Mile 175 Report
July 6, 2015
by Kit Kirk
Other Mile 175 Reports (32)
September 26, 2020 - Kit KirkNot much to report. The low, thick fog just on the beach, was unusual
December 4, 2018 - Kit KirkIt was a beautiful, sunny day on a clean and quiet beach! Perfect!1 dead dolphin, a variety of live birds and a few people.
June 18, 2018 - Kit KirkCollected some debris. There were 2 dead mammals, One I am pretty sure was a juvenile sea lion. The other, I am not sure. No teeth, no appendages, strong backbone. Perhaps I will send a photo. ...
January 13, 2018 - Kit KirkHappy to see such a clean beach. Live animais 5 gulls and a duck. 20 people on the beach including 4 on horseback. No concerns
December 18, 2017 - Kit KirkLlive gulls and sandpipers. Signs of dead/molted crabs. I was happy to find almost NO garbage on the beach. The beach looked great!
September 4, 2017 - Kit KirkThere was nothing outstanding in my walk on the beach this time. I am so pleased to see that the debris level has been low lately.It was smokey though due to surrounding forest fires. 3 dead birds...
January 16, 2017 - Kit KirkLive gull and sandpipers. 1 marine jelly in the water. No dead animals. Small amount of debris collected.
October 21, 2016 - Kit KirkNothing new or unusual out there today.
March 22, 2016 - Kit KirkThe waves were very tumultuous and have sculpted a steep beach with plenty of driftwood... The purple wrack line is worth a look...
January 1, 2016 - Kit Kirk
April 8, 2015 - Kit KirkEverything looked normal with less beach debris than usual.
January 18, 2015 - Kit KirkOne female sea lion dead south of Berry Creek.Heard sea lions in the surf there were lots of Sanderlings.Removed some trash, crates should be removed, there also is new driftwood, some very large.
December 2, 2012 - cheshireVisited mile 175 this morning to check out the beached whale. The 28-foot male humpback was spotted on Baker Beach three weeks ago by a Coast Guard helicopter. Apparently it died because its tongue...
March 11, 2012 - CaplesBaker Beach is a wide sand beach with sand dunes. The storms of January and February were chrashing into those dunes and putting trees way up on the beach.Baker Beach was cleaned by a riding group...
May 14, 2011 - CaplesThe winds are now from the Northwest and all new patterns are being carved in the beach and the dunes. As the wind re-carves the sand, caches of white shells are appearing.
January 2, 2011 - CaplesLots of people on Baker Beach, horseback riders from Bend,local riding school riders, mules, the COASST team identifying dead birds and folks just walking. After all the storms it was just nice to be...
December 4, 2010 - cindyb59 dead seabirds noted,likely due to recent stormy conditions at sea. Low human activity. Normal amounts of kelp, shells and trash noted.
April 3, 2010 - CaplesTwo days of storms and strong west winds have covered the beach with debri from the Pacific garbage patch and people. People were collecting floats both glass and plastic. The debri was incrediable...
March 6, 2010 - CaplesBaker Beach is the cleanest I have seen it. The driftline is clean, there are no dead birds, there are few live birds. There is some fishing material - different types of rope.The tide was so far...
December 5, 2009 - CaplesThe storms in November carved the beach into canyons and clifts that went up into the foot of the dunes which was where the three sealions were found. Now in December the beach has been smothed out...
October 2, 2009 - CaplesIt was sunny, it was cloudy, it rained and then it was sunny – a morning on Baker Beach. The beach was clean of human trash and very little from the ocean. The 4 COASST people, other wise known as...
September 11, 2009 - CaplesGreat day to be on Baker Beach. Squid - 139 cm long, still alive when first seen, changing colors when moved by waves - beautiful.
January 2, 2009 - Caples
December 12, 2008 - CaplesBaker Beach was getting ready for the storm of 12/12/08 and we were getting off the beach. There were few gulls flying or walking, there were birds beyond the breakers. It was very clear that a big...
July 11, 2008 - CaplesNice sunny morning, 60 degrees. Peoples and doge on the beach, six horse and riders. The parking area is a camp ground with areas for horses.Seen a very immature Brandt's Cormorant and one Western...
April 4, 2008 - CaplesIn the two and a half hours we were on the beach we had driving rain with wind, fog, and clouds moving across a sunny sky. It was a typical Oregon day on the beach.
January 4, 2008 - CaplesHad to build a bridge to get to the beach.
November 2, 2007 - CaplesBeach slope of 3 degrees Transverse dunes on high beach Very light wrackline with feathers, with small amounts of sea lettuce (Ulva), eel grass (Zostera) and Sea Palm (Postelsia) Shells on the beach...
July 8, 2007 - CaplesBeautiful day on the beach.
April 6, 2007 - CaplesObservation was from 8:30 - 11:30 am, Dead Bird count for COASST at the same time.
January 5, 2007 - CaplesSignificant removal of sand around Berry Creek (picture) 5-degree beach slope, several large logs, new on beach. Tropical tree fern stem on beach, a few black walnuts in driftline. Wrack very thin...
October 6, 2006 - CaplesBoth crab molt and dead crab carapaces. Postalsia, Egregia, Ulva intestinalis, Seagrasses in driftline. Well-defined sand ridge and runnel. The sea ward slope was 2-6 degrees.