Mile 54 Report
March 21, 2009
Other Mile 54 Reports (16)
April 16, 2021 - rtempestaElk River backed up by sand bank and not flowing into ocean. Access to this streach of beach just opened back up March 1st.
August 3, 2018 - rtempesta
February 23, 2018 - rtempestaWind started out from the SW, then rotated up to the NW. Also, there were 15 or so sheep feeding on the bluffs and cliffs. Quite a bit of erosion on the bluffs close to the Elk River. A large hole...
May 17, 2014 - mvolsonFifteen people were using the beach or surf, along with 6 dogs. Children played in the creek, most adults were walking or playing with dogs. A large group of gulls, along with several pelicans and a...
September 12, 2012 - mvolsonMile 54 was clean and quiet. Fewer dead birds than in the past. One dead seal. No evidence of sawmill activity.
April 21, 2011 - malachiteLovely day on the beach at Cape Blanco state park. I noted that (going from bottom to top) base dark, clayish layer, shell strata grading into sand then gravel strata looked as though they'd all...
August 8, 2010 - mvolsonMile 54 showed signs of heavy human use: vehicle tracks, driftwood construction, several campfire sites. Nevertheless, there was very little trash, and most of that looked as if it had washed...
February 24, 2010 - malachiteA windy walk on beautiful beach. The beach appearance was quite different from my last visit (May 2009)--this is not my mile, I'm just 1/2x/year visitor. The number of driftlogs on the beach...
May 30, 2009 - mvolsonNo significant changes since last visit except for lots of vehicle tracks on dunes near base of bluff.
May 14, 2009 - malachitePleasant "evening on day after at a storm" beach walk. Vulture, possible eagle, cliff swallows and brown pelicans observed. Dead seal on beach. A solitary walk on a very beautiful beach.
July 14, 2008 - mvolsonNo significant changes since last report. The beach was extremely clean of all human-produced debris, even though there was evidence of considerable use in recent weeks--many driftwood structures,...
March 29, 2008 - mvolsonThis beach is always quite clean. The extra debris this time was probably mostly from winter storms. It did look as though the northern dune area near the base of the bluff had taken a beating.
January 1, 2008 - mvolsonThis report is to take the place of the December report. The beach was very clean, peaceful, and relatively unchanged from last quarter.
September 3, 2007 - mvolsonAlthough the beach had obviously been heavily used over the Labor Day weekend, there was virtually no human-generated trash. Everything looked fine except for the tire tracks in the dunes near the...
June 18, 2007 - mvolsonThe beach was very clean and empty, except for the few people and one vehicle and a couple of dogs. There were many more tire prints than previously. Usually one would see more birds, at least sea...
March 14, 2007 - mvolsonThis was my first look as a Coast Watcher at mile 54, so I am still trying to establish a baseline.