Mile 61 Report

September 20, 2020
by shepherdcd

Location:
Curry
West of New River, Floras Creek, Langlois
Conditions:
Sunday 1:30 PM
67° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
7
Activities:
Walking / Running:
7
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
8
Activity Comments:
The day use parking area at Boice Cope Park has been overflowing to the street almost every weekend. Most of the people are kiteboarding on Floras Lake. The campground is likewise overflowing with campers with many of the camp sites having multiple vehicles and tents. Very few masks and almost no social distancing.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

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
    Dead Common Murre
    Midway on mile 61.
    September 20, 2020
  • Jellyfish
    Jellyfish
    Various species all along mile 61.
    September 20, 2020
  • Jellyfish
    Jellyfish
    One of a variety of different species along mile 61.
    September 20, 2020
  • New River and mountains east of Langlois.
    New River and mountains east of Langlois.
    Midway on mile 61.
    September 20, 2020
  • South at 60/61 boundary.
    South at 60/61 boundary.
    September 20, 2020
  • North at 60/61 boundary.
    North at 60/61 boundary.
    September 20, 2020
Other Mile 61 Reports (7)

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.
April 24, 2008 - cwatch61
Mile 61 remained free of natural and man made debris. A dead Stellar Sea Lion and an ATV were observed and reported.
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.