Mile 26 Report

April 7, 2022
by hobbins

Location:
Curry
Cape Sebastian SP, Buena Vista Wayside, S of Hunter Cr
Conditions:
Thursday 9:45 AM
Sunny
57° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
1.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
38
Dogs:
12
Activities:
Walking / Running:
31
Playing in sand:
5
Sitting:
2
Concerns:
Litter
Apparent Violations:
Two tires were funf on the beach
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
18
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 1
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
2
Activity Comments:
The first time I have seen the new E Bikes on the beach. There were two of them and they were moving quickly.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
There was a lot of kelp on the beach, probably from the large waves here this last week. A few crab casings. Lots on bottle tops, shot gun wads, green pieces of plastic, one buoy. We had a full trash bag when we returned to the lot.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

A beautiful day with clear skies and beautiful surf. The beach looked good except for the plastic debris.

  • Battle ship
    Kissing rock battle ship comes to shore
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    April 7, 2022
  • crab pot working its way to shore
    Crab pot working its way to shore, it was about fifty feet from the low water line.
    42.379209,-124.424002
    April 7, 2022
  • tire on the beach
    Tire on the beach
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    April 7, 2022
  • Another tire on the beach
    Another tire on the beach
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    April 7, 2022
  • Large piles of Kelp
    Large piles of Kelp
    42.383097,-124.422916
    April 7, 2022
Other Mile 26 Reports (18)

2022

July 16, 2022 - hobbins
The beach was very clean, sand was warm, and the waves were running hard. Other than human beings and the ravens and eagles there was that much on the beach.
  • Parking lot
  • Bikes
  • Man climbing rock formation
May 22, 2022 - hobbins
This was the cleanest the beach has ever been since we have walked it. 
  • Beach trash
  • lots of rope
March 11, 2022 - hobbins
Mile 26 was the cleanest it has ever been. Four people were walking the whole beach of 3 miles long with small back packs . Two of them walk it with their dog and hike the far end up and out to Hwy...
  • Holy Log
  • Drift wood
February 10, 2022 - hobbins
It was a warm and beautiful day! The beach was clean and everyone was enjoying it. Waves were large and beautiful. There was not much to clean up, which was heartening.
  • Dead Bird
January 19, 2022 - hobbins
There was still a lot of styrofoam on the beach!! A tire was found on the beach as well a a crab pot that had a log through it. There were not as many bottles as the last time I was there. One very...
  • Crab poy
  • Pyrosomes
  • Dog and log
  • Ship light bulb
January 8, 2022 - hobbins
There was a lot of trash on the beach. I was only able to walk 3/4 of a mile of it due to the trash beg I was carrying was full. I needed two more at least to finish cleaning the beach. Lots of...
  • Styrofoam all over the beach

2021

November 25, 2021 - hobbins
  • Dead bird
  • Bike at beach for month
October 18, 2021 - hobbins
There had been some shot gun activity at this beach. lots of wads on the beach. Found two dead emaciated birds. never seen that before. 
  • dead bird found
  • dead bird number 2
  • beach time
September 22, 2021 - hobbins
More debis on the shore this walk. Found rope used for crab pots.
  • Quiet Day
  • High water
  • Beach debris
August 29, 2021 - hobbins
Due to the wind there was not much activity on the beach. there was a bit more trash to pick up caught in the grasses.There were no sand dollars on the beach.
  • sand movement
July 29, 2021 - hobbins
Lots of people using the beach mosly near Hunters Creek. Four large RVs in the parking lot. People frpm Medford and Southern California were enjoying the beach!!
  • Full Parking lot
  • Sand dunes forming
  • Sand dunes forming
  • Beach change
June 1, 2021 - hobbins
Warm windy day. The insects were out on the sand. One beautiful bug was blown over on its back. Its belly was bright irridescent red. When I went to flip it over the back was a bright irridescent...
  • parking lot
  • Purple flowers
  • Yellow sand verbena
May 2, 2021 - hobbins
Very cool day with the strong wind. This kept human activity to a minimum. There was a large flock of sea birds flowing something in the water out about 300 yards. We never saw what it was.
April 14, 2021 - hobbins
Beach looked clean and the waves were not reaching the bluff anymore. 
March 30, 2021 - hobbins
There was some erosion of the sand wall since we were there last but only about a foot. There was very little litter on the beach this time. Nice to see. Most of the activity was near the river mouth.
  • edge of sand bluff
January 25, 2021 - hobbins
We did not make the full 3 miles due to trash pick up. Our bag was full. Styrofoam was a great portion of it. Crab buoys, shot gun wads, styrofoam cup pieces . We also found a crab cage connected to...
January 7, 2021 - hobbins
Beach was clean for the most part. Only two people on the beach.

2009

February 26, 2009 - [email protected]
Fair amounts of garbage, mostly recycleables. 4 Tires and half of a 50 gallon metal drum. I relieved the beach of a two gallon bucket full of plastic and glass and 1 tire. Not a lot of people on...