Report Details

Aside from the two fishermen at the north end of the mile, the only human activity was at the state park lookout near the south end of the mile, from which much of the shoreline of the mile can be observed. Wildlife, as is usual, is notable by its absence, save for a few gulls. No physical changes of any origin were observed. Nothing was observed on the driftlines of the very limited pebble/cobble beaches.  (Note that along most of the shoreline, the water level is along the faces of cliffs, irrespective of tide level.)

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 6.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Fishing: 2. Two fishermen were observed at extreme north end of mile at the only access point to the rocky shoreline. Several vehicles were parked at the state park lookout near south end of mile. The new viewing area inside the building is seeing quite a bit of use.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

A few gulls were the only wildlife observed.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Nothing observed.

Driftline Content

Noting was observed on the pebble/cobble beaches.

Natural Changes

Nothing new was observed.

Actions & Comments

Very little typically occurs, either through natural processes or through human activity, where there are nearly universal cliffs of hard basalt with very limited shoreline access.

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

June 20, 2024

There were no people observed on or near the shoreline due primarily to its inaccessibility.

George Meyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

March 19, 2024

No human activity was noted on or near the shoreline, the only activity noted being people driving along Otter Crest Loop, with a few parking for short periods of time at the Lookout at Otter Crest Wayside for the views.

George Meyer

Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

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

Otter Crest, State Wayside

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

Otter Crest, State Wayside

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

Otter Crest, State Wayside

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

Otter Crest, State Wayside

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

Otter Crest, State Wayside

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