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Mile 174 Reports (26)
May 11, 2014 - panda174Footprints leading quite a ways into the snowy plover restricted area. They went right around the sign saying to keep out. Beach Ranger has been contacted.Hugh collection of trash along the high tide line. Have never seen this before on my mile. Could not have taken it all out.read more
March 7, 2014 - panda174A lovely, quiet and sunny day at the beach.read more
December 2, 2013 - panda174Blustery Day! Took 2 pictures just as "King Tide" was abating. One facing North, one South.read more
August 22, 2013 - panda174Two loud thunder rolls and then rain! What fun - sun came out eventually to a beautiful day. Found several things as mentioned: possibly dead pelican, 2 dead sharks, plover protection fence disappearing under sand.read more
June 27, 2013 - panda174Log washed up with numerous shells attached. Haven't seen that before. Uploading photo.Lovely overcast day on beach. Not any people or dogs on my mile except one transient. He appears to have come from the dunes area and looked to have been there 1-2 days.read more
June 21, 2013 - panda174Bad day for Dungeness Crabs! Millions of newly hatched crabs washed up along shore line & high tide line - as far as the eye could see! Pictures do not do the numbers justice. Also, took picture of "rainbow" effect on water in low sand areas.read more
December 2, 2012 - cheshireThe whale reported as being on this mile appears to actually be on mile 175. Please see that mile for details and photos.read more
November 18, 2012 - cheshireThe Siuslaw News reports that a 28-foot male humpback whale has washed ashore on this mile. It was spotted last weekend by a Coast Guard flyover.
Apparently the whale died after something bit its tongue off and it was unable to eat.
The removal plan is to "let nature take...read more
October 25, 2011 - FoulkesIt was a lovely solitary walk along mile 174, with no major changes observed and no wildlife sightings.read more
September 16, 2011 - FoulkesThree people walking on the beach had crossed over from the Sutton Creek Campground. Otherwise the beach showed little sign of human or wildlife activity. There was remarkably little litter or debris on the beach.read more
December 1, 2010 - FoulkesLots of kelp has washed up along with bird carcasses. A flock of sanderlings populated the low tide line.read more
August 19, 2010 - FoulkesI encountered a sleek, youthful sea lion that raised its head as it first detected me passing by about 15 feet away, then got up on all four flippers and charged directly toward me. Fortunately for me, even charging sea lions are pretty slow, so I was able to dash...read more
June 7, 2010 - FoulkesLots of litter washed in from the ocean, mostly bottles and jars. One dead seal. No roped-off areas for snowy plover protection.read more
March 4, 2010 - FoulkesI was alone on the beach and saw no other living creature anywhere along mile 174. Lots of new driftwood has been washed ashore, including some very large logs and tree roots and occasional pieces very high up in the dunes.read more
December 3, 2009 - FoulkesVery little change from the last report. Two dead seagulls, but little else to report.read more
September 17, 2009 - FoulkesIt was a calm day, the beach was clean, and there were no other people or animals around. The rope fence for Snowy Plover protection has been taken down, and there was evidence that walkers and horse riders have been using the Sutton Campground cross-over.read more
February 8, 2009 - FoulkesThere were an extraordinary number of amber, sand-dollar-sized jelly fish washed up on shore along both mile 174 and 175. Large concentrations were gathered at the driftline and other strata, but they were also scattered all over the wet sand. They were so thick along the driftline that it was...read more
September 23, 2008 - FoulkesThe beach was very clean. No birds were present, although marks in the sand indicated they had been there feeding earlier. Nothing unusual to report.read more
August 14, 2008 - FoulkesSnowy plover fencing on the southern half of the mile has been blown or covered over in several places. A large Windermere Realty free brochure box has washed up.read more
March 13, 2008 - FoulkesLots of large driftwood washed in during winter storms.Bulldozer has smoothed the Baker Beach crossing to the beach.read more
October 31, 2007 - FoulkesIt was a beautiful morning on a relatively clean beach. I was passed three times be a white Forest Service truck that was driving along the beach going north, then south, then north again. The truck did not access the beach at Baker beach nor at any point along mile 174.read more
September 18, 2007 - FoulkesA single lone seagull was the only living thing I observed. Diatoms marked the high tide line. Collections of horse droppings were the only unpleasant aspects of an otherwise beautifully clean beach.read more
August 9, 2007 - RPurscelleySnowy Plover area, wire ringed and well marked to protect the nesting Plover.read more
May 15, 2007 - FoulkesLong, telephone-like poles washed up to high levels on the beach. Many small crab carcasses at the shoreline and high-tide mark. Snowy plover roped protection for the mile, with the exception of a gap for the Sutton Creek campground cross-over.read more
March 13, 2007 - FoulkesThe usual sanderlings, seagulls, and blackbirds were not present. Some large pieces of driftwood have washed up to the edges of the dunes. The caterpillar that is clearing areas both south and north of mile 174 has improved access from Baker Beach parking lot and continues to clear nesting areas...read more
December 1, 2006 - FoulkesSix large, tangled piles of Kelp all along the shore. Lots of new driftwood brought in by the recent storms.read more