Mile 29 Report

December 31, 2012
by klysparks

Location:
Curry
Rogue River North Jetty, Wedderburn, Knox Rock
Conditions:
Monday 4:00 PM
Cloudy
51° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
4.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Activities:
collecting wood
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
One truck out collecting large rounds for firewood (2 persons).
Notable Wildlife:
Not any wildlife out in this section today.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Shells·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Visible retreat of solid bluff
Comments:
I took some pictures and GPS locations of the erosion to try to measure how quickly it is eroding.
Summary:
I wanted to squeeze in a survey in 2012, and I sure did by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin! It was a lovely evening; just beginning to get dark out, but the wind was light and the crab boats were out in full effect. Winter is simply beautiful here. Not much debris in the wrack line, but many tiny pieces of plastic (micro-trash) and a few larger pieces of foam. I picked up the big items and decided I will bring a trash bag next time I visit.Nothing too notable on this trip besides there does seem to be some erosion next to a fence line that will soon be gone if we have more storms like we had in November and December.
  • Looking out to the beach and crab boats offshore
    Looking out to the beach and crab boats offshore
    N.Jetty Rogue River
    December 31, 2012
  • The joy of beach walking is finding beautiful agates....which this picture does no justice to!
    The joy of beach walking is finding beautiful agates....which this picture does no justice to!
    Near Knox Rock
    December 31, 2012
  • This is a spot that appears to be eroding away, and is located just below a fence row.
    This is a spot that appears to be eroding away, and is located just below a fence row.
    Just north of N.Jetty Rogue River
    December 31, 2012
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2015

August 26, 2015 - klysparks
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2014

October 21, 2014 - klysparks
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2013

September 9, 2013 - klysparks
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April 12, 2013 - klysparks
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2008

September 19, 2008 - JimandJoan
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March 9, 2008 - JimandJoan
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2007

September 15, 2007 - JimandJoan
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