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Beach is very smooth, no berms built up. Most of logs have been burried with sand. Gradual sloping of foredunes to the high zone. After the drainage pipe in the foredunes, there seems to be a lot of dead grass, like it was just placed on the dunes for some reason (see pictures) . 1 beached Western Gull reported to COASST I tagged #14.  Lots of liter on the mile this trip :(

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 15.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 70. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 50. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 4. Surfing: 10.

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: un attended campfire. Smothered it the best I could. Lots of beer cans in the high zones of the north and middle of the mile..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 32. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

6 gulls in surf zone 2 gulls flying 1 crow flying

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 western gull surveyed for COASST gave it a tag #14

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

Report Images

bare and surf zone north end
sloping of high zone and foredune
high zone
little along the mile...mostly in the form of beer cans
erosion of foredunes
unattended campfire still on fire
sand deposition...burying most of the logs along the mile
western gull tagged 314 for COASST survey
sample 1 of Litter on the mile
sample 2 of litter on the mile

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

May 27, 2024

Tide very low 1.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

May 27, 2024

Tide very low at 1.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

March 9, 2024

Wow what a change from last month! State Parking lot is closed for a couple of months while construction on the new parking lot and restroom continues. The tree ( object I show as a measure of sand deposition ) is really getting uncovered! Survey also for COASST, no beached birds or mammals found. The beach access point at the north end of Bob Straub State Park is still unusable for vehicles, due to a massive erosion event and 5 foot sharp edges to the beach.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

August 2, 2023

Drift- Wrack and Surf Zones seem to differ along the beach.

MatthewsE