Report Details

First report, no significant human damage to area, other then the horse trail over the dunes and on the land side paralleling the dunes. The amount of drifting sand appeared unusual to me, but my experience with this beach it very limited. It appears that the loose sand along the horse trail and over the dunes, and the distance to the beach from the access point discourages most visitors.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Photography: 4. Other Activities: Horse riding. Late in the day, because of the wind and drifting sand, it was "uncomfortable" to travel over the dunes, onto the beach, from the Baker Beach access point and parking lot.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4. RVs/Buses parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Many gulls, barely disturbed by my running along the beach or by the horse riders.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells.

Actions & Comments

Recent heavy drifting sand and dunes obscured Baker Beach trail to parking lot. Though new to the area I've been at Baker enough that I should have recognized the exit, but without my GPS I would have found it difficult to discover the exit, or having found the place made it over the new dunes to the horse trail.

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All Mile 176 Reports

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Mile 176

August 15, 2022

Mile 176 is quite pretty, with a wide beach, wind-sculpted dunes, and few visitors.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 176

December 2, 2012

Visited mile 176 and picked up one small bag of trash.

cheshire

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Mile 176

August 21, 2012

No litter, no dead animals and not much to report except that it was a beautiful morning

magmama

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Mile 176

June 10, 2012

Lots of rock hunters and people with poorly controlled dogs.

magmama

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Mile 176

April 20, 2012

Heceta Beach North of Baker Beach at the rocks below Southview Gated Community there was another landslide.

TeeLeo

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Mile 176

March 11, 2012

Cold and on and off rain.

magmama

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Mile 176

September 16, 2010

I do hope ODOT finally does something about the fissures and erosion immediately west of 101, just north of the entrance to the Southview PUD housing, because if, during our winter rains, that section of 101 slides off, it will close this highway for many months while emergency repairs are undertaken.

CMHarvey

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Mile 176

June 15, 2010

Some quads recently crossed over Berry Creek from the south, not Forest Service and the Forest Service had a pickup truck north of Berry Creek during the past three months as well.

CMHarvey