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Mile 226 Report
September 24, 2009
No human activity was occurring save for those persons driving and stopping briefly along Otter Crest loop.
No human activity was occurring save for those persons driving and stopping briefly along Otter Crest loop. Wildlife activities not seen previously by me on mile 226 were harbor seals diving adjacent to cliffs in the tumultuous surf and the numerous pelicans roosting on the shoreline cliffs. The landslide scar below (northwest of) the gift shop is continuing to be monitored.
Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 7.5 feet.
No human activity except for several vehicles stopping on Otter Crest Loop (Old Hwy. 101) and people getting out for a moment to take pictures.
Harbor seals hunting/fishing in whitewater surf adjacent to cliffs and numerous roosting and flying pelicans. Several cormorants and seagulls flying.
Wood pieces. Cliffed shoreline with almost no driftline visible. Note high tide as well.
Landslides/major boulder falls. Note: Landslide scar and boulder pile noted previously appears to continue to enlarge
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Pictures taken of landslide and boulder pile for comparison purposes.
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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.