Report Details

Beautiful day, light breeze from ssw; not too many people on beach. Minimal debris (someone must be doing a good job of picking up unless the sand is covering it up) other than a few pieces of lumber, and PVC pipe. Drift content was about 98% kelp and surf grass. There was some rock slide activity, taking down some of the vegetation at edge of the bluff. Saw three dead birds, a lion's mane jelly, and some small songbirds which appeared (without binoculars to validate) to be palm warblers.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 14. vehicle tracks on beach

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

lion's mane jelly - about 8" across, western gulls, turkey vultures, possible migrating palm warblers (didn't have my binocs but the tail bobbing action fit)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 1 western gull, 1 immature gull, 1 unidentified duck

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Small rocks. pieces of lumber, no organisms noted; piece of barnacle encrusted PVC pipe standing up in surf line

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Landslides/major boulder falls. (small slide, included some fresh vegetation) about 44.710412 lat

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

July 2, 2023

A windy day without much to report; just the usual off-leash dogs (no shorebirds present to potentially be flushed) and trash.

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

February 11, 2023

Gorgeous but cold and windy day.

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

October 15, 2022

Peaceful, unsettlingly warm (for time of year) morning.

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

September 25, 2022

Relatively high amount of people, mainly dogwalkers, out early for a pleasant Sunday morning trip to the beach.

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

July 17, 2022

Very little water in Wade Creek.

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

July 10, 2022

The beach fire close to vegetation, and somewhat close to access point was the main unusual concern to report, otherwise just the usual concern of trash.

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Mile 222

Moolack Beach N, Coal Creek, S of Wade Creek

May 30, 2022

Notable highlights: relatively small landslide at the mile's middle parking lot; large piece of shipping debris; large tree debris (unusual to see large natural or unnatural debris at this mile; the usual trash (though as usual, less than seen at miles 223 and 224 to the north); a bald eagle and barn swallows!

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