Mile 310 Report

January 29, 2009
by Bill Gordon

Location:
Clatsop
Arcadia Beach N, Wayside, Lion Rock, Humbug Point
Conditions:
Thursday 3:00 PM
Sunny
52° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
6.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
none
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Activity Comments:
Only one couple on the beach - walking their two dogs.
Notable Wildlife:
bald eagle circled several times about 50ft directly above me at south end of mile - very cool
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Species/names:
no dead birds other than several aged carcasses
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
unusual number of washed up jellyfish
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
several new minor slides at both north and south ends of the mile
Comments:
Beautiful mid week day at the mile - only one couple on the mile with their two dogs. Mile was extremely clean with minimal tideline debris. Prior winter high tides have brought in quite a bit of drift wood of all sizes. Sand levels aren't much lower than last fall - a big change (at least so far) from last winter where the sand loss was significant. Some recent bluff erosion was noted but it's fairly minor.
Summary:
Beautiful mid week day at the mile - only one couple on the mile with their two dogs. Mile was extremely clean with minimal tideline debris. Prior winter high tides have brought in quite a bit of drift wood of all sizes. Sand levels aren't much lower than last fall - a big change (at least so far) from last winter where the sand loss was significant. Some recent bluff erosion was noted but it's fairly minor.
Other Mile 310 Reports (20)

2019

May 27, 2019 - historylover1

2018

May 20, 2018 - newton
Very nice day at the beach, low tide and it was still falling, one dog owner didn't seem physically able to clean up after their pets (two dogs that I cleaned up after).  I was plesantly surprised by...
April 12, 2018 - newton
3 people walking on beach 2 dogs running woody debris in wrack line.  Cleaned up a full 5gal bucket of human trash. 
February 7, 2018 - newton
Few people walking on the beach, dogs present, few gulls and beautiful weather.  Stairs that washed away with the storms a few weeks ago were replaced, no other modifications. 

2017

December 2, 2017 - newton
Most people were looking at the boat that washed ashore, dogs nearby.  The boat has been cleared by USCG and John Chapman from OSU to not be a threat to our local environment.  One truck load of...
  • tsunami boat on Arcadia Beach
  • Writing on tsunami boat.
  • tsunami boat propeller
  • tsunami boat
October 15, 2017 - newton
July 17, 2017 - newton
2 people walking with a loose dog3 dead common murres (no tags)more sand on the beach (from the ocean not man)nothing unusual or out of the ordinaryfilled up a 5 gal bucket with human litter mostly...
April 25, 2017 - newton
Calm ocean this morning, couple people fishing in the surf, one dog running loose and two people walking the beach.  Collected one full large bag of litter almost all man-made trash left from beach...
January 12, 2017 - newton

2016

November 17, 2016 - newton
3 dead birds (2 Fulmar and one possible Rock Sandpiper) no leg bands, or oil.No dogs or other humans.  No marine mammals. Cloudy, low tide (maybe around 3 ft.).Shoreline had grasses, driftwood, micro...
July 25, 2016 - newton
Beach access has been improved to the stairs leading onto the shore.  The final stairs are still being completed, work seems to have been started by OPRD early June. However, the final steps remain...

2015

November 19, 2015 - Anonymous
Beach access is currently closed due to a slide that removed the trail. There were zero humans on the beach and two cars in the parking lot. Areas south along the bluff to Red Rock creek appear to...
  • Arcadia Beach access trail landslide.
  • Arcadia Beach access trail landslide.
  • Arcadia beach slide, Wayside, Lion Rock, Humbug Point

2012

July 28, 2012 - Bill Gordon
calm, early morning with few others present.

2011

September 30, 2011 - Bill Gordon
Quiet, calm and mostly clear morning on Mile 310 - Arcadia Beach. Only a few walkers with their dogs. Beach was quite clean of human trash - looked good in that respect since this mile gets a lot of...

2010

March 24, 2010 - Bill Gordon
Pleasant mid week day during spring break week - part sun and clouds but with a fairly stiff breeze. A lot of people on the mile - approx 55 with 9 dogs. But everyone seemed to be respectful of the...

2009

June 15, 2009 - Bill Gordon
Gorgeous Monday afternoon with considerable number of people on the mile. A bit more debris compared to last report but for early summer not bad at all. Est 3 - 5 feet of sand already in since...

2008

September 28, 2008 - Bill Gordon
The weather was fabulous leading to very heavy crowds this Sunday afternoon. Day use parking lot(Arcadia wayside)exceeded capacity. Surf was flat. The north side of mile 310 gets a lot of day use...
June 16, 2008 - Bill Gordon
Mile was very clean from both human and natural debris - a few more plastic bottles at highest most driftline. Overall, sand has redeposited about 2'to 3' since last report. That plus the brisk...
March 30, 2008 - Bill Gordon
Weather was ever changing (hail/rain at start of walk and sun at the end). Reasonably fresh deer carcass close to north end. Very old rusted car chassis at south end probably uncovered with lower...

2007

December 12, 2007 - Bill Gordon
Quiet day with blustery conditions.