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Saw ten people & one dog off-leash enjoying themselves. Very nice mile of beach, nearly empty of human litter. New evidence of continual beach bluff erosion on Mile 221 on the Moolack Slide portion: a moderate-sized land slip off of a sandstone/shale bluff approx. 1,200 feet south of Moolack Creek. This event happened within the last 4 months.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 6. Playing in sand: 4.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

About 15 seagulls in 2 flocks milling around near surf line

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

Driftline human debris was very light, hardly any litter.The recent bluff erosion is a land slip from a sandstone/shale bluff on a quarter mile section known as the Moolack Slide,located about 1200 feet south of Moolack Creek - nerthern edge of Mile 221. Debris fan is about 60 feet wide at its beach-level base and about 30 feet high. Fan's top is about 15 feet from bluff edge above it. Slide carried downslope a large old tree snag that had previously been hanging off the top edge of the escarpment,lots of dead brush, shore pines, Oregon grape,and tons of earth. Slide is continuing evidence of inevitable westward migration of most of the bluff line above Mile 221's beaches.

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Mile 221

September 5, 2020

This is my first report in 2020 although I have walked all or part of this mile several times this summer.

KathyLJ

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Mile 221

October 27, 2019

The sand is starting to wash away and some rocks that haven't been seen since July are beginning to reappear.

KathyLJ

Mile 221

July 21, 2019

It was a beautiful, sunny day with no wind and a very low incoming tide.

KathyLJ

Mile 221

September 17, 2018

I accessed the beach from NW 68th St which is just south of Schooner Point and the southern end of mile 221.

KathyLJ

Mile 221

June 30, 2018

There was nothing startling or unusual about this beachwalk except that we noted significant destruction of a staircase and its foundation below the large vacation rentals just south of Moolack Beach.

lipberm

Mile 221

June 15, 2018

No notable changes to the beach or cliffs since my last report.

KathyLJ

Mile 221

October 15, 2017

38 is a large number of people on this section of beach for any time of year but it was a sunny, windless day so it was perfect for beach walking.

KathyLJ

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Mile 221

June 29, 2017

No notable cliff erosion over the winter.

KathyLJ