Report Details

I walked parallel to and well above the rocky shoreline on Otter Crest Loop (Old Highway 101), experiencing very strong wind that came from the north or the south depending on where I was along the road.  I suspect that the topography influenced the wind direction.  All in all, the experience was unpleasant.  The only human activity observed was not along the mile proper, but rather at the Lookout at the State Wayside, where people were parking their vehicles, bundling up, and hurrying out to get quick views of the coastline.  There were perhaps three vehicles parked at any given time.  On a weekday with rain, that number would likely have gone to zero. Essentially no wildlife was observed and no physical changes were observed.

Conditions

Temperature: 47 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.7 feet.

Human Activities

Other Activities: Nobody was near the shoreline on this mile.. No vehicles of any sort noted in the access site just beyond north end of mile.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Nothing noted..

Notable Wildlife

None observed.

Beached Birds

Nothing noted.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Nothing noted.

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

New Development

Nothing noted.

Man-made Modifications

Nothing noted.

Natural Changes

Nothing noted, even in area below and on the north side of the Lookout structure where rockfalls have occurred in the past.

Actions & Comments

There was nothing to take any actions on.

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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