Report Details

A total of 18 people were on the beach, most seemingly beachcombing. Two played in the surf. Two of the 4 dogs were on leash. One vehicle parked on the beach near entry.A few seagulls and partial remains of one dead bird (black feathers).More human-made litter than usual, especially plastic bottles.Small landslide of bluff near mouth of Elk. Large amount of driftwood and duff on beach, south half of mile 54.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 18. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 16. Playing in surf: 2. Other Activities: metal detecting. There is nearly always evidence that someone has been harvesting drift wood near the vehicle entry to the beach.

Concerns

Driftwood removal, Litter

Apparent violations: evidence of recent sawmill activity.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. partial carcass, couldn't identify

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

small landslide near mouth of Elk

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South of Cape Blanco, access road to Elk River

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Mile 54

South of Cape Blanco, access road to Elk River

August 3, 2018

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Mile 54

South of Cape Blanco, access road to Elk River

February 23, 2018

Wind started out from the SW, then rotated up to the NW.

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Mile 54

South of Cape Blanco, access road to Elk River

May 17, 2014

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

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Mile 54

South of Cape Blanco, access road to Elk River

September 12, 2012

Mile 54 was clean and quiet.

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Mile 54

South of Cape Blanco, access road to Elk River

April 21, 2011

Lovely day on the beach at Cape Blanco state park.

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