Mile 10

Rainbow Island, Lone Ranch Beach, Boardman SP
Curry County

Latitude: 42.092554944041
Longitude: -124.337224834760
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Meyers Creek (42° 18.4422', Mile 23), southerly to the Oregon-California border (41° 59.9208', Mile 1).
Tides: NOAA Tide Predictions. Click on the station nearest to your location to see predicted tides in graphical and tabular formats.
Rainbow Island, Lone Ranch Beach, Boardman SP
Mile 10 Reports (37)

2015

October 2, 2015 - SMathis
Pretty quiet day. No major changes in beach topography.read more
September 4, 2015 - SMathis
Streams have been re-directed through natural modification of beach topography. Beached bird of unknown species observed. 15 people and 5 dogs present on beach.read more
April 12, 2015 - SMathis
Nice day to do a survey. Of note was a marked absence of sea stars. Not normal.read more
January 28, 2015 - SMathis
No apparent modifications or other changes.read more

2014

October 12, 2014 - SMathis
Extreme Surf. Beach scrubbed clean.read more
September 12, 2014 - SMathis
Nice pleasant day. No major changes to landscape.read more
July 15, 2014 - SMathis

Pleasant but foggy day. Typical human activity for Lone Ranch.read more

  • Pisaster displaying wasting disease.
  • Velella Velella washed ashore
May 6, 2014 - SMathis
Clear but windy day. Very few people observed. Way too many clumps of dead mussels below the Wrack. No rough tides or surf lately. Cause is unknown.read more
  • Clumps of dead Mytilus Califormianus
March 1, 2014 - SMathis
Just another wonderful day in Paradise! No man-made or natural modifications to the shoreline.read more
January 15, 2014 - SMathis
Beautiful sunny and warm day. Beach was peaceful. No new modifications or other development.read more

2013

November 20, 2013 - artist
On a planned hike from Rainbow Rock to Lone Ranch, our hiking group found the trail on the bluff totally blocked by gorse. It's a spot just before the trail starts its descent to the south end of Lone Ranch Beach. I did not take a photo, but I did...read more
October 6, 2013 - SMathis
Beautiful day at Lone Ranch. Very few people particularly on a Sunday morning. No noticeable physical changes.read more
August 23, 2013 - SMathis
Nice calm, quiet day on the beach. No notable changes.read more
July 4, 2013 - SMathis
Nice quiet day. Not much activity for the 4th of July. Enjoyed several Osprey having success at fishing.read more
June 12, 2013 - SMathis
Beautiful day. Few people on beach despite low tide.read more
April 28, 2013 - janhnlt
Very low tide brought out the people with their children and dogs. The Beach was very clean with very little debris. The wind picked up considerably as we completed our survey. It was a beautiful day at Lone Ranch Beach.read more
January 6, 2013 - SMathis
Beautiful day. Due to the recent storm activity, the beach was scoured clean. The wrack line was thick and very high. Although the survey was done on a Sunday, very few people were on the beach. There were no unusual changes to the shoreline. Unleashed dogs are still a problem.read more

2012

October 19, 2012 - SMathis
Mile 10 was relatively clear of human debris. There were several unleashed dogs some of which were chasing gulls. All in all it was a pleasant day from a weather standpoint, probably the last we'll have for a while.read more
September 24, 2012 - SMathis
Beautiful sunny day. Mile 10 was relatively clear of human debris. Combined this survey with that of COASST. Found a decomposing carcass of a sea lion well below the wrack line (see photo)read more
  • Carcass of Sea Lion
June 28, 2012 - janhnlt
The sand was smooth and wet and the beach was very clean with little man-made debris, including small pieces of plastic.read more

2011

May 16, 2011 - janhnlt
It was a beautiful day on a beautiful beach. The beach is very clean, although there were some plastic bottles, caps, and misc pieces, which I picked up. There were also strips of rubber that come off crab traps or off the boats that fish for crab. But not much...read more
January 26, 2011 - janhnlt
Beautiful sunny day at Lone Ranch Beach. The driftline was thin and made up of small stones and algea/kelp. Although the beach was peaceful, the surf was rolling. Huge waves were crashing against the offshore rocks. Magnificent! Last week, two men fishing from rocks at Lone Ranch Beach, were washed...read more
  • Waves crashing on the rocks where two fishermen were washed into the ocean.
  • This is the southern section of Lone Ranch Beach.  Large drifwood is always located high on the beach away from the surf line.

