Report Details

Mile 54 showed signs of heavy human use: vehicle tracks, driftwood construction, several campfire sites. Nevertheless, there was very little trash, and most of that looked as if it had washed ashore. The beach seemed to be in good shape. The carcass of a hoofed animal was on the beach at the north end of the mile, presumably a deer.

Conditions

Temperature: 63 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 7. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: 1 gathering drftwood. Person removing driftwood was taking relatively small pieces he could carry without cutting.

Concerns

Driftwood removal, Fire

Apparent violations: signs of recent sawmilling and removal of logs.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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February 23, 2018

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May 17, 2014

Fifteen people were using the beach or surf, along with 6 dogs.

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September 12, 2012

Mile 54 was clean and quiet.

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April 21, 2011

Lovely day on the beach at Cape Blanco state park.

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August 8, 2010

Mile 54 showed signs of heavy human use: vehicle tracks, driftwood construction, several campfire sites.

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February 24, 2010

A windy walk on beautiful beach.

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