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We saw very little wildlife on our walk but it was the middle of a sunny day and there were many people out on the beach rock hunting so I'm sure that had some impact. As noted in our previous report in December, a lot of sand has washed off the beach, presumably due to wave action during storms. This has exposed large stretches of small rocks and cobbles making it attractive during low tide to people looking for agates. 

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 44. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 2. With the exposure of rocks on the beach, I assume due to storm waves temporarily removing sand, there have been more and more people rock hunting during low tide. Certainly we have seen more people during these winter months than during the summer when the beach is sandy.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 24.

Notable Wildlife

Very little wildlife seen on this survey. Maybe the occasional gull or crow flying but that was it. No carcasses on the beach.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Wood pieces. We collected a grocery bag full of trash - mostly plastic water and juice bottles.

Natural Changes

Continued light erosion of the bluffs along the beach. Nothing significant but bits of debris such as mud rock deposited on the beach here and there.

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Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

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Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

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Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

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Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

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Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

June 13, 2023

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Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

March 16, 2023

A quiet, sunny day.

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Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

December 14, 2022

Sunny, calm and quiet.

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Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

September 5, 2022

It was a sunny morning on Labor Day.

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