Mile 181 Report

November 3, 2018
by lectricriderone

Location:
Lane
Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek
Conditions:
Saturday 11:00 AM
Cloudy
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
4.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
11
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
11
playing with dogs
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
0
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
13
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:
Notable Wildlife:
seabirds, crab
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
no
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
feathers
New Development:
0
Modifications:
none present
Natural Changes:
Sand is high as observed at the steps to the beach at day use area.
Comments:

Water level low at Blowout Creek.  

Summary:

Mile 181 is doing well.  It's clean; I found no garbage.  The human impacts are minimal and erosion appears slow and limited.  People pick up after themselves mostly.  I have seen dog owners let the sea clean up the droppings left, but most are more careful.  You have to pack in supplies so packing them out makes sense.   No Taco Bells or other trash sources for 15 miles.  People here that I spoke to really appreciate a clean and undeveloped beach and will drive farther to find one.  

  •  Blowout Creek Mile 181
    Water seeping from sand
    Blowout creek mile 181
    November 3, 2018
  • Park sign 92
    Washburn day use
    Carl Washburne SP Walk up trail.
    November 3, 2018
  • Tide Line
    Tide line contents
    Carl Washburne entrance
    November 3, 2018
  • Blowout Creek
    Fall water level low
    Blowout Creek mile 181
    November 3, 2018
Other Mile 181 Reports (29)

2018

September 14, 2018 - lectricriderone
No trash on mile 181.  Lots of feathers in the tide line.  The very flat surface of the sand helps transport things away at high tide.  
  • Carl Washburne
  • Antenna at Carl Washburne SP
  • Blowout Creek
  • Blowout Creek
  • Flat sand
June 6, 2018 - lectricriderone
Mile 181 has a few new additions this visit.  A beached black and white whale about 20' long appeared at the south end of the mile.  It had a filter mouth.  No signs of obvious injury.  Also many...
  • Mile 181
  • Mile 181
  • Mile 181
  • Beached Whale.
February 13, 2018 - lectricriderone
Mile 181 looks healthy.  I found some plastic and disposed of it.  Not many people come here during the week.  
  • Mile 181. Carl Washburne S.P.
  • Mile 181
  • Tide line
  • small stones appear

2017

December 10, 2017 - lectricriderone
The nice weather brings people to the campground and the day use area at Carl Washburne State Park.   Nearly everyone I've seen is respectful of the environment in that they pick up their trash.  ...
  • Mile 181
  • Mile 181
  • Tide line
  • Mile 181
  • Mile 181
  • Mile 181
September 26, 2017 - lectricriderone
Mile 181 had clean fine sand and no trash I could find.  The seabirds looked fat and flew well.  The water here was clear looking and clean smelling.  (the creek, drainage areas, and sea.). Most the...
  • Looking south from Carl Washburne Memorial State Park.
  • Tide line 9/26/17
  • Blowout Creek, Oregon
  • Carl Washburne Beach
  • .4 miles north of Carl Washburne
May 10, 2017 - lectricriderone
Mile 181 was moderately crowded in the parking lot, but the beach and the people there were spread out as they walked.   Visible wildlife is limited to birds and a few crabs.  Recent high winds and...
  • Blowout Creek
March 19, 2017 - lectricriderone
Sunshine brings full parking lots, and nature has scoured the beaches.  Searched for human trash, but found only a few ounces of broken glass and a plastic bottle cap.  No sand dunes.  Water leaking...
  • Beach photo

2016

February 7, 2016 - PhotoJim
Lots of people on the beach, parking lot full, people trolling for parking spots, both at the day use and at the 101 Hobbit beach parking. Logs at edge of bluffs.
  • From the beach trail head looking south
  • Looking North up the beach from the Day Use entrance to the beach
  • A log appaently washed up against the bluff edge.
  • Some one once told me that the antennas just north of the Day Use were OSU research antennas. Also shows more of the logs washed up along the bluff

2015

October 27, 2015 - Anonymous
Few humans, clean beach, probably scoured by King Tide which occurred the night before. Only one piece of litter found, a 12" piece of rope. The photos, taken at mid-tide (receding) show an all sand...
  • Standing at N. end coordinates of mile 181, with Heceta Head to South (2 miles distant). Used GPS with +/-9' accuracy.
  • Two small bunches of Bull kelp were found on the beach.
  • Driftwood found only at vegetation line.
  • Blowout Creek was low flow rate and volume, 6" max. depth in spots, but generally flat and widening as it met the ocean. Easily crossed in shoes with a few hops.
  • These rocks are within 25' of the south coordinates for mile 181 (per GPS at +/- 9').

