Mile 55 Report

October 30, 2009
by [email protected]

South of Cape Blanco, north of CG beach access road
Friday 9:19 AM
Humans / Pets:
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
Salmon fishing has begun. The parking lot was full but everyone was heading south from the access point to the elk river (mile 54.) There was no acivity on mile 55
Notable Wildlife:
One sea mammal I believe it was a sea lion (see photo)
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
The above was observed but not in unusually high amount
New Development:
Natural Changes:
I arrived at the parking area which was full. The state park had few campers but there were many people visiting the beach. I asked one person who told me that the salmon fishing season had begun and the elk river (south of the access point on mile 54) was a very popular spot. There was no one on mile 55 and nothing remarkable. One sea lion was on the beach and I took a photo.
  • From acess point looking north
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