Mile 282 Report

May 13, 2016
by [email protected]

Location:
Tillamook
Lost Boy Cave, Short Beach
Conditions:
Friday 10:30 AM
Cloudy
58° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
2.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
18
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
8
Rockhunting:
8
Tidepooling:
2
Black Oystercatcher survey
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
6
Activity Comments:
Pile of debris at top of beach entrance steps
Notable Wildlife:
Black Oystercatchers, Western Gulls, Pigen Guillemots, Violet-green Swallows, Warblers, Crows, Pelagic Cormorants, Surf Scoters
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
Comments:
Summary:

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 boat toilet. There is a slide toward the north end of the beach; not sure how old it is. The pond under the waterfall is larger than in the past.

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Other Mile 282 Reports (7)

2019

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

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
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...

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...