Mile 211 Report

September 19, 2019
by Chad101

Location:
Lincoln
Lost Creek Wayside north, Holiday Beach south
Conditions:
Thursday 8:45 AM
Sunny
Tide Level:
2.4 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
24
Dogs:
8
Activities:
Walking / Running:
23
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
Bicycling 1
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
n/a
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
10
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:
People enjoying the beach on a sunny morning.
Notable Wildlife:
crows, gulls
Dead Birds:
Total:
4
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
All the dead birds were so scavenged that I could not identify them. See photos of 2 of them attached.
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
n/a
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Mile 211 is often nearly free of plastic and other trash, but on 9/19 an unexpectedly and depressingly large amount of trash littered the beach, including small plastic and foam pieces, plastic bottles, cigarette filter tips, and a beer can, among other debris.
New Development:
Drainage pipes
As of last report, three properties north of Thiele Creek had drainpipes running from the embankment down to the beach. On 9/19 only northernmost of these properties (44.568832, -124.070258) still had drainpipes, but the number of drainpipes on this property had increased from two to four. One was embedded in the embankment with only the end protruding. See attached photo.
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
Comments:
Summary:

The contour of the beach has changed again so that there are numerous patches of standing water at the base of the embankment.  Despite this, and despite the increased amount of trash, it is still a lovely and relatively unfrequented beach.  The embankment continues to show signs of ongoing boulder falls and other erosion.

  • Panorama
    Looking north from south end of mile 211.
    Directly in front of beach access at Lost Creek State Park parking lot.
    September 19, 2019
  • dead bird
    One of 4 heavily scavenged dead birds. I was unable to identify species.
    Tide line
    September 19, 2019
  • dead bird
    Another of the 4 dead birds in tide line which I could not identify
    Tide line
    September 19, 2019
  • drainage pipes
    Several of the four drainage pipes at same house, including the end of one protruding from embankment. The number of drain pipes at this property has been increasing.
    44.568832, -124.070258
    September 19, 2019
  • standing water
    Standing water where beach flattens out at bottom of embankment
    44.551713, -124.073070
    September 19, 2019
  • more standing water
    More areas of standing water viewed from just south of Thiele Creek looking north
    Approximately 100 yards south of Thiele Creek, extending to the north side of the creek.
    September 19, 2019
  • boulder fall
    Recent boulder fall south of Thiele Creek
    44.558865, -124.071948
    September 19, 2019
  • Foam float
    Foam flshing float washed up with tide
    Tide line
    September 19, 2019
Other Mile 211 Reports (22)

2019

June 12, 2019 - Chad101
Most of the people were within 100 yards of the Lost Creek beach access.  Standing water has begun to appear on beach, both near base of embankment and near water's edge (see photos).  Pleasant day,...
  • Panorama
  • dead bird
  • Standing water away from ocean
  • standing water near ocean
  • Tracks, probably from ATV
  • Fog on beach
March 17, 2019 - Chad101
Many people enjoying the beach on a beautiful Sunday near spring break.  Standing water I noted earlier on beach near bottom of cliff has disappeared and beach continuously slopes down to ocean.
  • Overview

2018

December 18, 2018 - Chad101
The beach has resumed its gentle slope down to ocean, so no standing water on beach.  There have been many storms in the month preceding this report, and the waves have been lapping the base of the...
  • Panorama 12-18-2018
  • boulder fall
  • Bull kelp
  • water draining on beach
  • bald eagles
  • Drainpipes north of Thiele Creek January 13, 2019
  • Second drainage pipe north of Thiele Creek
  • Drainage pipe farthest south on north side of Thiele Creek
September 14, 2018 - Chad101
Beyond about .5 mile from beach access, there were no people on the beach and the beach remained relatively pristine, at least south of Thiele Creek.  The area at base of cliffs is flattening out and...
June 12, 2018 - Chad101
Three of the four drainpipes have been either removed or cut down.  Erosion continues in the cliffs, including at least 3 areas with sizable boulders broken off and fallen onto the beach.  The level...
  • Panorama
  • Long drainpipe after being cut down.
  • Graffiti carved into cliff.
  • Boulders broken off from cliff face and fallen onto beach.
  • Velella velella on beach.
  • Area of standing water near base of embankment
  • Sawed driftwood south of Thiele Creek
March 17, 2018 - Chad101
Mile 211 is relatively unspoiled, at least south of Thiele Creek.  The mud and standing pools of water have disappeared for the moment, and the level of the beach has dropped several feet, uncovering...
  • Drainage pipe #3
  • Rock field on Mile 211.
  • Rock uncovered by lowered sand
  • Two Bald Eagles
  • Drainage pipe #1 on hillside
  • Drainage pipe #2 on open hillside
  • Drainage pipe #3
  • Drainage pipe #4 coming down cliff face
  • Drainage pipe end protruding from riprap