2010

October 18, 2010 - janhnlt
A beautiful sunny day brought out beach walkers. It was a perfect day for tidepooling. Scuppers, turban shells, pink anemones, and sea snails were easy to spot. The beach seems fairly clean without a lot of human made debris. The driftline was mostly thin and patchy and made of sea...read more
  • Bull Kelp with ocean.
  • Small pink anemone, turbans and sea snails are easy to see on this sunny day.
  • Possibly the same carcass that's been on the beach since June.  It is, however, located further north than the original location, so it could be a different carcass.
September 20, 2010 - janhnlt
A warm day saw partly cloudy skies turn into sunny skies. Lots of people were on the beach after the five days of rain here. Sand formations near the water's edge have changed considerably with lots of sand being washed out to sea. Lone Ranch Beach is not one continuous...read more
  • Two young people thinking of climbing a very slippery slope.
  • This deceased sea lion is tagged with an OSU Tag #4.  A study to watch it's deterioration is ongoing.  I first saw this dead sea lion in June
January 7, 2010 - Christine
Reporting on Mile 10 until an adopter can be found. Low tide, calm day so soon after a storm. No cars when I arrived. Two cars with 3 people and 3 dogs when I left. On the south side, fewer seals than last time resting on the leeward side of...read more

2009

September 16, 2009 - Christine
Reporting on Mile 10 until an adopter can be found. High tide, very calm day. Six cars with at least that many people when I arrived; none when I left. One person walking a dog. On the south side, several seals resting on the leeward large rocks, four youngsters observed...read more
June 18, 2009 - Christine
Reporting on Mile 10 until an adopter can be found. Low tide, very windy. A dozen cars with at least twice as many people. Most were hiding from the winds. 2 or 3 people walking dogs. On the south side, several seals resting on the leeward large rocks in the...read more
March 21, 2009 - Christine

Reporting on Mile 10 until a new adopter can be found. Low tide, low wind, no rain today. Spring break with 2 or 3 families/groups picnicking, maybe 20 people, kids, a dozen or so cars. The usual resident ravens and gulls plus more gulls because of the picnickers, 2 dozen...read more

January 4, 2009 - Christine
I'm reporting on Mile 10 until an adopter can be found. The road to Lone Ranch Beach has been re-constructed and has been open for several weeks. Lots of small to medium sized driftwood and dead seagrasses washed ashore by storms lately. Not so much natural trash as last quarter...read more

2008

September 17, 2008 - Christine
I'm reporting on Mile 10 until an adopter can be found. The road to Lone Ranch Beach was blocked due to construction and I had to access the beach via Cape Ferrello viewpoint trail. I noticed many dead crab shells/legs etc. of approximately the same size (around 3 inches across)on...read more
May 24, 2008 - Christine
I'm filling in for this Mile 10 report time until we can find new adopters. I haven't walked this beach for years, but most everything looked pretty normal for this first report.read more
April 27, 2008 - [email protected]
No problems seen. Foggy day so most visitors walked the beach, enjoyed the quiet.read more
February 16, 2008 - [email protected]
Nice day to walk the beach. Rocks exposed due to winter storms.read more

2007

November 28, 2007 - [email protected]
Quiet day, midweek so there were not large numbers of visitors (and dogs). Sunny and clear, with clouds coming in--a storm is expected. No significant findings.read more
September 1, 2007 - [email protected]
Walk started out foggy with one other couple on beach; fog burned off by time we got back to car and people began arriving along with sun. No significant changes noted, no development to be seen on area east of Highway 101 (US Borax property)On 9/9 walk, dead otter and...read more
June 3, 2007 - [email protected]
More people came to beach as fog burned off. Several small boats off shore. Tide low to turning, so seals were not visible.read more
March 9, 2007 - [email protected]
Great day for a walk. Not many people were out at noon but expect more as day is nice. Surf has been heavy in the past weeks as some large logs have been thrown up on the beaches. Creek running well but crossable.read more
  • Log thrown up on Lone Ranch Picnic Access Beach
  • These two oystercatchers have been resident at Lone Ranch Beach and raised young here.  You will be able to hear them before you can see them.