Mile 53 Report

July 29, 2008
by [email protected]

Location:
Curry
South of Elk River mouth, north of Paradise Point SW
Conditions:
Tuesday 2:00 PM
Sunny
65° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
6.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Activities:
Fishing:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
the people had been to the mouthof the Elk River fishing
Notable Wildlife:
this area has little bird life on the sands. As you get to the river mouth there are a few gulls
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Visible retreat of solid bluff
this seems minor, but consistent - the dune between the river and ocean has tire tracks on the top. This driving on the dune is wearing away the grasses. I will check again soon to see if it is worse.
Comments:
Summary:
The day was beautiful and clear. A perfect day for a walk. This area is barren of people, ocean debris and life. The cliffs are wearing from the high tide wave activity and are amazing in the variety of colors showing. Near the mouth of the Elk River the dunes replace the cliffs. Along the top ORV are crushing down the grasses. I'll be checking on this next time to see if more damage has been done. Near the mouth of the river the surf line is scummy green and the waves are dirty appearing. I will check to see if I can find out what causes this and report back next time.
Other Mile 53 Reports (2)

2007

November 21, 2007 - [email protected]
This a very rough surf area of the coast with a sharp drop off. It appears to have very little use by the public. There are small driftwood pieces, some amazing roots of large trees ( stand 7 or 8...
September 27, 2007 - [email protected]
This was my first time as a mile 53 Walker.