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Pretty uneventful trip. Very windy. Not many critters. Not much garbage on the beach even; a few plastic bottles and the like.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Very few birds; just a dozen or so gulls, a few vultures. A few very dessicated piles of kelp and a few clumps of sea palms.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks. Primarily a lot of shell fragments. Several piles of rope, mostly well colonized by goose barnacles. Lots of mole crab shells.

Natural Changes

Very high sand volume (not much of a cliff at the foredune. No evidence of fishing boat.

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August 21, 2023

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

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July 30, 2022

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

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January 1, 2014

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

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Mile 157

March 5, 2013

A rainy day; we had the beach to ourselves.

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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?

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Mile 157

January 28, 2012

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

bzenderson