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Mile 190 Report
June 10, 2010
The trail to Cape Cove is so overgrown that the two sides are almost touching.
The trail to Cape Cove is so overgrown that the two sides are almost touching. Lots of ferns, horsetail and huge skunk cabbage. New wooden signs with the names of trails or sites to see. Very black sky and occasional showers. The most litter I've ever seen on this mile. Good Fortune Cove had huge plastic containers, not sure how to get down there to pick it up. I was able to hike out most of the litter on the beach at Cape Cove.
Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.2 feet.
Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 6. People playing near the water near Cape Cove.
Cars/trucks parking: 2.
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam. Lots more litter than I've seen before.
All Mile 190 Reports
A beautiful day at the coast at Cape Perpetua, very strong winds, tide remains high 2 hours following high tide, Devils Churn full of water, foam whipped to consistency of whipped cream.
I normally don't report on Mile 190 but since I've been a volunteer naturalist/interpretive ranger at Cape Perpetua since 2008, I can report on those things that have been changing over the years.
Visited the ocean December 26th, a damp, showery day with small number of visitors.
I have been a volunteer naturalist ranger, trail crew, trash-picker-upper at the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area since 2008.
A beautiful July day, the coast being enjoyed by a large number of people, Devil's Churn parking lot filled.
The rock walls appear to have been scoured of small blue mussels and the only sea star noted was in a depression at the top of a rock at the western edge of the beach, which also appeared to be part of a healthy community with anemone.