Mile 45 Report

September 6, 2015
by humbug45

Location:
Curry
South of Coal Point, north of Brush Creek
Conditions:
Sunday
Humans / Pets:
People:
26
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
10
Playing in surf:
2
Playing in sand:
13
Sitting:
1
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Campground full. Obvious beach activities such as walking, driftwood fort building. No clear evidence of fire building ("no fires" signs seen about campground). Beach was very clean with no scattered trash.
Notable Wildlife:
Abundant kelp and other seaweed noted at surf line. Fewer shorebirds noted (a few brown pelicans and cormorants); osprey at the north end of rocky shore.
Dead Birds:
Total:
5
Species/names:
Immature gulls; one possible Canada goose.
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
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 marine mammals noted at this time ( brown pelicans, cormorants, osprey). Sand has moved in and covered some of the rocks at the north end of beach. Yellow abronia (yellow sand verbena) cover the sandy dunes above the shore.
  • Yellow abronia in hillsides.
    Yellow abronia in hillsides.
    September 6, 2015
  • September 6, 2015
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...
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.
April 22, 2015 - humbug45
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...