Report Details

Fifteen people were using the beach or surf, along with 6 dogs. Children played in the creek, most adults were walking or playing with dogs. A large group of gulls, along with several pelicans and a dozen whimbrels were on the shore. Two dead mammals: one seal and one deer. Vultures were working on the deer. No noticeable changes on the beach. It was very clean.Trouble uploading photo. Will send to Ed Rossiter.

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 8. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 1. Surfing: 2. Unusual to see surfers on mile 54.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Large flock of gulls, some pelicans on shore and in near water. A dozen or so whimbrels on shore. Several turkey vultures cleaning up dead deer.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead seal (I think) about .75 miles north of Elk River mouth. I will email a photo.

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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Mile 54

April 16, 2021

Elk River backed up by sand bank and not flowing into ocean.

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Mile 54

August 3, 2018

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Mile 54

February 23, 2018

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

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Mile 54

May 17, 2014

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

mvolson

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Mile 54

September 12, 2012

Mile 54 was clean and quiet.

mvolson

Mile 54

April 21, 2011

Lovely day on the beach at Cape Blanco state park.

malachite

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Mile 54

August 8, 2010

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

mvolson

Mile 54

February 24, 2010

A windy walk on beautiful beach.

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