Mile 192 Report

September 21, 2008
by mcrobbins

Cape Perpetua north
Sunday 12:30 PM
Party cloudy
59° F
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
4.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Apparent Violations:
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
There were large numbers of birds of all kinds, most noteably pelicans, of which we saw probably several dozen. There were also numerous ochre seastars, particularly on the rocky shore at waterline on the northern part of the mile.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Despite the mild weekend weather, we did not see much human activity during our walk, except at the beach access directly off Yachats Ocean Road. There was a house being remodelled at the north end of the mile, close to the bluff, but with no impact to the rocky shoreline that we could see. There was still a fair amount of water seepage from the bluffs in many places, despite recent dry weather. Gender Creek was down to a trickle, though. This mile observation was noteable for the amount of bird activity we saw. There were surfbirds, numbers of kildeer foraging at waterline by Yachats Ocean Road, many cormorants, scoters, oystercatchers, a long-legged sandpiper-like bird we could not identify, and dozens of pelicans mostly flying south, skimming the waves. There were large numbers of gulls, particularly just south of Yachats Ocean Road on the rocky shore and at the south end of the mile on a rocky point not publicly accessible. We noted the usual large colonies of mussels, and acorn and goose-neck barnacles, at waterline along the whole mile. There were also numerous ochre seastars, although they appeared to be more prevalent at the north end of the mile than at the south end. We saw a few sea lions sunning themselves on the rocks, but fewer than we have seen previously. We were pleased to observe that there was virtually no debris of any origin along the whole mile. This was a great improvement from a couple of years ago at this time, when there was a significant amount of debris of all kinds.
Other Mile 192 Reports (12)


December 29, 2019 - [email protected]com
Very bad year for the seagulls and oystercatchers on the Cleft of the Rock sanctuary.  All of the seagulls hatchlings were killed by eagles or other natural reasons.  The eagles seem to be thriving...
  • 63 Windy Way South
  • 93 Gender Drive
  • 93 Gender Drive
  • Gender Drive Facing West
  • North Face of Cape Perpetua
  • Cape Perpetua
  • Cleft of the Rock sanctuary


December 31, 2018 - [email protected]
Since much of my mile is rocky with steep embankments, I can't really get down to view it from eye level.  As such, the most significant things I notice are a lot more large stumps and more debris. ...
  • North Cape Perpetua area, looking north during low tide.
  • North Cape Perpetua looking north at high tide
  • North Cape Perpetua area looking west low tide
  • North Cape Perpetua area looking west high tide
  • Windy Way, Yachats High Tide
  • Windy Way, Yachats OR, South


November 10, 2017 - [email protected]
I can't get down to the water on much of my mile but I will try as soon as I get a dry day.  Most of these observations are from cliffs above the water.  Suprised by how much large wood and tree...
  • Calm day at gull colony
  • Next day at the gull colony


February 21, 2010 - mcrobbins
Despite warmer than normal temperatures since December, the main sign of the coming change of seasons was the widespread growth of bright green algae around pools and runoff areas on all the rocky...


August 29, 2009 - mcrobbins
The weekend was mild, but foggy and damp from the recent rain, and mile 192 was deserted except for a couple enjoying a walk on the rocks and a man walking two small dogs. There was quite a bit of...
June 15, 2009 - mcrobbins
The day was sunny and warm, with a light breeze, and only a few other people were out exploring. The tide was low, giving us opportunity to explore the edges of the rocky shore. Much sand has...
March 13, 2009 - mcrobbins
Spring is not very much in evidence on mile 192, although there are subtle signs of change. There is plentiful new algal growth in and around areas of seepage and runoff in the rocky areas,...


June 8, 2008 - mcrobbins
The day was sunny, though cool and breezy. We saw 10 people walking on the rocks and sand close to public access points. There are many signs of the recent rainfall. Creeks and runoffs are quite full...
March 2, 2008 - mcrobbins
We observed no significant erosion or changes due to winter weather or human activity, hardly surprising considering the rocky nature of the shoreline on this mile. As happened last year there was...


September 18, 2007 - mcrobbins
Like our last mile observation, today was uneventful. There were a few people taking in ocean views at Yachats Ocean Road, but elsewhere there was little evidence of human activity. The rental house...
June 18, 2007 - mcrobbins
This mile observation was pretty uneventful and there was little to observe other than normal seasonal changes. We noted no new development along the mile. There was quite a lot of new driftwood at...
March 11, 2007 - mcrobbins
We noticed remarkably little evidence of damage or erosion from winter storms. There was minor slumping of some bluff edges at the south end of mile 192, but nothing major or significant. There was a...