Mile 309 Report
December 20, 2017
Other Mile 309 Reports (66)
October 1, 2022 - spingerBeautiful unusually warm day with strong offshore breeze. Unusual number of clusters of 6"+ mussels in wrackline, some moon jellies, eel grass.
July 15, 2022 - spingerCool overcast morning of -2.1' low tide during full moon, beach empty except for Hug Point area. Abundant worm casings.
June 26, 2021 - spingerFolks and dogs getting ready for a great day at the beach
April 28, 2021 - spingercalm spring morning with significant low tide, several folks with dogs, sparse driftline
December 16, 2020 - cadonofrioSome beach was visible at the south end of the mile; no beach was visible at the north end. No people, no birds; stormy sea.
September 30, 2020 - spingerpeaceful early fall evening
July 6, 2020 - spingerhigh sand level, able to clear Hug Point on foot by 50 yards at ~-1.0 tide, beach relatively flat, sporatic diftline content
March 18, 2020 - cadonofrioMore people than we expected to see in these days of social distancing; nice to see families sharing the time with their children. Large amount of small rocks in the drift line at the south end of...
September 28, 2019 - spinger
September 20, 2019 - cadonofrioQuite a few birds; most observed in the past few reports; lots of small wood at driftline; larger logs washed ashore.
July 27, 2019 - spinger
June 27, 2019 - cadonofrioNo one on the beach yet; of note: extremely clean driftline (cleanest seen all year); no birds.
March 26, 2019 - spingerSurprise sunny March day, Tuesday of spring break week, many beach lovers enjoying the beach. Deposition level of beach sand generally low, making low tide seem higher at Austin Point, Point...
March 21, 2019 - cadonofrioOf note: unusual amount of small rocks; no birds.
December 31, 2018 - spingerbeautiful Old Year's Day at the beach, lots of people, lots of dogs enjoying themselves!
December 19, 2018 - cadonofrioVirtually no beach; rough surf; no birds.
September 29, 2018 - spingerBeach sand deposition is extremely flat, causing increased distance of tide line variation
June 30, 2018 - spingerbeginning of holiday week, lots of morning beachgoers, -0.6 tide, many Moon Jellies in driftline
June 21, 2018 - cadonofrioNotable large rocks and a log at the driftline (Southern part of mile); clean drfitline at the North end; very few shorebirds.
May 2, 2018 - spingerSand deposition low, exposed basalt in sand at Austin Point west of bluff, Vellela Vellela drift from late March still present, Mole Crab casings lower in rackline
March 22, 2018 - cadonofrioQuite a few people walking on the beach, despite the cold, windy conditions. Waves were "angry" - churning sand as they came in; looks like a storm is coming in.
July 25, 2017 - spingersand deposition appears lower than 2016 summer level;abundent mole crab casings;haven't seen pyrosomes on this beach before;no Ochre Sea Stars on Mile 309, but a few on Jockey Cap on Mile 310;...
June 22, 2017 - cadonofrioBeautiful day; suprisingly few people; very clean shoreline.
May 10, 2017 - spingerOystercatchers, golden plovers north of Hug Point. Ochre Stars that were reappearing last summer are gone.
December 21, 2016 - cadonofrioCold and sunny day; more visitors than usual at this time of year; lots of rocks and some logs in the drift line at the south end of our mile.
November 25, 2016 - spingerUnusual amount of plastic debris, photo below is items found in first 100' north form Sally's Alley:
September 29, 2016 - spingerBeautiful late September evening low tide.- Ochre Stars are gone again;- less varied kelp in drift;- abundant Mole Crab molt;- very low water volume at Fall Creek waterfall;- very flat sand...
September 21, 2016 - cadonofrioBeautiful day; extremely clean driftline; only a few birds; many visitors.
June 7, 2016 - spingercontinuing concentration of moon jellies in drift line, very modest recovery of ochre stars, lone standing spruce aboveHug Point is gone.
March 18, 2016 - cadonofrioUnusual number of rocks in the driftline and above the drift line; larger number of shorebirds as well. Increase in visitors due to Spring Break.
September 23, 2015 - cadonofrioNotably cooler; shorebirds in the drift line. Of note (not on our mile; but near our home), we observed several whales spouting just beyond the breakers, due west of Sally's Alley. This is the same...
June 23, 2015 - cadonofrioQuite a few visitors all along our mile on a beautiful day; some shorebirds along the drift line.
