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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.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

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.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Seals in the surf

Driftline Content

Shells. Not much debris on the beach, despite recent storm activity. Lots of beach grass clumps in wrack line at north end.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Less sand erosion than I expected, given recent storms.

Actions & Comments

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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Mile 157

August 21, 2023

It was another beautiful day on Mile 157, which we entered from the upper part of the Oregon Dunes Loop Trail.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 157

July 30, 2022

Mile 157 is a beautiful, little-visited stretch of coastline.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 157

January 1, 2014

Beautiful New Years Day at the beach, while it was cold and foggy in the valley.

bzenderson

Mile 157

March 5, 2013

A rainy day; we had the beach to ourselves.

bzenderson

Mile 157

November 25, 2012

Gorgeous day at the beach (crappy and cloudy and cold in Eugene).

bzenderson

Mile 157

June 20, 2012

There is a lot of buzz about whether the stuff on the beaches these days is from the tsunami.

bzenderson

Mile 157

April 15, 2012

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?

bzenderson

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 157

January 28, 2012

Stunning winter day; we were totally overdressed, kept shedding clothes to the brink of immodesty.

bzenderson