Mile 283 Report

December 30, 2007
by Bluebrau

Location:
Tillamook
Cape Meares, Refuge, Lighthouse, SP
Conditions:
Sunday 11:30 AM
Party cloudy
35° F
Wind:
Strong
Humans / Pets:
People:
32
Dogs:
6
Activities:
Walking / Running:
20
Sitting:
5
Rockhunting:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
21
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Since this was our first visit, we aren't quite sure what is notable and what isn't. As far as wildlife, we mainly saw seagulls and a squirrel.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
We saw one bluff that was eroding. However, as this was our first visit, we can't be sure whether it was recent or not.
Summary:
We accessed mile 283 from three different access points--one in Cape Meares state park, one at a pull-out down the road, and another was beach access located in Cape Meares National Wildlife refuge. Even though the weather was crazy (hail, sun, rain, clouds, everything!) there were several people out--mostly walking, taking pictures, enjoying the scenery. There was also a group of whale watchers at the state park. Once we have visited again, it will be much easier to say if anything was out of the ordinary!
  • This photo was taken from the north view point at Cape Meares Sate Park.
    This photo was taken from the north view point at Cape Meares Sate Park.
    north of parking lot at Cape Meares State Park
    December 30, 2007
Other Mile 283 Reports (8)

2017

January 6, 2017 - [email protected]

2011

February 5, 2011 - Bluebrau
Quiet, foggy day at Cape Meares. By the time we left, we were the only people there. It was tough to get a good view of things due to the weather.

2010

August 8, 2010 - Bluebrau
Beautiful day--LOTS of people out at Cape Meares!

2009

June 19, 2009 - Bluebrau
There were more than 100 people at Cape Meares enjoying the summer weather. We didn't observe anything out of the ordinary--or disappointing (like littering, etc.).

2008

December 29, 2008 - Bluebrau
It was a very chilly and windy day on the coast, but there were still people out and about... we saw very few animals, but no physical changes. The main concern we had was litter. At one access...
May 18, 2008 - Bluebrau
A beautiful sunny and slightly hazy day at the coast... many people were enjoying the weather, taking pictures, etc. Nothing unusual.
March 28, 2008 - Bluebrau
As it was cold and wet, there were not many people out. Nothing was out of the ordinary. We were there less than an hour because of the poor conditions.
March 2, 2008 - Bluebrau
It was a gorgeous day at the coast and there were several people out enjoying the atmosphere. The main issue that we noted at Cape Meares is the lack of trash cans--there was quite a bit of litter,...