Mile 162 Report

March 20, 2020
by mbbsmile

Location:
Lane
Oregon Dunes NRA, west of North Beach
Conditions:
Friday 1:30 PM
45° F
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
20
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
7
Playing in surf:
2
Playing in sand:
3
Sitting:
2
Fishing:
1
Riding in vechiles, AHV, motor bikes. 5 large pick up trucks with around 20 OHV's but in the 1 and 1/2 hours I was walking I saw very few of the AHV in use.
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
2 people were behind the roped off are for snowy plover. It was a cold windy day and the were taking shelter in the beach grass. That is my assumption.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
7
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
5
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
20
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
People were enjoying the ocean, sand and beautiful cold windy day
Notable Wildlife:
Seagulls
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Shells
The beach looked incredibly clean.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

My first time on this mile. The beach time I spent was at low tide and the beach area was very deep. No log on the beach but old looking driftwood and gnarly stump up near the dunes. In the middle of the my mile was this large long section of 1/2 to 1 inch shells about an inch thick. It was like a loose but thick mosaic of shells. Wished I'd had my camera. It was unusual. Like what you might see on a beach in the tropics.

Other Mile 162 Reports (17)

2010

February 17, 2010 - papa troll
This was a beautiful day on Mile 162. Sunny, warm, with a light breeze. No litter on the beach or in the parking area. OHV drivers were considerate of others and did not drive on closed areas.

2009

December 17, 2009 - papa troll
Just a couple folks on the beach. Weather cloudy with light wind from the Southwest. Beach clean.
September 24, 2009 - papa troll
Beautiful sunny day. clean beach. 100 seagulls, 100 sandpipers.
May 14, 2009 - papa troll
The beach was very clean. Very little activity. No sea birds today. Weather was cloudy and warm.
February 20, 2009 - papa troll
Warm 55 degrees, light breeze, partly cloudy, clean beach, ohvs activity light,

2008

December 18, 2008 - papa troll
It was a beautiful walk on the beach. Two other people and a dog, I almost had it to myself. A light westerly wind, cloudy and not really cold, just chilly. The beach was clean no trash had drifted...
August 18, 2008 - papa troll
Nothing unusual. clean, no garbage on beach
May 12, 2008 - papa troll
A very nice day on the beach. 1 pickup truck, 1 volkswagon, 4 off road vehicles, two black lab dogs.
February 20, 2008 - papa troll
A nice beach for a long walk. A great surf to watch and no human activity.

2007

October 27, 2007 - papa troll
Just a great day at the beach. Off highway vehicle riders were not offensive. The beach was clean. One dead 20" bottom fish on the sand.
July 18, 2007 - papa troll
Nice day for a walk on the beach, seen one 8 foot carcass of a marine mammal. Buzzards were feeding on it. It had a defined forked tail. I could not identify the species. Observed about 15 shore...
June 26, 2007 - papa troll
ATV activity on the beach, beautiful day and no birds of any kind to be seen.
June 22, 2007 - bwholler
Sand above high tide line completely disturbed by ATV tracks, including tracks on the fore dune, suggests lots of ATV summer activity.Sand at fore dune in smooth hummocks today, with no sculpting in...
February 20, 2007 - bwholler
The weather was a mixture of sun, clouds and rain with moderate wind. There was only one motorbike at the beach access and one person on the beach. The beach area clean, sand removed by wave action...
February 11, 2007 - papa troll
Sunday midday, outgoing high tide. Strong South wind with some rain. Clean beach, no debris.

2006

December 6, 2006 - bwholler
Plover recovery official said there were at least 41 Plovers in the area of the sand beach road where the ATV's enter the beach. They like to linger in and around the depressions made by the ATV's....
November 5, 2006 - papa troll
Midday outgoing tide, very rough surf. Seen about 100 Snipes, 20 Gulls, very large piles of tangled seaweed and several dinner plate sized Jelly fish. Also one seal swmming in the surf.