Mile 191 Report

August 7, 2018
by LyndaC

Location:
Lincoln
Devils Churn, Cape Perpetua, North Cape Creek
Conditions:
Tuesday 4:00 PM
Cloudy
65° F
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Tide Level:
2.7 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
50
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
45
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
5
Sitting:
40
Rockhunting:
35
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
one group flying a kite on beach at Cape Cove
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
none
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
55
ATVs/OHVs parking:
1
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 1
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
A cool windy day being enjoyed by a large number of visitors
Notable Wildlife:
5 adult Ochre sea stars
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)
remarkably clean, no plastic pieces or pellets found. Large number of feathers, but no dead birds
New Development:
none
Modifications:
none
Natural Changes:
Erosion continues in sandy bluff from 101. Fewer large rocks and logs at bluff edge at Cape Cove
Comments:
Summary:

A cool, windy day at the coast being enjoyed by a very large number of visitors.  Low tide was 2.7 ft at 4pm approximately so high on beach and rocks at Cape Cove.  Parking lots full in the afternoon.   Most visitors walking on the rocks between Cooks Chasm and Cape Cove.

5 adult Ochre sea stars found at Cape Cove beach

  • Ochre sea star
    cape cove beach
    August 7, 2018
Other Mile 191 Reports (4)

2017

March 10, 2017 - LyndaC
Tide too high to get close to the beach, still an exciting time to be there.
  • High tide at Cape Perpetua

2016

April 18, 2016 - Anonymous
Mile surveyed by air; aerial photos provided.
  • Aerial image taken by Briton; Roughly in the center of mile 191, over the Pacific Ocean, looking back towards shore, about 250 feet above sea level.
  • Aerial of 191
  • Aerial of 191 looking north
  • Aerial of 191 looking south.
  • Aerial of 191
  • Aerial of 191- north end.
  • Aerial of 191- south end.

2015

September 24, 2015 - YmnKai
Human activity consisted of people visiting Devil's Churn-area trails (Photo). No significant concerns or actions required. Most people were walking on the south side of the churn with 3 young...
  • Purple foam in the Devils Churn with the other froth.
  • Patch of soil slippage
  • Purple urchins gathered in a large tide pool.
  • Another photo of purple foam in the Churn
  • Chiton in tide pool. ID?
  • Urchins and crab on rocks
  • urchins
  • urchins with kelp
  • Photos of what I think is a lava tube spilling from the base of Cape Perpetua with large lave boulders scattered in proximity.
  • Lava tube at base of Cape Perpetua
  • Took this picture of with a ~total of 9 perfectly round holes in a basalt ridge. I am assuming they are some kind of core sampling?
  • Took this up close pic of what I think is some shorebird regurgitation.. perhaps a gull?
  • sea grass in tidal pool/channel
  • View looking south at general location of urchin sighting
  • Some folks enjoying the Churn looking at the odd colored purple foam.

2007

June 22, 2007 - gjport
The mile was remarkably clean of litter and ocean debris. Found 2 plastic bottles and a couple of small pieces of styrofoam, all ocean debris. The tidal pools and mussel beds to the north of the...