2017

December 5, 2017 - Chad101
There is still a minor amount of standing water on portions of the beach.  Also, it appears the level of the beach is dropping enough for a few small rocky areas to be emerging from under the sand (...
  • Cliff erosion.
September 17, 2017 - Chad101
Very few people on the beach on the cloudy Sunday afternoon I was walking mile 211.  A few areas of mud and standing water had appeared since my last report.  Rocks, broken shells, drift wood, kelp,...
  • exposed drain pipe
  • exposed drain pipe
June 17, 2017 - Chad101
Standing water and muddy sand in only one small area.  In general beach slopes continuously to ocean.  Not much plastic debris, large number of rocks, 3 kinds of kelp that I noticed (bull kelp, sea...
  • Panorama
  • Common Murre (?)
  • Boulder Fall from cliff.
March 19, 2017 - Chad101
Mile 211 has greatly changed since I first began walking it 8/16.  The mud and standing water are gone, and it is now a very people-friendly and inviting beach.  As a result, there are many more...

2016

November 29, 2016 - Chad101
I have walked this beach maybe a dozen times since my September report.  At the moment it is well-drained and devoid of standing water.  Large boulder-sized rocks have fallen from the cliff onto the...
September 14, 2016 - Chad101
Mile 211 is not heavily used by people.  I saw 12 people on one or another part of the beach, but that was over 3+ hours.  Because of the constant water seepage from the lower part of the cliff, much...

2012

October 5, 2012 - waterwitch
A few people walking, some with dogs. A beach ranger on an ATV was patrolling. Cliffs crumbling in several places, a large fissure near the end of the mile.
July 25, 2012 - waterwitch
Low tide and clean beach. More visitors heading south than north from wayside. Considerable cliff erosion, but since this is my first report from mile 211 I will become more aware of any changes as...
June 9, 2012 - Jacq and Mike
Took suspected Tsunami debris to John Chapman at Hatfield for verification. Significant retreat of bluffs and sand stone. Continue to see slides top tier continues to recede above solid rock bluff....

2011

July 7, 2011 - Jacq and Mike
Five streams running off to the ocean. No visible drainpipes. Couple flocks of sandpiper-type birds, plus lots of gulls and crows.
March 28, 2011 - Jacq and Mike
Spoke with a walker who is familiar with this beach over many years.She noticed more slides this spring than in previous years. She also said more sand covering up what would have been good agate...

2008

September 23, 2008 - Gibsjerry
My usual beach access trail at LawrenSea OceansideMotel is now blocked by fence & locked gate. Iused alternate beach access trail located about 1/4 mile south of Motel. Beach was very clean (...
March 2, 2008 - Gibsjerry
Most people and cars at/on my mile seen in 14 years! All were "rock hunting". Much sand lost this winter(est. 2-5 ft.) Many Cypress tree roots exposed, as well as sections of wave-cut basalt &...
  • See Filename

2007

October 22, 2007 - Gibsjerry
Flat sandy beach. No exposed cobble. Beach was very clean.
  • Beach Bluff
June 19, 2007 - Gibsjerry
Very clean beach. Flat, and sandy with much exposed cobble. Fantastic day. Sunny with slight north wind and white fluffy clouds above.
February 9, 2007 - Gibsjerry
Much sand lost compared to last survey. Flat, sandy beach with considerable cobble on beach near Thiel Creek. Several rooted Sitka Spruce sticking out of the sand near Thiel Creek.