2013

November 23, 2013 - hellion3
Most beautiful day I have ever seen there. Clear sunny sky as far as you could see. No major problems noted.Will submit photos on next walk.
November 14, 2013 - hellion3
Cloudy day. Temperature moderate. No debris visible.
October 18, 2013 - hellion3
Very foggy albeit quite comfortable. Could see no changes to be noted. More sand from recent winds, not as flat as before near the entrance from the Washburne entrance.
October 12, 2013 - hellion3
Quiet afternoon on the beach. Little debris.
September 27, 2013 - hellion3
Lovely afternoon walk. Almost no activity on beach. Overcast and misty.
June 23, 2013 - hellion3
Quiet foggy day at the beach.

2012

July 1, 2012 - McKimens
Unusually flat sea. Found a piece of foam with broken copper pipe and plastic pipe...perhaps from a boat, but was clean, nothing clinging to it...Picked up a full grocery bag full of pieces of foam...
February 1, 2012 - McKimens
There seems no stopping the need to climb and dig in bluffs..."graffiti" many of this seems to come from the Hobbit trail north... Picked up one bag of garbage

2011

December 27, 2011 - J&KRICHARDSON
Was happy to see the beach so clean, no large garbage and very little plastic debris. More driftwood up on shore. Happy to see Mile 181 in such great shape.
  • Nothing like last year. Very little plastic. More wood than anything else.
  • Whatever they were doing - they were very busy and not bothered by us or our dog.
  • where we use to see tons of plastic
  • Very small compared to a year ago.
  • This where lots of plastic would collect. Now we are seeing heavy logs.
  • Brrrrrrr. it was a cold day at the beach, but once you start going you get lost in the beauty.
February 5, 2011 - McKimens
Ancient stumps uncovered, one I haven't seen in years past toward bluff near stairs. Some cobbles uncovered, agate hunting folks from Port Orford.

2010

August 4, 2010 - J&KRICHARDSON
A wonderful day on the beach. It seemed everyone was out enjoying the day today. Many more birds and people with pets on the beach. It was nice and mild, with a light wind and a nice fog.A little...
  • A glimpse of the shoreline.
June 7, 2010 - [email protected]
Beautiful day, very sunny. Lots of dead crabs and shells, some ocean debris on beach and just a little litter left by visitors.
January 31, 2010 - J&KRICHARDSON
This was our first walk on this portion of beach. Low tide was at 7:30 a.m. and we ventured onto the beach from Hobbit Beach Trail around 10:00 a.m. A very mild day, light wind with clear skies. We...
  • Parking on 101, You enter the Hobbit Beach Trail.A beautiful hike in almost an enchanted forest. A nice trail that sometimes can become slippery. The trail tunnels (with trees and brush closing in on all sides) and then you are on the beach.
  • The arrow points to a group of rocks just off shore, this is our starting point of Mile #181.As you can see, a beautiful day.
  • from June 2009. I can't believe it lasted.
  • Just beyond this photo the shoreline becomes low and grassy.
  • Well really just rope, plastic and paper.See ya next time!Kyle, Jackie & Worf

2008

July 23, 2008 - [email protected]
Beautiful windy day, people and dogs enjoying sunny weather. Lots of crab molts, very little litter.
February 25, 2008 - McKimens
The most deserted we have seen it...some parts of ancient stumps still visible above sand...

2007

September 23, 2007 - [email protected]
Beautiful day, calm and sunny. Lots of crab molts. Noticeable changes in sand levels creating uneven sand dunes and exposing some large rocks. Picked up two small bags of trash.
June 19, 2007 - McKimens
Sand removed by currents. Ancient stumps and roots exposed cobbles in view north.
May 27, 2007 - [email protected]
Beautiful day, lots of people and dogs enjoying the coast. Low tide and ocean was calm. Lots of little crab molts and stones on beach. Picked up garbage bag full of litter from people and fishing...
March 4, 2007 - [email protected]
People and dogs enjoying the area. Some litter, Shorebirds foraging in the surf.
January 3, 2007 - [email protected]
Windy and rainy day, more rocks exposed with washed up kelp and animal casings.