Report Details

Lots of human and good-dog activity on this sunny, mild fall beach clean-up day. There was some new erosion of the bluff--one large tree tipped over and erosion due to disturbance made in bluff at a relatively new bluff-top luxury RV-pad facility. We found an unusual number of bottles and cans to pick up as well as a lost wallet containing one young man's driver's license and an unrelated (?) woman's ATM card...

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 29. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 24. Other Activities: 5 flying kites. A SOLV-sponsored 4-wheeler was going up and down beach between Yaquina Point and Cape Foulweather picking up trash collected by us and other volunteers.Many more vehicles parked in other Moolack Beach parking areas than the one at our access point.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4. ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 17. 17 Common Murres dead on beach, none of them tagged.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusually heavy wrack-line load of 1-2" crabs. Lots of kelp and grasses.

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.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Landslides/major boulder falls. Several new small slides in sandy bluff. Continued general erosion at new RV facility due to their disturbance of bluff when putting in path and stairs.

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Mile 221

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

July 13, 2024

1) Of historical note is the fallen arch at Schooner Pt November 2022 2) Absent this year thus far are any whale spouts visible from shore. 3) The Moolack Beach access trail from the parking area is heavily overgrown with bushes.

Kelley

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Mile 221

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

July 21, 2019

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

KathyLJ

Mile 221

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

June 15, 2018

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

KathyLJ

Mile 221

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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