Report Details

Low tide, overcast. Heavy dune erosion, exposed driftwood. People and dogs using beach even though it's midweek. Marine gardens exposed but not easy to get to because guarded by slippery rocks. Geese nesting atop rocks. Little litter. No dead birds or mammals.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: -0.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 8. Photography: 2. Tidepooling: 2. Fishing: 1.

Concerns

Shellfish or invertebrate collection

Disturbances: Disturbance of nesting seabirds, Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

no mammals; 20 or so gulls foraging in Meyers Creek fan. Not seen on 2 earlier trips:about 12 geese , some flying, some paired and perched atop tall rocks as if nesting, very upset by dogs, much less so by people. 2 hawks fly overhead. Only tracks of sandpipers(maybe).

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. very little litter, sand dollars common, a few shellfish shells

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping.

Actions & Comments

My third trip...more people present than in earlier trips. Winter erosion has been heavy, exposing much sand-buried woody debris and creating a 5-7 ft high winter burm at the s. end of mile 23.

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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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.

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

July 13, 2021

1 dead murre.

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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.

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

April 9, 2021

Parked here to walk Mile 22.

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