Mile 36 Dispatch

April 7, 2021
by Lavenne22

Nesika Beach, north of Ophir Rest Area, south of Euchre Cr
Wednesday 5:30 PM
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Made a quick stop and saw 16 whale spouts! With binoculars. They were moving towards the horizon.

4 cars with people in them in the parking lot. No one on the beach. Noted lots of human and canine footprints. Picked up one burned beer can off the beach near a very small pile of charred driftwood.

Rest stop garbage cans were full but not overflowing. 

Other Mile 36 Reports (5)


December 5, 2021 - hobbins
The king tides had pushed most of the debris up close the the highway wall of vegetation. I need to go back and collect the garbage. Below are the pictures of the whale and bird carcasses and debris.
  • Another dead bird
April 6, 2021 - Lavenne22
As I walked the path down to the beach, just to the north of the rest stop, a Canada Goose stepped out of the dunes and followed me. We walked about 3/4 mile south. I sat on the beach and it came...


September 24, 2014 - [email protected]
We were here a little past high tide. Rain had stopped and the surf was high but easing. Not much of a storm and the worst of it had past. Our view was of pristine sandy beach in excellent condition...


December 21, 2011 - colleen-e
Beautiful day on the beach. The profile of the beach is much more gradual than our previous visit in the spring.
May 31, 2011 - colleen-e
This was the first observation trip to this mile. We picked up 1.5 bags of trash. The trash included ropes, flip flops, lots of plastic water bottles, two ice tea bottles with Japaneses labels, paper...