Mile 282 Report

May 15, 2020
by [email protected]

Location:
Tillamook
Lost Boy Cave, Short Beach
Conditions:
Friday 1:30 PM
Sunny
60° F
Tide Level:
0.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
20
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
18
Rockhunting:
18
Tidepooling:
18
Surfing:
1
Fishing:
1
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
8
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Activity Comments:
Most in small family groups
Notable Wildlife:
Black Oystercatcher pair at probable nesting site at north end of beach. Many other species in ocean just offshore
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

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. 

  • Just south of Radar road intersection with Cape Meares Highway
    May 15, 2020
  • Short Beach Entrance Staircase
    Just south of Radar road intersection with Cape Meares Highway
    May 15, 2020
  • Short Beach Entrance Staircase
    Just south of Radar road intersection with Cape Meares Highway
    May 15, 2020
  • Short Beach Entrance Staircase
    Just south of Radar road intersection with Cape Meares Highway
    May 15, 2020
Other Mile 282 Reports (8)

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...

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...