Mile 53 Report

November 21, 2007
by [email protected]

Location:
Curry
South of Elk River mouth, north of Paradise Point SW
Conditions:
Wednesday
Sunny
45° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
15
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
0
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
2
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
I saw no wildlife on the beach on bluffs. Very few birds over head. Also very few shells .... two broken crab shells
Dead Birds:
Species/names:
I saw no dead birds or other wildlife
Stranded:
none
Fish & Invertebrates:
none
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Small rocks·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
the for ever plastic bottles
New Development:
Modifications:
none
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Newly exposed roots/trees falling
very high tides lap at the bluffs and erode them
Comments:
No action. At very high tides one should not walk this mile as there is not safe passge as you proceed north to the mouth of the Elk River. Once you get past the bluffs the sand dunes separate you from the river. If you go to the top of the dunes you will see water fowl in and around the river and the valley the river has created. I was there at 4 PM and the moon was at about 30 degrees in the east and the sun about the same in the west. Quite a sight. Sunset was around 4:50 PM.
Summary:
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 feet high ) and few to no shells. No birds running along this shore ! I suggest checking the tide tables before you walk this area and go only at low tide. From Paradise Point( starting point) to Elk River and back is about 3 hours.
Other Mile 53 Reports (2)

2008

July 29, 2008 - [email protected]
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...

2007

September 27, 2007 - [email protected]
This was my first time as a mile 53 Walker.