Mile 337 Report

April 13, 2021
by huisee

Location:
Clatsop
Clatsop Spit, Swash Lake, Fort Stevens SP
Conditions:
Tuesday 12:30 AM
65° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
8
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
7
Sitting:
1
Rockhunting:
1
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
Many tire tracks, some 1-2 inches deep.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Comments:
Summary:

One person was laying down on the sand just past the wet, packed area and a truck drove by fairly close to him. It does have the feeling of a section of road rather than beach.

Other Mile 337 Reports (13)

2022

May 19, 2022 - Lisa Heigh
In general a quiet day. There were small "installations" of beach found objects dispersed through the foredune generally in the erosion area.  For example an orange cross, empty bottles hanging from...

2021

July 7, 2021 - Lisa Heigh
Notable wildlife: kildeer at the waterline, pelicans on the wing and a seal in the surf.  Other: More dogs then usual and more litter (off shore) observed at the dune / beach interface. 
April 15, 2021 - Lisa Heigh
Appeared to be quite a bit of drfit wood removal (recent chain saw use, truck tires above tide line). Winter storm impacts to foredune.
January 18, 2021 - Lisa Heigh
It was disturbing to see so much debris/litter on this beach.  I have never seen this much on any Oregon beach in the 30 years i have been walking the Oregon beaches. 

2020

November 10, 2020 - Lisa Heigh
March 21, 2020 - Lisa Heigh
Primary difference from last visit: because of winter high tides and storm surge there was considerable over topping of the dunes and lots of wood on the beach , much of it with a diameter over 14...
January 4, 2020 - Lisa Heigh
Lots of large pieces of woody debris. However, it appears human removal of wood is common.There was enough trash to take some time and collect the larger pieces. 

2017

October 26, 2017 - jtravers
There were nine people and one dog on this mile.  Most were walking or sitting.  

2013

July 9, 2013 - clatsop
New signs on bluffs for parking lot identification - nice. Very little litter, plastic. One pair of tennis shoes. Again, cleaner beach than in past. Much more activity down around Peter Iredale.
March 25, 2013 - clatsop
Clean beach--impressive

2009

October 5, 2009 - coastielu
A gorgeous fall day on the north coast. Two surfers were enjoying the light swell, and two people were walking south. Trash was primarily plastic bottles and plastic bits and pieces. There was a...
September 28, 2009 - coastielu
Four groups of two people were spotted walking the beach. One group had a very large dog, another had two small dogs. We found a dead shark, about five feet long, light grey in color. It was lying...

2007

April 22, 2007 - harris
Nothing unusual.