Mile 326 Report

January 24, 2007
by seasurf

Clatsop Plains, Gearhart Golf Course, Gearhart north
Wednesday 10:30 AM
Party cloudy
48° F
Calm/Light from the NE
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Just the usual collection of sand dollars, a few barnacle shells. Very little crab castings.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
No birds were noted, conspicuous in their absence. Tremendous amount of sand deposited at the top of the foredune from the high winds of a month ago. Very little driftwood, some kelp.
Actually a pretty quiet day, the surf was low, more like a summer surf. The sun was warm, and the few people were all just enjoying the walk. Our access to the beach is on a trail crossing the european beach grass and dunes for maybe a quarter mile to the beach. Some of the residents of the homes on the edge of the dunes have recently cut down the shore pines that were obstructing their view. Appreciate submitting it this way, will submit photos with future reports - Thank you!
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