Mile 16 Report

March 1, 2008
by Christine

Location:
Curry
Boardman SP, Natural Bridges, Miner Cr, Deer Pt, Arch Rock
Conditions:
Saturday 9:30 AM
Cloudy
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
0
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
None
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
0
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
No vehicle access only parking
Notable Wildlife:
None
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
None
Stranded:
Total:
0
None
Fish & Invertebrates:
None
Driftline:
Small beach very clean from winter storms
New Development:
Modifications:
None can happen here
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling
Comments:
The steep trail runs along a steep and rocky creek to the very small beach below. There seem to be a inordinate number of downed trees along the trail. Like nature was downing the trees to fill the gash of the trail. One small area I viewed seems to have been eroding for awhile as a tree had fallen over the trail and had been cut back some time ago. The area the tree fell from was eroding even more and pretty rapidly into the creek due to the winter storms I believe. It had eroded, the tree fell and there was more erosion because the tree had fallen. It was such a minor point of erosion, but it made me wonder how the timber/logging industry can continue to be in denial about the long term and destructive effects of clear cutting and low-diversity replanting.
Summary:
This is the section of Mile 16 I call the Miner Creek access. The steep trail follows a steep and rocky creek to the small beach below. Other than the usual minor erosion problems and tree downings along the creek and trail and the very small very clean beach caused by the winter storms, there's not much to report. Nature can recover from small problems very effectively.
Other Mile 16 Reports (43)

2019

March 24, 2019 - wild1234

2018

July 4, 2018 - wild1234
March 26, 2018 - wild1234
Some erosion.

2017

December 9, 2017 - wild1234
Not a lot of garbage on the the Natural trail, but the Arch Rock trail did have quite a few plastic bottles and pop cans.

2010

January 17, 2010 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The ocean...
January 10, 2010 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint. The large fallen snag/tree reported in March appears to continue to...

2009

December 31, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south that includes Natural Bridges. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance....
November 25, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint North. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The day was partly sunny with a...
October 29, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Miner Creek access. Nothing unusual observed except the lack of bird or seal life again for such a calm day.
September 17, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. No human...
August 28, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint. The large fallen snag/tree reported in March appears to continue to...
July 24, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The day was mixed cloudy/sunny,...
June 26, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint North. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The day was very sunny but windy...
June 4, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Miner Creek access. No vehicles or people present at the observation time. Only a few seagulls and a seal swimming in the cove were observed.
April 23, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance. The ocean...
March 26, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint. See Bluff Erosion, Notable Live Wildlife and Comments on Human Activities...
February 28, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Miner Creek access. The eroding bluff along the trail overlooking the creek that can be seen from below looks like it has some healthy brush...
January 31, 2009 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south that includes Natural Bridges. Little human activity can take place here other than trail maintenance....

2008

December 27, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint North. A very rainy, stormy day. Saw no downed trees or other problems along the trail or in the tiny rocky...
November 30, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point. Little human behavior can take place here other than trail maintenance. The ocean...
November 1, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint. Other than a small area just off Hwy 101 that has no barrier, where...
October 4, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint South. It was a chilly drizzly day between rainstorms, so only two cars with two couples stopped briefly at Natural Bridges...
August 30, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint North. Nothing out of the ordinary seen. Once again on such a nice sunny day I would have expected to see seals playing in the cove...
August 2, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Miner Creek. Nothing of concern was seen on the trail. Since the day was so calm, the lack of any Harbor Seals in the water or sunning on the rocks may indicate...
June 28, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South. With the fog, extra summer foliage and steep cliffs all along the trail, not much of concern could be seen.
May 24, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North. Other than my commentary and questions about trail "maintenance", nothing unusual to report.
April 26, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint South. When I arrived at the viewpoint parking, there was 1 truck parked near the section I call Thunder Rock Cove North, unknown...
March 29, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove North. Other than the downed tree that rather neatly created a new section of the trail, nothing unnatural or unusual noted. Some lovely...
February 2, 2008 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 that I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South. In a small ravine along the trail there were many downed 4-8 inch diameter snag (killed/diseased by what?)trees. They were...

2007

December 29, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 in Sam Boardman State Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North. Nothing unusual, no major storm damage, less beach areas, a few trees and lots of branches on the...
December 1, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint South. I caught site of what I believe is a splinter group of feral goats with two billies and two nannies. Other than that nothing...
October 27, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Thunder Rock Cove Viewpoint North. I viewed six Harbor Seals sunning themselves on the rocks near the cove area. Other than that, nothing out of the ordinary...
September 29, 2007 - Christine
This is the mid section of Mile 16 I call the Minor Creek access. It was low tide and I could access the tiny beaches and saw nothing of concern.
September 1, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South. It was too foggy to see down to the small cove beaches. Otherwise, nothing unusual observed.
July 28, 2007 - Christine
This is the section of mile 16 I call Spruce Island View Point north. It was a beautiful viewing day at Arch Rock view point. 3 vehicles were stopped at the view point when I walked north and 6 were...
July 1, 2007 - Christine
This is a fifth section of my "mile" 16 that I'll refer to as the Miner Creek access. It's the arbitrary border I created between the two longest sections of my "mile". I've noticed it seems to be...
June 30, 2007 - Christine
This it the section of my "mile" I refer to as the Thunder Rock Cove going north on the Oregon Coastal Trail inside Sam Boardman Park. Nothing unusual seen.
May 27, 2007 - Christine
This section of Mile 16 Spruce Island Viewpoint going South, nothing unusual observed.
May 26, 2007 - Christine
In the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint going north, tire tracks of motorized vehicles were seen (again)in two small muddied un-barriered areas between Hwy 101 and the bluffs. Also...
March 17, 2007 - Christine
I saw no problems on this section of my "mile" I identify as Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south to Horse Prairie Creek.
March 11, 2007 - Christine
Other than siting the dozen or so sunning Harbor Seals, and a cormorant-type of bird I couldn't identify, the same pleasantly nothing unnatural was happening in this section of my mile 16 from...
March 4, 2007 - Christine
I saw no problems on this section of my mile I identify as Spruce Island viewpoint south to Miner Creek including Deer Point.
March 3, 2007 - Christine
I didn't see any problems on this section of my mile I identify as Spruce Island viewpoint north to the northern border of the Sam Boardman State Park.