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Weather relented for the 2 hours neede to walk the beach; no dead birds, not much litter. High tide is almost upon us so some areas are inaccesible, esp. the cave in a monolith at N part of the mile. Meyers Creek is 35-40 feet wide at narrowest point as it crosses sand. We were presented with a stunning sunset. Fine trip.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Walking or running: 3. Other Activities: climb a small rock. bad weather; only a group of 3 people used the beach for a few minutes

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

fewer birds than in Sept; 2 or 3 gullssmall flock of sandpipers; no mammals,no invertebrates; very little seaweed

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. 1 weathered atv chair

Natural Changes

storms have eroded and reshaped beach and (not the stabilized dunes) ; lots of new creelets crossing beach because of rain

Actions & Comments

no; no new problems; the separated drainage pipe on the east side of 101 at the N end of mile 23 has been fixed

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

January 25, 2023

There was a lot of small plastic debris and natural tree debris along the tide line between Meyers Creek and a short distance south of the stacks.

Botermans

Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

January 23, 2023

Steep newly cut foredunes and rocks more exposed because of winter waves scouring the beach.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

August 3, 2022

The cave in one of the monoliths was accessible.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

January 18, 2022

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Bob Harvey

Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

November 30, 2021

The tallest dunes (~10ft) are being eroded as they are each year.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

July 13, 2021

1 dead murre.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

May 10, 2021

Illegal ATV tracks recently made running from south to north and back again.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

April 9, 2021

Parked here to walk Mile 22.

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