Mile 60 Report

September 18, 2020
by shepherdcd

Location:
Curry
Floras Lake SP, Floras Lake, Denmark
Conditions:
Friday 11:30 AM
Party cloudy
65° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
6
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Flock of approximately 100 sea birds floating offshore at the southern end of mile 60. See pic.
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Stranded:
Total:
2
The most decayed was previously reported and the southern end of 60. The other was about midway on mile 60 and dead. See pics.
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.)
Unusual 20 foot piece of bamboo.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Pretty typical beach experience. The 2 dead pinnipeds appeared to be sea lions. One previously reported in August. Large flock of sea birds floating offshore. 

  • Dead pinniped.
    Dead pinniped.
    About half way point on mile 60.
    September 18, 2020
  • Pinniped skull
    Pinniped skull
    Mile 60 midway.
    September 18, 2020
  • Pinniped carcass
    Pinniped carcass
    Previously reported at the southern most point of mile 60.
    September 19, 2020
  • Flock of sea birds.
    Flock of sea birds.
    Approximately 100 sea birds at the southern most point of mile 60.
    September 18, 2020
  • 20 foot piece of bamboo.
    Flock of sea birds.
    Southern most point of mile 60
    September 18, 2020
  • Beach plant.
    Beach plant.
    Southern most point of mile 60.
    September 18, 2020
Other Mile 60 Reports (8)

2020

September 13, 2020 - shepherdcd
Long hike on the Oregon Coast Trail from Floras Lake to Blacklock Point. Started at mile 60 and ended at the southern portion of mile 59. Most of the 4 hours was spent on the trail above the beach....
September 8, 2020 - shepherdcd
A smokey, foggy, walk on the beach. Had to shorten the walk due to the smoke. Nothing else of significance. 
August 27, 2020 - shepherdcd
No unusual or significant changes. Wide open mostly deserted beach. The group of 11 adults and children at "secret cove" playing in the stream was the largest number of people I have ever seen there. 
August 11, 2020 - shepherdcd

2016

September 4, 2016 - azbeach
Whale washed up on Lost Beach below cliffs (Floras Lake area).  There were tire tracks leading up to it, which we assumed were from the Beach Ranger.  Looks like this giant may have died at sea and...

2014

January 20, 2014 - Bob Ivey
Another beautiful day at Mile 60.sunny after fog lifted. Lite Nw wind, tide coming in. Some plastic, which seem to get worst as I walk south, but still pretty clean of trash. 3 groups of people, 2...
  • Floras Lake Beach
  • Floras Lake
  • Floras Lake

2013

February 3, 2013 - Bob Ivey
Just me and Matt and one other person walking this mile. Mild weather, sea calm and not many animals or birds seen. One dead harbor seal and poss. fulmar remains on beach. Normal amounts of...

2012

August 5, 2012 - Bob Ivey
Began walk at bridge crossing outlet at Floras Lake. Head for gap in fore dune, wide and high sand beaches. Some beaches had mini sand dunes cut by wave action. A few people on the beach, some...
  • Walking N. of Floras Lake