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On a nice, fairly calm and partly cloudy day on the central Oregon coast, there were only a few people driving along Otter Crest Loop and even fewer stopping to enjoy the view from the the Lookout at Otter Crest State Scenic Wayside. No human activity was observed at or near the shoreline as it is virtually inaccessible. The only changes noted along the shoreline were two small rock slides and a fallen spruce tree and some wave-eroded logs at the extreme south end of the mile, as seen in attached photo.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 5.8 feet.

Human Activities

Other Activities: Note that activity at or near the shoreline is lacking as shoreline on this mile is essentially inaccessible.. No activities observed along shoreline, but some people driving on Otter Crest Loop and a few getting out of vehicles to see the view from the Otter Crest State Wayside.

Concerns

Apparent violations: No violations observed..

Notable Wildlife

Nothing notable observed.

Beached Birds

N/A

Stranded Marine Mammals

N/A

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

N/A

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

New Development

Nothing observed.

Man-made Modifications

Nothing observed.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling. Notes on above: Two small rockslides observed on extreme south end of mile 226 along with what appears to be a fresh downed small to medium-sized spruce tree along with several wave-eroded logs. See attached photo which provides the best access possible to this location.

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Mile 226

December 19, 2023

On a nice, fairly calm and partly cloudy day on the central Oregon coast, there were only a few people driving along Otter Crest Loop and even fewer stopping to enjoy the view from the the Lookout at Otter Crest State Scenic Wayside.

George Meyer

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Mile 226

September 22, 2023

It was a very pleasant sunny day and the ocean was calm, so visibility at and slightly below the surface of the ocean was excellent.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

March 21, 2023

There was nobody observed along the shoreline of mile 226, however there were a number of people driving and stopping along Otter Crest Loop, the roadway that provides excellent overviews of the mile.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

December 22, 2022

There were no human activities noted near the shoreline, which is usual for this mile, but there was activity at the Lookout, where there were a moderate number of people parking and going to the viewpoints and into the Lookout building gift shop.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

September 21, 2022

It was a nice day to be observing the coast, what with the moderate temperature, light wind, and clouds that covered the sky thinly.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

June 20, 2022

Humans were only noted well above the shoreline, specifically at the Lookout, where people parked their vehicles to get out for a few minutes to observe the seascapes.

gsmeyer

Mile 226

March 21, 2022

Human activities were essentially confined to those stopping their vehicles on Otter Crest Loop or at the Lookout to observe the views.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

December 21, 2021

It was fairly cold, rainy, and windy, so there was no human activity save for two vehicle parked for a short time at the Lookout and another on old Hwy.

gsmeyer