March 26, 2015 - cadonofrioSun + Minus Tide + Spring Break = Lots of visitors!
December 22, 2014 - cadonofrioRough surf; larger rocks on beach; rocks pushed up exposing more sand; no shorebirds. Unable to walk much on the beach due to high tide.
September 22, 2014 - cadonofrioDriftline remains clean; some shorebirds
June 19, 2014 - cadonofrioBeautiful day; once again, unusually clean drift line; very few seagulls/shore birds
March 21, 2014 - cadonofrioBeautiful day; lots of activity; more rocks in drift line (at southern end of mile) than recently observed.
December 23, 2013 - cadonofrioBlustery day; shoreline "storm-blown" (clean); virtually no activity, man or animal.
September 18, 2013 - cadonofrioExceptionally clean drift line; large (50-60) group of seagulls at Asbury Creek
June 22, 2013 - cadonofrioUsual - nothing notable to report.
March 22, 2013 - cadonofrioVery clean driftline with a few sea gulls; beginning of Portland Spring Break - more than the usual amount visitors on a Friday afternoon.
December 26, 2012 - cadonofrioMore rocks in the driftline/sand than at the time of our last report; large portion of a dock on the rocks midway point of our mile.
September 21, 2012 - cadonofrioseem to be more people visiting as a result of the extended nice weather; shoreline continues to be clean
June 20, 2012 - cadonofrioVery clean driftline and noticeable absence of shore birds; starfish on rocks. Beautiful day - warm with little wind; minus tide.
March 22, 2012 - cadonofrioNo changes; things look stable from last report; nothing notable.
September 22, 2011 - cadonofrioOvercast, windy & warm; fewer rocks; easier to get down on the beach.
June 22, 2011 - cadonofrioQuiet; few seagulls; no notable changes since last report.
March 23, 2011 - cadonofrioThere appears to be a notable increase in the amount of small rocks and coarse sand pushed up onto the beach; as well as an erosion change in the three rocks in the water near the cave at Hug Point.
December 27, 2010 - cadonofrioQuiet, a rainy, cold morning; very little activity of any kind. No disturbances; a few gulls resting on the rocks.
September 22, 2010 - cadonofriobeatiful day, calm condtions, still difficult to get on the beach at the southern end of our mile due to rock build-up - about the same amount as in june.
June 23, 2010 - cadonofrioStill more rocks than sand, usual number of seagulls, notable small rocks in the driftline.
March 21, 2010 - cadonofrioNoticeable increase in amount of rocks at driftline.
December 25, 2009 - cadonofrioBeautful, mild and clear Christmas day accounts for the unusually large number of people on the beach. Driftline very clean; saw no birds.
October 24, 2009 - [email protected]On October 24 I walked my mile and then some, from the Creek at the Southerly end of Arch Cape community all the way to the northerly end of Arch Cape State Park, missing only the inaccessible area...
October 24, 2009 - cadonofrioObserved a bird (white head w/ dark body) floundering in the surf. It was struggling to get to the sand and was unable to walk. It was in obvious distress.A flock of 20-30 seagulls appeared fine.
September 22, 2009 - cadonofrioWarm day at the coast, with visitors playing in sand and surf.
July 9, 2009 - spingerPeople and dogs enjoying -.8' low tide, concerns as noted above.Sand deposition more normal for summer than previous year. Little driftwood at southern .5 mile. Bluff above beach appears stable and...
June 21, 2009 - cadonofriomore people than usual (Father's Day); no notable wild life; usual driftline content; no man-made changes to the shoreline; no notable natural landscape changes
March 22, 2009 - cadonofrioNothing notable, except unusual to see people surf fishing near Hug Point.
December 21, 2008 - cadonofriono activity - report done on day that hwy 26 to the coast was closed; ice and snow in our area for the past week.
September 23, 2008 - cadonofrioBeautiful day; clean shoreline.
July 15, 2008 - spingerBeach sand still offshore in these littorals, but moving in. Sand level appears 4' - 10' below typical mid-July height, extensive round rock at top of beach. Shorebird population appears normal....
June 25, 2008 - cadonofriocleaner shoreline (no kelp, driftwood); access somewhat difficult due to higher "wall" of beach rock. Fallen tree noted in last report(s)appears to be in same position
March 19, 2008 - cadonofrioAn extremely large amount of rocks and driftwood on the beach - the wood pieces are large. Rocks and wood extend to the water line in many spots.