Mile 330 Report

March 16, 2008
by alkarbeck

Location:
Clatsop
Sunset Beach, Sunset Lake
Conditions:
Sunday 11:00 AM
Cloudy
46° F
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
7
Dogs:
6
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
Playing in sand:
1
dog walking
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
12
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Only a few gulls and sanderlings
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Shells·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
lots of plastic!!! Mostly bottles.
New Development:
Modifications:
Dune Modification
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Tides these past few weeks have appeared "dirty" leaving a rust colored stain on the beach. Relatively quiet for some time.
Summary:
Nothing unusual these past months. Our area allows driving on the beach and we have many dog walkers. We have picked up a lot of trash in the last month of which most is plastic.
Other Mile 330 Reports (3)

2020

July 9, 2020 - sultanym
I drove this mile in my vehicle while birdwatching. Notable dead animal sightings included a dead elk being scavenged by turkey vultures (see photos below), a dead harbor seal being eaten by turkey...

2010

June 9, 2010 - Simonetal
kite cart driving on beach near dune base.

2008

June 18, 2008 - alkarbeck
Normally we see far more people on the beach at this time but the clamming season is temporarily closed due to toxins. We picked up a lot of trash consisting mostly of plastic bottles.