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Mile 55 Report
April 21, 2011
Great morning on a beautiful beach.
Great morning on a beautiful beach. Although ORVs are allowed on this beach, I saw no tire tracks this morning. Tide was out. Beach was mostly clean, I saw some plastic bottles & what looked like something used in fishing (plastic also) among the driftlogs & rocks at the base of the bluff. This isn't the first time I've seen Canadian geese at the beach and I wonder if perhaps they are start to fill or trying to fill ecologic niches that used to be filled by other avian species. But those species have been hit harder/more easily decimated by human activities and loss of winter habitat (if migratory) or food supplies than the perhaps more adaptable Canadian geese. A very beautiful beach. Observed at least 3 plant species growing on higher reaches of the huge "needle" or whatever that huge rock is called that rises out of the beach near the north end of the mile.
Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.0 feet.
When I arrived, the only vehicle in the parking lot was mine. When I left (after walking Mile 54 too), there were two. I saw only people on mile 54 when I walked there, saw none on mile 55.
Cars/trucks parking: 1.
Saw a Canadian goose sitting by the water, saw two others flying around, trying to land in a hollow high up in what I think is called needle rock at north end of the mile. Otherwise, saw only gulls, maybe a comorant.
Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Wood pieces.
perhaps additional work had been done on beach access road & drainage system.
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This beautiful beach is accessed by a road in the campground in Cape Blanco State Park.
Wanted to document the driftwood pile-up that's been in place for the past few weeks at Cape Blanco beach.
A beautiful day for my first mile summary; a Christmas present, indeed.