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Beach scoured from high tides and stormsRecent king tides have moved large trunk/root north about 300 yds to lie in line with the milepost marker. Same trunk now has root system facing south (change from west facing).

Conditions

Temperature: 46 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 6.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4. Sitting: 2. Other Activities: 1 in dunes observing ocean with binoculars. One dog off leash but no wildlife to harass

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

noticeably absent.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Wood pieces. shore scoured from storm day prior. More medium sized driftwood at base of dune line than usually seen large trunk/root system present on beach for years moved north about 300 yds in recent king tides and changed position (see photos)

Natural Changes

at southern most end of mile there are rocks which are often spread across the beach now forming a natural riprap against the dune edge

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Large trunk/root system present on beach for many years originally close to Cape Meares community now drifting north
Tree has migrated approximately 300 yds north and turned from root facing west now facing south
North view MP 29 mid tide level
South view MP 29 mid tide level
Beach debris dragged to dune line
Box wrapping lodged in sand at dune edge

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Helen Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

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Helen Welch

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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

October 27, 2023

A quiet and beautiful fall day.

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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

September 22, 2023

Clear warm day.

WelchHV