Report Details

Please note report was mailed 12/16/2008 to Ed Rossiter, as instructed. Mail was returned because forwarding time has expired.Since this is my first report on Mile 12, and I'm not sure when this mile was last covered, there were two significant events in the last three years or so:1. Major landslide (see photo 1) which cut out a section of the Oregon Coast Trail just south of Whaleshead Beach. Several hundred yards are not safely traversable and the O.C.T. has been rerouted along the bluffs, bypassing almost all of the beach.2. Removal by State Parks Department of several dozen Douglas Firs from around the House Rock viewpoint to o[pen up ocean views. (See photo 2).

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 6.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Litter, especially cigarette butts, around House Rock parking area. No trash recdeptacles in sight..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Sea lions, gulls

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

A few large jellyfish.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam. Ropes

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All Mile 12 Reports

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Mile 12

March 17, 2010

No changes of any import observed since last time.

George

Mile 12

December 24, 2009

The difficulty of access and the State Park protection of Mile 12 continue to isolate it from any appreciable signs of human intrusion.

George

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Mile 12

September 15, 2009

Mile 12 looks pretty much the way it always does.

George

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Mile 12

March 10, 2009

It's hard to believe that Coastwatchers want miles where something happens; usually, what happens is not good.

George

Mile 12

December 10, 2008

Please note report was mailed 12/16/2008 to Ed Rossiter, as instructed.

George