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Frosty Trees

Cold temps and fog made pretty, frosty, trees on Alsea Mountain Pass today.

Frosty Pass - Coast Range
Frosty Pass – Coast Range

A car-picnic at Eckman Lake watchin’ the mallards on the Bay side of the causeway.

Mallards - Eckman Lake
Mallards – Eckman Lake

Crabbers are really workin’ it.

Watchin' the Crabbers from Tillicum
Watchin’ the Crabbers from Tillicum

We saw a couple rafts of sea lions off Tillicum Beach too.

Watchin' the Sea Lions from Tillicum
Watchin’ the Sea Lions from Tillicum

Sunny and Cold at the Beach

Sunshine warms my soul!

2 out of 7 electric sites are filled today
2 out of 7 electric sites are filled today

It got up to 43F today in Tillicum Campground.  With the warm sun out, though, it didn’t feel that cold.

RVs took 2 of the 7 electric/water sites and a camper took a beach overlook site by 3pm.  We have a total of 40 sites available during the winter.

From Tillicum Campground to Yachats
From Tillicum Campground to Yachats

This view is available from sites 17, 18, 26, 29, 30 and 31 in the winter.  In the summer it is also available from sites 41, 43, 44, 44A, 46, 48 and 49.

Come find your own treasure on Tillicum Beach
Big black and round yellow floats were found today

The Area Managers found 2 new floats today!  I’m going for a beach walk to see what I can find.

Easy Pickins on Tillicum Beach
Easy Pickin’s on Tillicum Beach

Lots of small driftwood.  I should have gotten some small pieces but I started picking up styrofoam and plastic and didn’t have room for non-garbage.

Styrofoam and plastic bottles
Styrofoam and plastic bottles

About half of the plastic bottles had Japanese printing on them.  Normal would be one or two but this is tsunami debris from the Japanese 2011 tsunami.

Seagull Turkish Bath
Seagull Turkish Bath

Seagulls like a fresh bath every now and then.  So they spend time in the creek just north of the campground.