Mile 9 Report

December 17, 2022
by HeatherE

Location:
Curry
Harris Beach SP, Shy Creek, Taylor Creek
Conditions:
Saturday 11:45 AM
Sunny
45° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
N/A
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
N/A
Stranded:
Total:
0
N/A
Fish & Invertebrates:
N/A
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Wood pieces
New Development:
Drainage pipes
Two drainage pipes - hike down trail from parking lot (with "Welcome to Brookings" sign). When you reach the beach from the parking lot trail, walk to the left around the first bend/rocks and they are there to the leff of the house on the hill (green roof).
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Beach was calm and clean. No major disturbances to report, aside from perhaps the 2 drainage pipes noted.
5 people and 1 dog were present/walking; 1 truck in parking lot; live birds at shoreline; 

  • drain pipe?
Other Mile 9 Reports (1)

2014

March 1, 2014 - DewPoint Dave
This is the first report (at least for me) for Mile 9 and some of the observations noted were made for baseline information. The tideline contained mostly small pieces of wood and a few small pieces...
  • King Tide, Mile 9, Looking North (from bluff at the southern end of Mile 9) toward Rainbow Rock. High tide at 8.4 FT.
  • "Normal" high tide (4.9 FT), Mile 9, looking north toward Rainbow Rock from bluff at the southern end on mile 9.
  • Low Tide (1.0 FT), Mile 9, looking north toward Rainbow Rock from a bluff at the southern end of Mile 9.
  • Most of the driftline debris consisted of small pieces of wood with a few pieces of plastic and Styrofoam scattered here and there.
  • Beach Erosion noted just south of Shy Creek. The ruler in the photo is 12 inches in length.
  • This Beach Hopper has come out early for supper!
  • Approximately 100 Gulls are enjoying the fresh water in the fan in Taylor Creek.  These are the only wildlife observed in Mile 9 on this date.
  • Rainbow Rock is named after the colored beds of banded chert found here.
  • Close-up of the folded beds of banded chert in Rainbow Rock at the northern end of Mile 9.
  • Close-up of Rainbow Rock's folded beds of chert. Upward folds, or anticlines, are pictured here.