Mile 191 Report

March 10, 2017
by LyndaC

Location:
Lincoln
Devils Churn, Cape Perpetua, North Cape Creek
Conditions:
Friday 9:30 AM
Cloudy
45° F
Wind:
Moderate
Tide Level:
7.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
17
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
16
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
2
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
Windy day, waves very strong, no visible beach at Cape Cove due to incoming tide, and wave strength For safety we remained on the trail There was much foam visible and rocks appeared to have been "frosted" in places with foam, no marine animals could be seen. Logs and other wooden debris were being tossed in the waves. Spectacular!
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
none noted
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
10
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
people walking, staying on trails
Notable Wildlife:
none seen
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
unable to observe to due tide height, waves
New Development:
none
Modifications:
none
Natural Changes:
Some erosion of cliff at Cape Cove noted, small, no cliff slumping.
Comments:
Summary:

Tide too high to get close to the beach, still an exciting time to be there.

  • High tide at Cape Perpetua
    High tide at Cape Perpetua
    March 10, 2017
Other Mile 191 Reports (4)

2018

August 7, 2018 - LyndaC
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...

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...