewed the general area from afar (at least a mile). We were lashed with rain, and were recovering from a 9 mile walk the day...

2007

October 8, 2007 - flotsam
Nothing unusual to report, other than a lack of trash and other alien debris. I don't know if SOLV worked this stretch of beach last month. I did see a lot of a certain plant growing in the high end...
  • Sample of beach plantlife growing prolifically on the Umpqua Spit
August 24, 2007 - flotsam
The beach seemed unusually clean, with little trash, and less driftwood than at other times.
  • A view south from the where I estimate the junction of Mile 149 & 150 is.
March 17, 2007 - flotsam
Generally, more activity than usual, mostly in the access road area. Our miles were typically vacant, except for the occasional vehicle traversing the spit. We did see one seemingly abandoned vehicle...
  • View of beach near mile 149

2006

October 9, 2006 - flotsam
Beach and dunes clean, no problems, just the dead Sea Lion.