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Mile 157 Report
December 10, 2007
Surprisingly little debris on the beach, despite big storms a few days prior.
Surprisingly little debris on the beach, despite big storms a few days prior. Lots of beach grass in the driftline, but mostly at north end; seems to be more from the earth moving on Mile 158 than from storm erosion. It was my birthday, and a beautiful day: mild, sunny. Walked to the creek mouth (on Mile 156) hoping to see salmon at high tide but didn't.
Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.
Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 2. Saw tire tracks in the sand. Heavy equipment was doing snowy plover habitat restoration on the next mile north (see Mile 158 reports); probably related to that.
Cars/trucks parking: 1.
Seals in the surf
Shells. Not much debris on the beach, despite recent storm activity. Lots of beach grass clumps in wrack line at north end.
Erosion of vegetated foredune. Less sand erosion than I expected, given recent storms.
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Sand volume was still quite high (no sign of fishing boat). Recent storms didn't leave too much of interest on the beach (or it had all been washed out since then).
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It was another beautiful day on Mile 157, which we entered from the upper part of the Oregon Dunes Loop Trail.
Beautiful New Years Day at the beach, while it was cold and foggy in the valley.
Gorgeous day at the beach (crappy and cloudy and cold in Eugene).
There is a lot of buzz about whether the stuff on the beaches these days is from the tsunami.
Fair amount of ocean-borne debris, but unlike my last walk here about a month earlier, when the debris was d0ominated by Japanese plastic bottles (tsunami debris?