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Mile 226 Report
April 2, 2015
Two vehicles were parked near north end of mile, but nobody was observed along the shoreline below, though there were some signs of human activity - plastic chairs and tiki torches - on the terrace above the south end of Mile 227.
Two vehicles were parked near north end of mile, but nobody was observed along the shoreline below, though there were some signs of human activity - plastic chairs and tiki torches - on the terrace above the south end of Mile 227. No notable wildlife were observed directly along the shoreline. The rockfall below the Lookout appears to have some renewed activity. Monitoring will continue.
Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 1.2 feet.
Two vehicles observed in parking area at far north end of mile, but nobody observed along rocky shoreline on mile 226. (Perhaps they were on mile 227.) At the very south end of 227, two plastic chairs, two tiki torches, and a ground-stake lamp were observed on a low flat-topped headland. Two vehicles were observed at the Lookout near south end of mile and people were looking at the ocean from the south vantage point.
Cars/trucks parking: 4.
One Rufus hummingbird observed near north end of mile about 50-75 meters landward of shoreline.
Small rocks, Wood pieces.
Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls.
Actions & Comments
It appears that the rockfall deposit at the base of the bluff northwest of the Lookout near the south end of the mile has grown a bit larger since the last observation and there appear to be fresh rock surfaces exposed on the cliff face. I will compare with previous photographs and continue to monitor.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a nice day to be observing the coast, what with the moderate temperature, light wind, and clouds that covered the sky thinly.
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.
Human activities were essentially confined to those stopping their vehicles on Otter Crest Loop or at the Lookout to observe the views.