Mile 21

Pistol River SP south
Curry County

Latitude: 42.264084915896
Longitude: -124.410199752180
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Meyers Creek (42° 18.4422', Mile 23), southerly to the Oregon-California border (41° 59.9208', Mile 1).
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Pistol River SP south
Mile 21 Reports (8)

2014

May 3, 2014 - TwoShermans
The starfish we had seen dead and washed-up near pistol river / ocean coast line had disappeared --probably washed back into sea.As we walked mile 21, we observed hundreds of mole crab exuviae! Their molt had to have taken place within last 4-5 days, as the exuviae were not present...read more
April 18, 2014 - TwoShermans
Mrs. Peregrine Strikes AgainUpon our arrival, we observed the resident Peregrine pair on the dunes just adjacent to the Pistol River mouth. The male had just arrived, scaring up about 20 gulls bathing in the river estuary. He landed on top of his mate, attempting a brief copulation (<15 secs),...read more
April 5, 2014 - TwoShermans
The migratory eagles we observed over the Pistol River did appear to bother gulls that typically bath in the Pistol river estuary. We saw three to four harbor seals in the river confluence with the ocean, offshore. There was a great deal of small rock wash up and quite a...read more
  • photos of shore debris described in report are attached for further examinatiion
  • at the low water mark at 21.5 mil
  • at mile 21.5
  • Near Crook PointPicked upon by a raven, two vultures and a single eagle
March 7, 2014 - TwoShermans
We came upon the widened mouth of the Pistol River after many days of rain, and saw the area strangely absent of bathing gulls. Three Ravens were hawking, and a Peregrine dive bombed them then landed on a driftwood stump. We soon discovered why Ms. Peregrine stayed in the area:...read more
  • Peregrine had only just killed Herring when he'd arrived. Both adults were plucking the kill, then the male flew across the Pistol mouth, to watch from the driftwood, from afar. Ms. Peregrine (the larger of the two) stayed to clean her kill.
  • End of mile 21
  • The pair of Peregrines were still defending their Kill one hour later, mobbing a ravenous pair of Ravens that were attempting to usurp the leavings.  Our last photo interrupted the scene, temporarily.
January 17, 2014 - TwoShermans
We removed a minor amount of washed up "Oregon" debris and left a rubber tire that had washed up near end of mi 21-20 (rolled up to sand dune base). American made, Kelly Titanium, size R275-16We were happy to see Harbor Seals returning to the mouth of the Pistol, and...read more
January 4, 2014 - BobIvey
Did some additional research about the area. There is a proposal for a golf couse which would include beach access farther down the coast, where was once a commercial salmon hatchery operated, Burned Hill. I would like to walk the point at minus tide this spring, I'll alway remember Crook...read more
  • South hike from Pistol River to Crook's Point.  Along south extending lagoon to Crook"s Point  approx 2 mile and back thur 30 to 40 foot sand dunes with sea floor rock protruding   thur.

2009

July 1, 2009 - Don Hayes
A pleasant day for a beach walk, run, swim, stretch, and report including 70 photo study. Nothing unusual to note except no one on entire beach or in lot and small seal seeming not in best of health with ribs showing and skin splatches."What an incredibly beautiful beach! kind regards,...read more
  • Don Haye, Mile 21, July 1, 2009, photo observations

2007

August 22, 2007 - Don Hayes
I visually scan the entire coast mile daily and walk, run, and swim there regularily. Also I make photos from time to time. I do see an occassional dead bird or seal as well as plastic drifting in. Of concern is horse manure in the upper Pistol basin that I...read more