Mile 61 Report

April 24, 2008
by cwatch61

Location:
Curry
West of New River, Floras Creek, Langlois
Conditions:
Thursday
Party cloudy
48° F
Wind:
Moderate from the SW
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
6
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
1
Rockhunting:
4
ATV
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
ATV driven on beach
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
120 Aleutian Geese, 3 Canada Geese(one with broken wing), 36 sanderlings, 5 gulls, 20 unknown shorebirds, One dead 9.5 ft Stellar Sea Lion (reported)
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
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.)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
Fine, light, greenish powdery material
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
There were no noticeable changes to the beach configuration noted in the 2/28/08 report. The beach was still clean with a slight increase in ocean-based debris (e.g., 15 buoys and floats, 29 bottles, 4 light bulbs, etc.). Wildlife levels were similar to the previous visit with the exception of Aleutian Geese and the Sea Lion.
Summary:
Mile 61 remained free of natural and man made debris. A dead Stellar Sea Lion and an ATV were observed and reported.
  • North of Mile 61.2
    April 24, 2008
  • Throughout drift line in "mile"
    April 24, 2008
  • Mile 62.68
    April 24, 2008
Other Mile 61 Reports (7)

2020

September 20, 2020 - shepherdcd
Another sunny windless day. Large number of jellyfish on the beach. See pics. First walk north on 61 since Western Snowy Plover protection season ended. 
  • Dead Common Murre
  • Jellyfish
  • Jellyfish
  • New River and mountains east of Langlois.
  • South at 60/61 boundary.
  • North at 60/61 boundary.

2009

October 22, 2009 - cwatch61
One beach walker was collecting agates on a clean, wind-swept beach. Large numbers of geese were flying south above the fog. Although it was low tide the high surf overtopped the low dunes at...
April 21, 2009 - cwatch61
Human activity was limited to U.S. government employees performing tasks related to plover nesting.Large mixed flocks of shorebirds and other migratory waterfowl were observed.The breach at mile 62.8...
March 6, 2009 - cwatch61
Five people, accompanied by three dogs, were agate hunting on the beach.The beach was washed clean of light debris but laden with drifwood (Photo 1). The beach was undulating and quite soft. Low...

2008

December 5, 2008 - cwatch61
Mile 61 had been reworked with significant overtopping. The surf line and beach were clean. A Bald Eagle was spotted.
September 22, 2008 - cwatch61
Mile 61 exhibited a clean surf line and beach. Beach benching had developed. Brown pelicans were observed.
February 28, 2008 - cwatch61
Mile 61 was relatively free of natural and man made debris, dead wildlife and human incursion with the exception of 4 sets of old ATV tracks.