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The beach was quiet on this beautiful autumn day. We saw two people riding horses on the beach, which we had not seen here before and someone flying a kite. The ride was dropping toward a minus tide a few hours later. It was a Friday afternoon, which may explain why there were not as many vehicles as we saw this summer and the outgoing tide may explain why we didn't see the surfers we often see near Hubbard Creek.Much less litter than last visit. We only saw that tarp, one plastic bag, a forgotten tee shirt and a bottle cap.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 4.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 31. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 17. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 3. Other Activities: 2 horseback riders 1flying a kite. The people climbing were on the trail up Battle Rock.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 15. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. One large sea gull was freshly dead with only eyes and some feathers gone. A single dog tracks next to it, so a dog might have been responsible for the wound and blood on it's back, but not enough tracks or sand disturbance to suggest the dog killed it.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Skeleton of a mammal about the size of a medium dog.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling. The trees we saw fallen and partly green last time are now almost totally brown, so they must have been new fall in the spring.

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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.

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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.

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