Mile 290 Report

June 19, 2020
by Foxglove290

Location:
Tillamook
Barview Jetty County Park, Camp Magruder south
Conditions:
Friday 1:00 PM
Foggy
64° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
5.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
50
Dogs:
6
Activities:
Walking / Running:
20
Playing in surf:
5
Playing in sand:
6
Sitting:
18
Fishing:
11
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
37
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 2
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Larger then average dead crabs on my mile.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling
Comments:
Summary:

This was my 1st time back on my mile since February.  Lack of trash was surprising to me(see the photo of what I picked up)  Driftwood on the shore was minimal.  We have had a lot of windy days with abundant sand movement which may have buried trash and driftwood.  I believe lack of human traffic has allowed for the plants to expand out into the sand a good 20-30 feet (see 3 photos of plants)  There were a lot of dead crab shells, probably the most I have observed on my mile.

  • Entrance to the beach from north Jetty parking lot.
    June 19, 2020
  • Expanded Plant Growth
    June 19, 2020
  • Plant found in area of plant growth
    June 19, 2020
  • 2nd plant from expansion area (less abundant)
    June 19, 2020
  • Trees along Magruder Property falling due to erosion
    June 19, 2020
  • Today's haul, Not much trash.
    June 19, 2020
  • In from the deep
    June 19, 2020
  • Looking south from the Northern end of my mile.
    June 19, 2020
  • June 19, 2020
Other Mile 290 Reports (14)

2019

December 23, 2019 - Foxglove290
There is a lot of debris washed a shore after this weeks storm.  I picked up trash Saturday and today monday.  Some from the fisheries(big tangles of rope-see photos)  a lot that washed down the...
September 30, 2019 - Foxglove290
End of summer,  Not much in the way of driftwood left on the beach(campers burn it thru the summer).  The beach was carn clean being it was just a week ago the SOLVE did the fall beach clean-up. 5 ...
July 5, 2019 - Foxglove290
My husband and I spent 3 hours (6 man hours)  picking up trash.  We ran into one other couple who were doing the same.   I added their trash lbs to our total count  of 80lbs.  It is reallly...
  • My husband on mile 290
  • Me and the Bags of Trash
March 2, 2019 - Foxglove290
Dead cow elk.  It appeared to have broken a hind leg.  A mystery as to how it ended up on the beach. It did not appear to have been in the water very long.    It was a beautiful cold winter day.  The...
  • Magruder Shoreline
  • Southern Access for Camp Magruder
  • Barview Campground Shoreline

2018

December 17, 2018 - Foxglove290
I saw evidance that the surf overtopped the shoreline in the last 24 hours.  This is the 1st time this fall that this has happened.  See photos
December 5, 2018 - Foxglove290
There has not been alot of change since my last report.   We have had only one major rain/wind event this fall. This being so, there has been very little debris deposited on the beaches.  I have...
October 10, 2018 - Foxglove290
Beautiful Indian summer day to walk my mile.  I observed 15 people along with their dogs on the beach and northe jetty. One man was surf fishing. Usually there are people fishing off the jetty but...
June 2, 2018 - Foxglove290
 Observed tire tracks not an actual vehicle.  Vehicles are NOT allowed on this section of beach
March 5, 2018 - Foxglove290
It was one of those rare sunny and almost calm winter days.  Erosion has been less severe than last year.  Overtopping brought more drftwood and sand inland than I have observed in the last 5 years...

2017

December 5, 2017 - Foxglove290
I am also volunteer with Solve and their adopt a mile program.  Myself and 3 others collected over 50 pounds of trash.
  • Flock of Shore birds.
October 20, 2017 - Foxglove290
This is not a full report......notes and photos from a walk on my mile. 
August 2, 2017 - Foxglove290
Evidence of the strong summer north winds.  Sand collecting along the jetty. I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of liter.  
April 3, 2017 - Foxglove290
There is a lot of erosion that occured over the winter.  It seemed like a lot less driftwood on the beach until I walked the tree line.  There is alot of driftwood 10-20' back into the trees, sand...

2010

February 27, 2010 - kathrynl
Visiting Camp Magruder and took advantage of free time to walk mile south to Bar View Jetty. Beach was filled with driftwood. Removed two bags of glass beer bottles and plastic water bottles.