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Led hike out Tahkenitch Dunes trail to beach then south along S end of mile 154 and all of mile 155 with 15 people for South Coast Striders hiking group. Short earred owl was a treat to see along with carcass of Dosidicus gigas (Humboldt Squid). We hiked out on Threemile Lake trail. Beautiful day. We talked a little about the proposed marine protected area and marine reserve between Siltcoos estuary and Tahkenitch estuary. Beach was relatively clean. Popular recreational destination for hikers and overnight backpackers.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 5.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 20. atv tracks not atv's observed

Concerns

Apparent violations: ATV tracks on beach S of closure signs also on Threemile Lake trail..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12. ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Large flocks of gulls and sanderlings. Canada Geese on creek near mouth. Short-eared owl seen near geese. Pelicans moving N along surf line.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Humboldt Squid carcass - Dosidicus gigas near mouth of Tahkenitch Creek. see pictures.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

Recent trail work (probably this summer) on Tahkenitch Dune Trail from point where Tahkenitch Creek washed out trail 2 winters ago to beach.

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