Mile 322 Report

December 15, 2013
by Ctomson1

Location:
Clatsop
Seaside south
Conditions:
Sunday 1:15 PM
Cloudy
50° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Surfing:
2
Concerns:
Fire
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
Activity Comments:
There were 2 surfers present in the cove. One was at his vehicle and the other was out in the surf. Did not see any other people until we returned back to the parking lot where there was a couple about to take their dog on a walk. Saw evidence of fire pits along the point and a small amount of trash. Pathway looked fairly worn from use.
Notable Wildlife:
cormorants, gulls, a flock of sea ducks(unsure of species)
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Shells·Wood pieces
There was a carcass of a seal or sea lion washed up among the rocks.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
There were no major alterations to the physical landscape. A person had made a rock ring for a fire pit surrounded by logs in a circle. Someone had used a chainsaw to cut the logs.
Summary:
The mile was pretty clear of human activities. The cove is a spot for surfers with little alteration to the landscape. We did see evidence of a trail worn into the landscape with bits of trash and evidence of fire pitts and wood debris being freshly cut by a chainsaw. It did not appear there were any structures or major changes added recently.There was a carcass of a seal or sea lion on the beach. It had been picked over and the skull was missing. It appeared to have been washed up for a longer period of time. There were no other mammals along the beach. There was a good presence of gulls and cormorants fishing in the cove. There was also a flock of ducks about 75 yards of shore but I was unable to identify what species.
  • Fire pit evidence
    Fire pit evidence
    75 yards west of parking lot
    December 15, 2013
  • Rocky front of beach
    Rocky front of beach
    75 yards west of parking lot
    December 15, 2013
  • Tide line on mile 322
    Tide line on mile 322
    150 yards west of parking lot
    December 15, 2013
  • Seal or Sea lion Carcass
    Seal or Sea lion Carcass
    Half a mile west of parking lot
    December 15, 2013
  • Seal or Sea Lion Carcass
    Seal or Sea Lion Carcass
    Half a mile west of parking lot
    December 15, 2013
  • Fire pit and human activity evidence
    Fire pit and human activity evidence
    3/4 of a mile West of the Parking lot
    December 15, 2013
  • Fire pit and human activity evidence
    Fire pit and human activity evidence
    3/4 of a mile west of the parking lot
    December 15, 2013
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October 9, 2010 - Simonetal
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