Mile 29 Report

June 16, 2021
by Sparks29

Location:
Curry
Rogue River North Jetty, Wedderburn, Knox Rock
Conditions:
Wednesday 11:30 AM
Sunny
70° F
Wind:
Strong from the S
Tide Level:
-0.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
1
Truck on beach collecting firewood.
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Styrofoam
New Development:
Drainage pipes
I don't think it is new development. Rather, it seems to have been unearthed from recent erosion. This area is just west of the sewer treatment ponds.
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:

I was thinking I would call the sewer treatment plant and ask abou tthe pipes. It was new to me!

Summary:

Really, it's a fairly unused beach, except for the truck access. Most locals know that they can access the beach here to drive to Otter Point. That is the main use. It is also regularly used by kite surfers, but no one was out this day. It was crazy windy this day, and it was just myself and the 2 volunteers that were out walking that day. Nothing else out of the ordinary, and no large trash, except for the drainage pipes. I did find a green hat!

  • pipes
    These are the pipes that have gotten unearthed at the sewer treatment plant on north jetty.
    42.4276, -124.4319
    June 16, 2021
  • sewerplant
    These are the pipes that have gotten unearthed at the sewer treatment plant on north jetty.
    42.4276, -124.4319
    June 16, 2021
  • people and pipes
    These are the pipes that have gotten unearthed at the sewer treatment plant on north jetty.
    42.4276, -124.4319
    June 16, 2021
Other Mile 29 Reports (13)

2021

July 30, 2021 - AzaleaLane
A beautiful, calm morning. Such a joy after all the recent winds. Lots of pelicans on the beach, and at the north jetty. Ospreys catching fish and lampreys. The sand has moved in, and covered most of...
April 5, 2021 - Sparks29
  • Rogue Shores
  • Knox Rock
February 3, 2021 - hobbins
The beach was pretty clean. One truck was driving the beach looking for surf wood. All dogs were well behaved. Since it was low tide there was plenty of beach to walk on. Beach ranger came near the...

2019

January 5, 2019 - wild1234

2015

August 26, 2015 - klysparks
There were 2 other people on the beach with 1 dog. They were cutting driftwood for firewood, and driving on the beach (allowed at this location). One dead gull and one dead sea lion present - both...
  • Entry point for vehicles - truck tracks in sand. Knox Rock to right in photo.
  • A photo showing all the foot traffic that goes on this beach, even though I didn't see all these people. The beach is just down from a group of vacation rentals, and so gets a lot of use.

2014

October 21, 2014 - klysparks
Great, quiet day on the beach. Not much wildlife around at all, but the swell was giant and crashing on this low tide. There was a dead pinniped on the beach that looked like it had been there for...
  • Found a long dead pinniped on the beach
  • Wonderfully built beach house - ready to move in!
  • Low tide giving tons of beach to play on
April 4, 2014 - klysparks
Today was a GORGEOUS day on the beach! I had 2 dogs with me, and we picked up approximately one bag of trash off the beach (small, grocery bag size). Mostly people-based debris - like plastic. Found...
  • Can anyone identify this fish? Long, thin, spotted, pectoral fins, long head (narrow).
  • The dog enjoying the cool water from the stream!

2013

September 9, 2013 - klysparks
I apologize for just adding this report (I actually have 2 outstanding entries). This beach is beautiful and receives very few visitors. I found 2 agates on this walk and watched an osprey get a...
April 12, 2013 - klysparks
Not much to report on this beach survey. It was surprisingly clean, and I tried very hard to look for litter. I managed to find a little bit of micro trash, but that is all. I didn't see any signs of...
  • This is a spot in front of the sewer ponds that I have been tracking. I have measured it so far using height (of a person) to see any changes. Nothing new since last year.
  • osprey with its catch - lamprey
  • Cold day...neat shot of walkers.
  • People on the coast build these fortresses all the time, and they are a blessing on a windy day. I tucked in there and watched the ocean for a bit!

2012

December 31, 2012 - klysparks
I wanted to squeeze in a survey in 2012, and I sure did by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin! It was a lovely evening; just beginning to get dark out, but the wind was light and the crab boats were out...
  • Looking out to the beach and crab boats offshore
  • The joy of beach walking is finding beautiful agates....which this picture does no justice to!
  • This is a spot that appears to be eroding away, and is located just below a fence row.

2008

September 19, 2008 - JimandJoan
We've walked the beach several times since our last report in March. Looks great. No evidence of fishing boat debris this summer. We've seen plastic oil containers, nets and rope in the past but only...
March 9, 2008 - JimandJoan
Mile 29 looked very good, clean and no debris other than one piece of old rope and a couple of mismatched sandals! We saw no birds other than on the offshore rocky islets.It's obvious the dunes are...

2007

September 15, 2007 - JimandJoan
Nice warm day despite the fog. No sign of any birds except for one dead cormorant. One couple on the beach was there to collect agates... Otherwise a quiet day on mile 29.We did note undercutting of...