Mile 45 Report

April 22, 2015
by humbug45

Location:
Curry
South of Coal Point, north of Brush Creek
Conditions:
Wednesday 8:00 AM
Sunny
50° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
-1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
0
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
About 25 gulls feeding at North end of Brush Creek; one Canada goose. Abundant algae; several blue crabs; anemones; no sea stars noted.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Sunny moderately windy morning; mile 45 access is through Humbug Mt State Park which was completely empty (no park host or campers). No persons or dogs seen at the beach. Sandy portion of beach was clean and mostly free of debris; some debris found at the rocky end towards Coal Point; mostly seemed to be from fishing boats; no obvious tsunami debris noted. Abundant seaweed and invertebrates seen covering rocks at tide line (-1.0 tide). A few gulls and a single Canada goose feeding and ambling at the end of Brush Creek.

Other Mile 45 Reports (8)

2020

January 19, 2020 - humbug45
No unusual events or observations to report. 

2017

November 14, 2017 - humbug45
Some erosion near large drainage pipe from highway.

2016

February 17, 2016 - humbug45
One of the crab pots found earlier this month (previous report) was removed from the beach and is now at the trail head to the beach on Humbug Mountain State Park. Does anyone have the story...
  • M/V Worm tag attached to the crab gear
  • Some kind samaritan pulled it up
  • one of a few crab rings stuck on the little pocket beach
February 7, 2016 - admin
Quiet beach with no visitors; rare wildlife: single foraging black oystercatcher and a few gulls. Found five crab pots in varying degrees of deterioration. Also other fishing boat debris (buoys,...
  • Eroded bluff with roots showing
  • Crab pot
  • Tag on crab pot
  • Another crab pot

2015

November 11, 2015 - humbug45
Very quiet beach with no human activity noted except for one set of footprints. Adjacent campground closed for the season; open portion of campground empty except for camp host. Some debris from...
September 6, 2015 - humbug45
Beach was clean despite obvious human activities and full adjacent campground. No evidence of beach fires noted. Five dead birds apparently not related to human activities; fewer shorebirds and no...
  • Yellow abronia in hillsides.
July 5, 2015 - humbug45
Adjacent campground full; evidence of previous day(s)'s beach activities with some leftover debris (cans, bottles, candy wrappers). Three areas with firework remnants including one used Roman candle...
June 14, 2015 - humbug45
Birds spotted included numerous Rhinoceros auklets and two Black oystercatchers, along with gulls.