Mile 37 Report

August 16, 2017
by iggydog

Location:
Curry
Beach north of Euchre Creek, south of Devils Backbone
Conditions:
Wednesday
Party cloudy
68° F
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
Wading and skipping rocks in the creek.
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
0
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
No tire marks on the beach this week, but someone occasionally runs a motorized vehicle on the beach -
Notable Wildlife:
Six (maybe eight) seals swimming near Devils Backbone - paying close attention to us as we walked along and talked to them!
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Species/names:
gull
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
More wood debris than normal at the high tide line - very little plastic (much less than usual) - only a few pieces...
New Development:
Since early May, Euchre Creek has run further north than at any time in the 25 years we have observed it - in May, it was deep enough for children to ride on in inflatable boats - they had a GREAT time! Now, it is shallow (mostly ankle deep) and serpentine - still running most of the way to the bay by Devil's Backbone.
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
As noted above - creek flow ... Also, the sand covering rocks near Devil's Backbone is deeper than at any time this year.
Comments:
Summary:
  • Sunset 8/16/17
    Sunset
    Looking north from Mile 37.
    August 22, 2017
Other Mile 37 Reports (8)

2018

July 3, 2018 - iggydog
Beach fairly clean - lots of beautiful at the shoreline.  Thirteen sea stars near the cave - fewer than five years ago, but more than last year.  Pelicans flying - seven!  Again, more than last year...

2017

January 22, 2017 - iggydog
The beach is almost entirely clean - grey sand has been covered by brown sand.  Signs of high tide are present along the land line - many floated trees pushed back against the land - much of the sand...

2010

February 20, 2010 - iggydog
Concern for motorized vehicle on the beach - communicated concern to owner, who agreed to contact county officials re legality. More erosion of beach with loss of beach grass seen previous day - a...
January 23, 2010 - iggydog
My husband and I were the only humans on the beach - we walked and observed the boiling sea and lots of wood debris on the beach
  • Exposed rock with vegetation washout and much sand displaced
January 1, 2010 - iggydog
Cloudy day - lots of small pieces of wood on the beach - appeared to have been high tides and washing away of sand. Less plastic debris than at some times of the year.

2009

January 3, 2009 - iggydog
Quiet day on the beach - Euchre creek very wide at the mouth.

2007

September 3, 2007 - iggydog
Calm day - moderate tide - less than usual beach debris - only two people on the beach (counting reporter)- many otter tracks
June 8, 2007 - iggydog
The beach was very quiet today - the sand clearer of debris than in any recent month.Large dead seal above the mid-tide line