Mile 149 Report

October 8, 2007
by flotsam

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, north of Army Hill
Conditions:
Monday 1:30 PM
Cloudy
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
8
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
Only one other car observed at beach access; others were seen either traveling or parked elsewhere along the access road.
Notable Wildlife:
Several sea lions/harbor seals (not sure which) observed feeding in the surf.There were 3-4 times as many gulls congregating at the mouth of Three Mile Creek than we normally see.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
none
Natural Changes:
none
Comments:
Summary:
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 of the beach, just below the foredune. See attached picture. If anyone can update me on what this plant is, or can inform me of some of the correct beach terminology, I welcome your comments.
  • Sample of beach plantlife growing prolifically on the Umpqua Spit
    Sample of beach plantlife growing prolifically on the Umpqua Spit
    Mile 149
    October 8, 2007
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

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.
May 13, 2007 - flotsam
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...
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.