Mile 282 Report

January 16, 2017
by [email protected]

Location:
Tillamook
Lost Bay Cave, Short Beach
Conditions:
Monday 9:30 AM
Party cloudy
46° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
2.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
3
Rockhunting:
1
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
Activity Comments:
a small "fort" was built along the lower edge of the cliff
Notable Wildlife:
Western, Glaucous-winged and hybird Gulls, Black Oystercatchers
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Plastic pellets
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling
Comments:
Summary:

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 pipes. There is a new yellow sign "30A" facing the ocean, meant to help locate vicitims in case of an emergency. Did not visit Lost Boy Cave, as tide is seldom low enough to do that safely.

  • North of the Beach Entrance
    January 16, 2017
  • January 16, 2017
  • Beach entrance
    January 16, 2017
  • January 16, 2017
  • north of beach entrance
    January 16, 2017
Other Mile 282 Reports (6)

2018

August 18, 2018 - [email protected]
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. 

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

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...