Mile 175

Baker Beach Road, Trail
Lane County

Latitude: 44.085125492186
Longitude: -124.126981385890
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Lincoln County-Lane County line (44° 16.5774', Mile 190), southerly to the Siuslaw River (44° 00.9720', Mile 170).
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Baker Beach Road, Trail
Mile 175 Reports (29)

2017

December 18, 2017 - Kit Kirk

Llive gulls and sandpipers.  Signs of dead/molted crabs.  I was happy to find almost NO garbage on the beach.  The beach looked great!read more

September 4, 2017 - Kit Kirk

There was nothing outstanding in my walk on the beach this time.  I am so pleased to see that the debris level has been low lately.

It was smokey though due to surrounding forest fires.  3 dead birds, murre tagged, live shorebirds, gulls, crows. People on the beach.read more

January 16, 2017 - Kit Kirk

Live gull and sandpipers. 1 marine jelly in the water.  No dead animals.  Small amount of debris collected.read more

2016

October 21, 2016 - Kit Kirk
Nothing new or unusual out there today.read more
March 22, 2016 - Kit Kirk

The waves were very tumultuous and have sculpted a steep beach with plenty of driftwood... The purple wrack line is worth a look...read more

January 1, 2016 - Kit Kirk

2015

July 6, 2015 - Kit Kirk

There was a large wading bird up a long straight beak... like a Willet.... It was a lovely day on the beach and ti was good to see that the trash load was light...read more

April 8, 2015 - Kit Kirk
Everything looked normal with less beach debris than usual.read more
January 18, 2015 - Kit Kirk
One female sea lion dead south of Berry Creek.Heard sea lions in the surf there were lots of Sanderlings.Removed some trash, crates should be removed, there also is new driftwood, some very large.read more

2012

December 2, 2012 - cheshire
Visited mile 175 this morning to check out the beached whale. The 28-foot male humpback was spotted on Baker Beach three weeks ago by a Coast Guard helicopter. Apparently it died because its tongue had been bitten out by another predator and it starved to death. Beach rangers took samples...read more
  • Sign warning visitors not to touch or remove marine-mammal parts.
March 11, 2012 - Caples
Baker Beach is a wide sand beach with sand dunes. The storms of January and February were chrashing into those dunes and putting trees way up on the beach.Baker Beach was cleaned by a riding group the day before the survey so it was clean of trash. Thirty dead pelagic...read more

2011

May 14, 2011 - Caples
The winds are now from the Northwest and all new patterns are being carved in the beach and the dunes. As the wind re-carves the sand, caches of white shells are appearing.read more
January 2, 2011 - Caples
Lots of people on Baker Beach, horseback riders from Bend,local riding school riders, mules, the COASST team identifying dead birds and folks just walking. After all the storms it was just nice to be out on the beach.read more

2010

December 4, 2010 - cindyb
59 dead seabirds noted,likely due to recent stormy conditions at sea. Low human activity. Normal amounts of kelp, shells and trash noted.read more
April 3, 2010 - Caples
Two days of storms and strong west winds have covered the beach with debri from the Pacific garbage patch and people. People were collecting floats both glass and plastic. The debri was incrediable. The driftline had beautiful blue jewels, Velella velella, mixed with small pieces of plastic. There was fishing...read more
March 6, 2010 - Caples
Baker Beach is the cleanest I have seen it. The driftline is clean, there are no dead birds, there are few live birds. There is some fishing material - different types of rope.The tide was so far out and so much sand had been removed during the winter that surface...read more

2009

December 5, 2009 - Caples
The storms in November carved the beach into canyons and clifts that went up into the foot of the dunes which was where the three sealions were found. Now in December the beach has been smothed out and there is another dead sealion and one in the surf line dying...read more
October 2, 2009 - Caples
It was sunny, it was cloudy, it rained and then it was sunny – a morning on Baker Beach. The beach was clean of human trash and very little from the ocean. The 4 COASST people, other wise known as the Dead Birders, tagged five dead birds one of which...read more
September 11, 2009 - Caples
Great day to be on Baker Beach. Squid - 139 cm long, still alive when first seen, changing colors when moved by waves - beautiful.read more
  • Squid - 139 cm long, still alive when first seen, changing colors when moved by waves - beautiful.  Gulls had already removed eyes.  2 hours later Turkey Voltures had arrived but there were still faint body movements.
January 2, 2009 - Caples

2008

December 12, 2008 - Caples
Baker Beach was getting ready for the storm of 12/12/08 and we were getting off the beach. There were few gulls flying or walking, there were birds beyond the breakers. It was very clear that a big storm was coming and the criters were smart enough not to be there...read more
July 11, 2008 - Caples
Nice sunny morning, 60 degrees. Peoples and doge on the beach, six horse and riders. The parking area is a camp ground with areas for horses.Seen a very immature Brandt's Cormorant and one Western Gull....read more
April 4, 2008 - Caples
In the two and a half hours we were on the beach we had driving rain with wind, fog, and clouds moving across a sunny sky. It was a typical Oregon day on the beach.read more
January 4, 2008 - Caples
Had to build a bridge to get to the beach.read more

2007

November 2, 2007 - Caples
Beach slope of 3 degrees Transverse dunes on high beach Very light wrackline with feathers, with small amounts of sea lettuce (Ulva), eel grass (Zostera) and Sea Palm (Postelsia) Shells on the beach (Macoma, large clam, Cockle, oyster, pacific razor clam) Polyorchis Jelly in wracklineread more
July 8, 2007 - Caples
Beautiful day on the beach.read more
April 6, 2007 - Caples
Observation was from 8:30 - 11:30 am, Dead Bird count for COASST at the same time.read more
January 5, 2007 - Caples
Significant removal of sand around Berry Creek (picture) 5-degree beach slope, several large logs, new on beach. Tropical tree fern stem on beach, a few black walnuts in driftline. Wrack very thin and sparse, one area of beach had many bird (Sanderling) tracks, another area extensively pecked or foraged.2 Bald...read more
  • Significant removal of sand around Berry Creek

2006

October 6, 2006 - Caples
Both crab molt and dead crab carapaces. Postalsia, Egregia, Ulva intestinalis, Seagrasses in driftline. Well-defined sand ridge and runnel. The sea ward slope was 2-6 degrees.read more