Mile 192 Report

March 11, 2007
by mcrobbins

Location:
Lincoln
Cape Perpetua north
Conditions:
Sunday 1:30 PM
Cloudy
60° F
Wind:
Moderate from the SW
Tide Level:
4.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
7
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
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:
1
Activity Comments:
Although we made our observations on a Sunday, there were few people, probably due to the rugged nature of the mile and the fact that rain was threatening.
Notable Wildlife:
4 Oystercatchers, approximately 24 sealions at extreme south end of mile 192; mussel colonies at waterline are well populated; barnacles seem to have spread significantly since last fall.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
none
Natural Changes:
nothing significant
Comments:
Not at this time. The new road mentioned above seems so far to be developed in a responsible manner. Freshly cut ground has been covered with hay or straw, and bales have been placed to mitigate the effects of runoff, which might otherwise muddy a small creek draining directly into the ocean. We'll watch this development as it progresses.
Summary:
We noticed remarkably little evidence of damage or erosion from winter storms. There was minor slumping of some bluff edges at the south end of mile 192, but nothing major or significant. There was a lot of driftwood newly deposited at 2 inlets, but much less marine debris than last year at this time. We saw gulls, surf scoters, oystercatchers, and a kildeer, but not otherwise a lot of marine bird activity. There were about 2 dozen sealions basking on the rocky island at the south end of mile 192. Mussel beds at waterline appear healthy and densely populated, and seem to be a popular feeding area for gulls. We saw a number of seastars, although no great concentrations. Along the entire mile rocks well in from the low water line are carpeted with barnacles, much more thickly than we remember previously. As usual in this rugged area there is little evidence of human activity in the intertidal zone. We are hoping to be able to share some pictures by the time of our next report...
Other Mile 192 Reports (12)

2019

December 29, 2019 - [email protected]
Very bad year for the seagulls and oystercatchers on the Cleft of the Rock sanctuary.  All of the seagulls hatchlings were killed by eagles or other natural reasons.  The eagles seem to be thriving...
  • 63 Windy Way South
  • 93 Gender Drive
  • 93 Gender Drive
  • Gender Drive Facing West
  • North Face of Cape Perpetua
  • Cape Perpetua
  • Cleft of the Rock sanctuary

2018

December 31, 2018 - [email protected]
Since much of my mile is rocky with steep embankments, I can't really get down to view it from eye level.  As such, the most significant things I notice are a lot more large stumps and more debris. ...
  • North Cape Perpetua area, looking north during low tide.
  • North Cape Perpetua looking north at high tide
  • North Cape Perpetua area looking west low tide
  • North Cape Perpetua area looking west high tide
  • Windy Way, Yachats High Tide
  • Windy Way, Yachats OR, South

2017

November 10, 2017 - [email protected]
I can't get down to the water on much of my mile but I will try as soon as I get a dry day.  Most of these observations are from cliffs above the water.  Suprised by how much large wood and tree...
  • Calm day at gull colony
  • Next day at the gull colony

2010

February 21, 2010 - mcrobbins
Despite warmer than normal temperatures since December, the main sign of the coming change of seasons was the widespread growth of bright green algae around pools and runoff areas on all the rocky...

2009

August 29, 2009 - mcrobbins
The weekend was mild, but foggy and damp from the recent rain, and mile 192 was deserted except for a couple enjoying a walk on the rocks and a man walking two small dogs. There was quite a bit of...
June 15, 2009 - mcrobbins
The day was sunny and warm, with a light breeze, and only a few other people were out exploring. The tide was low, giving us opportunity to explore the edges of the rocky shore. Much sand has...
March 13, 2009 - mcrobbins
Spring is not very much in evidence on mile 192, although there are subtle signs of change. There is plentiful new algal growth in and around areas of seepage and runoff in the rocky areas,...

2008

September 21, 2008 - mcrobbins
Despite the mild weekend weather, we did not see much human activity during our walk, except at the beach access directly off Yachats Ocean Road. There was a house being remodelled at the north end...
June 8, 2008 - mcrobbins
The day was sunny, though cool and breezy. We saw 10 people walking on the rocks and sand close to public access points. There are many signs of the recent rainfall. Creeks and runoffs are quite full...
March 2, 2008 - mcrobbins
We observed no significant erosion or changes due to winter weather or human activity, hardly surprising considering the rocky nature of the shoreline on this mile. As happened last year there was...

2007

September 18, 2007 - mcrobbins
Like our last mile observation, today was uneventful. There were a few people taking in ocean views at Yachats Ocean Road, but elsewhere there was little evidence of human activity. The rental house...
June 18, 2007 - mcrobbins
This mile observation was pretty uneventful and there was little to observe other than normal seasonal changes. We noted no new development along the mile. There was quite a lot of new driftwood at...