Report Details

Nothing noticeable has changed in the past several months and human activity was at an absolute minimum, especially considering how nice of a day it was. Very little wildlife activity was noted, just the usual few gulls. As a product of the rain in the month preceding, waterfall activity was at a maximum, with some being observed where they had not been previously seen.

Conditions

Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Cars were in the parking lot at the lookout and gift shop at Cape Foulweather and people were in the gift shop and at the main observation point southwest of the parking lot and at the small one just south of the gift shop. Nobody was parked on the one-way section of old Hwy. 101 where there are overlooks plus one access point to the rocky shore at the north end of mile 226.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Numerous small waterfalls over cliffs not seen before.

Actions & Comments

Considering that it was a Saturday and it was quite sunny and calm, though cool, I would have expected more people to be present. Away from the road, where there was minor traffic, and away from the lookout, one could essentially have the entire area to themselves. Of course, it should be noted that the shoreline is not accessible except in one small and difficult to access area on the far north of mile 226. But, it is possible to walk to top of cliff overlooks from probably two other locations.

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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