Mile 138

Oregon Dunes NRA, south of Tenmile Creek
Coos County

Latitude: 43.555690042438
Longitude: -124.234445121090
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Douglas County-Coos County line (43° 36.7314', Mile 142), southerly to approximately one mile south of the Tenmile Creek estuary (43° 32.9232', Mile 137).
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Oregon Dunes NRA, south of Tenmile Creek
Mile 138 Reports (10)

2010

September 24, 2010 - comubp
One lone hiker/beachcomber present. The driftline was mostly the usual small kelp, shells and casings plus a few Dungeness crab. A few misc. gulls were present. No unusual physical changes or conditions were noted. Two dead Common Murre. Several old vehicle tracks which may have been from removal of snowy...read more

2009

December 28, 2009 - comubp
Mile 138 was clean and mostly lacking notable wrack of a small number of shells, animal casings, kelp/algae wood pieces and Styrofoam. Two dead Northern Fulmar. One sparrow and one raven were noted. The presence of one human exercising his two dogs may have moved some birds from the area...read more
September 12, 2009 - comubp
This vehicle prohibited mile was without tire tracks, and the only sign of humans was four sets of footprints, three barefoot, at the far north end of the mile. The tracks did not enter the protected breeding area for snowy plovers. Two harbor seals were cruising the breakers. A flock...read more
March 12, 2009 - comubp
What a great day for a beach walk. The only concern was who put the vehicle tracks on the non-vehicle beach leading up to Tenmile Creek? BLM employees use both ATVs and 4wd vehicles to monitor the nesting area. Occassional illegal entry also occurs. Other signs of human activity centered...read more

2008

December 16, 2008 - comubp
The beach was pretty much as expected for winter storm activity. Most of the debris was high on the beach with little in the way of algae, kelp or shells present in the surf line. About 40 gulls of various species, an immature Bald Eagle, several pelicans and numerous shorebirds...read more
March 16, 2008 - comubp
The BLM had a caterpillar grade the Snowy Plover nesting area behind the beach. No ropes or signage was visible on the beach as was present in past years. Perhaps it is too early. Small patchy amounts of shells and wood in the driftline. A few Bull Kelp clusters on...read more

2007

December 13, 2007 - comubp
A sunny day with small breeze. No signs of vehicle incursion into the closed area other than a likely agency patrol vehicle. Two sets of dog tracks present. Three sets of deer tracks. Two cow elk were seen in the lagoon on 11/24/2007. The usual amount of shells and molted...read more
September 19, 2007 - comubp
Sunny and windy day. Steep beach angle to water with some evidence of waves overtopping the summer sand barrier. Variety of shells and casings between the sand barrier and the sea wall. Some bull kelp and plastic bottles on beach. Green plants evident and plentiful in the 50 feet leading...read more
June 30, 2007 - comubp
A beautiful day on the beach. The driftline wrack was especially laden with barnacle covered items indicating offshore drift had recently arrived or was still arriving. Kelp/algae, shells, many dungeness crab and mole crab casings, thousands of sand dollars, wood and ocean-based debris in the driftline. One dead Pacific Hake,...read more
March 24, 2007 - comubp
Summary: Light wrack. Some wood at high tide lines. Erosion of vegetated foredune uprooting European beachgrass. Snowy Plover nesting habitat prepared, roped off and signed. Dead birds: 2 Horned Puffins and 4 Rhinoceros Auklets. Sanderlings foraging in wet sand. Gulls and one eagle observed. Canadian Geese and Buffleheads on 10-Mile...read more