Mile 282 Report

August 18, 2018
by [email protected]

Location:
Tillamook
Lost Boy Cave, Short Beach
Conditions:
Saturday 3:45 PM
Cloudy
65° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
2.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
22
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
10
Playing in sand:
4
Sitting:
6
Rockhunting:
4
Tidepooling:
6
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
10
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
6 Black oystercatchers, one adult bald eagle, one Bonaparte’s gull,, 35 Western gulls, 2California gulls, 10 brown pelicans, and 12 cormorants
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Species/names:
1 dead first year large gull, 1 dead Cassin’s Auklet
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Soil erosion
Comments:
Summary:

Staircase handrails deteriorating. Driftwood bridge across creek. Gravel on beach has flattened out since last visit. More dirt coming down cliff at north end. No litter. 

  • Driftwood bridge over Short Creek
    Across creek near Short Beach entrance
    August 18, 2018
  • Handrails along path deteriorating
    Near top of trail
    August 18, 2018
  • Soil erosion
    North end of beach
    August 18, 2018
Other Mile 282 Reports (9)

2020

August 4, 2020 - EJD
I walked this mile today and just wanted to note the abundance of newborn sea stars inside Lost Boy Cave and the surrounding tide water. I have just never seen them this small before in the wild!
May 15, 2020 - [email protected]
Beach quite clean despite being popular. No porta-potty as usual; I anticipate human sanitation issues. Staircase in poor shape, and missing handrails have been draped in yellow danger tape. 

2019

May 26, 2019 - krallfami[email protected]
Increase in human activity, new path along bottom of cliff. Need for bathroom facility. 

2017

July 9, 2017 - [email protected]
Increased human and dog activity at this beach, which has no bathroom facility at the trailhead or on the beach. Common Murre seen on beach at north end. 
  • Common Murre, Short Beach
January 16, 2017 - [email protected]
Beautiful day. Beach very clean overall. Recent rain and snow have resulted in very full waterfalls. One small tree has slid down the hill in front of the house that has some long-standing drainage...

2016

May 13, 2016 - [email protected]
This was our first official visit to this mile. Last winter's storms left a veritable cliff of rocks, topped by large logs, close to the bluff. We found a small amoint of litter including a plastic...
  • Toilet found in beach debris, Tillamook County, Lost Bay Cave, Short Beach
  • Pool at base of waterfall
  • Logs, Lost Bay Cave, Short Beach
  • Landslide, Short Beach

2009

September 12, 2009 - nicgartland
The weather was nice, though cloudy but the tides were pretty high throughout the day so parts of the mile were inaccessible. Visitors were friendly and the ones I saw were all being very tidy with...
  • Lots of rocks and a high tide day
June 28, 2009 - nicgartland
The mile was in really nice shape on this particular trip. There was a bit of sea plastic washed up on the southern edge of it, but otherwise the area was clean of litter. The tides were very low...
March 21, 2009 - nicgartland
The mile was very rocky this day. There was a small area at the far southern end that had a lot of sea plastic, small plastic pellets and styrofoam.Rock hunters were carrying out lots of bags filled...