Mile 290 Report

October 10, 2018
by Foxglove290

Location:
Tillamook
Barview Jetty County Park, Camp Magruder south
Conditions:
Wednesday 1:15 PM
58° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
8.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
16
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
8
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
7
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
1
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
9
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Ocean Sunfish (see photo) Skirt Egg Sack
Driftline:
Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Bluff development
Bbeach grass and American Searocket growing on slope of storm eroded foredune.
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

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 not todya due to the rate the tide was comming in(1.4' per hour) The tide was fairly high, the drift line I was looking at was a few days old.(Dried sea grass)  I was surprised to find an Ocean Sunfish washed ashore. I read about them when I got home I found that Yes their habitat does include this area of the Pacific.  Alot less human activity this time of year with western half of the Barview County Campground closed until late Spring. I  found  very little trash in comparison to my other mile walks (see photo).  The fore dunes on the souther section of my mile have vegetation returning after last winters high tides erosion.  Campers burned 98% of the driftwood that had accumulated over the winter.  

  • Beach grass returning to eroded fore dune
    Along souther 3/4 of mile 209
    October 10, 2018
  • American Searocket
    all along mile 290
    October 10, 2018
  • Ocean Sunfish approx. 2' long
    1/4 mile north of the jetty.
    October 9, 2018
  • Shore Pine/Erosion
    Northern section of mile 209 along Camp Magruder Property
    October 10, 2018
  • Trash Collected along mile 209
    October 10, 2018
Other Mile 290 Reports (12)

2019

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...
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.