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Beach was looking pretty clean of trash at the surf line and above in the dry sand. Hubbard Creek has "drifted" very far south/east, exiting much farther away than typical. Beautiful day to be on the beach. Wind started out light, but by the time we got back to the wayside it was up to moderate. We only counted people on our way out from the parking lot, not on the way back. 

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 16. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 2. Photography: 1. Other Activities: 1 person was tending a camp or picnic site on the beach near Hubbard Creek.. There was a camp set up next to a Jeep over by Hubbard Creek - may have just been a tent set up to get out of the wind. Didn't really see much in the way of camp gear. Only saw one woman outside - may have been more inside the vehicle or tent. Everyone was behaving, most were walking. Lots of dogs off leash, but none were misbehaving. Two kids were playing in the little creek that comes out near the wayside, and their parents were sitting watching them. I did see (but didn't count) a couple kids climbing Battle Rock.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 18. RVs/Buses parking: 1. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Species unknown. Might have been a common seagull or muir.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Saw 3-4 little "fingerling" fish - about as long as a finger, but thin as a pencil, shiny silver. Looked like something I've seen in fish pet stores before.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. The crab casings were almost all backs, possibly molting. Only a couple had legs and signs of predatory damage. Minimal kelp and other flotsam. Beach was remarkably clean.

Natural Changes

None of the previously reported slides looked active. Most appeared to have vegetation beginning to grow back.

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Beautiful Day at Battle Rock Wayside
Someone has painted an Angel in the tunnel that goes under Battle Rock
Fingerling fish on Battle Rock beach
Jeepin' near Hubbard Creek - camp or just a picnic?
Saw several Osprey in the trees above the beach. This one was eating lunch in a tree on Battle Rock beach.
Big landslide at about the halfway mark (near arch rock) showing signs of vegetation growing back.
Hubbard Creek exits very far south/east on the beach

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Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

May 15, 2024

The beach looked good today.

Peggy Grimes

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

March 16, 2024

Seems like cheating to call this a winter report, with the weather conditions being so lovely.

Kristi Cramer

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

November 24, 2023

Holiday weekend with good weather brought out a lot of people.

JaneSkipLegacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

August 19, 2023

Beach was remarkably clean.

Skip-Jane-Legacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

May 13, 2023

This was an exceptionally warm Saturday so there were more people on the beach than I usually see but everyone was well behaved and loving the rare chance to be on the beach (and even a few brave souls in the water) without multiple layers of coats.

JaneSkipLegacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

February 10, 2023

Driftwood 5th graders had a wonderful day at their first observation of their adopted mile.

Curry County Schools

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

November 18, 2022

On a mild, sunny Friday in November we found the beach pretty quiet.

JaneSkipLegacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

August 20, 2022

Beach was looking pretty clean of trash at the surf line and above in the dry sand.

Skip-Jane-Legacy