Mile 11 Report

December 29, 2012
by sandy beach

Location:
Curry
Cape Ferrelo, Boardman SP, House Rock Creek
Conditions:
Saturday 11:00 AM
Sunny
56° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the S
Humans / Pets:
People:
30
Dogs:
6
Activities:
Walking / Running:
6
24 whale watchers
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
18
Activity Comments:
whale watchers all well behaved
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Major cracks appearing in bluffs·Newly exposed roots/trees falling·Landslides/major boulder falls
Comments:
I was going to notify Parks back in November when I noticed a slide blocking the Coast Trail near House Rock Creek but it was cleared in two days.
Summary:
It was another gorgeous day on mile 11. Sea lions bellowing from their usual spot near House Rock. Walking south on the Coast Trail I passed 6 people. Very high traffic. When I got to the parking lot at Cape Ferrelo - oh my gosh! The place was packed, no empty spaces. Whale watching was definitely being spoken here. Of course the great weather and the holidays contributed to the crowds. A couple dozen folks were milling about, asking questions of the fellow on 'duty',peering out to sea, and just enjoying. I've never seen mile 11 so appreciated.
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2018

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2017

December 30, 2017 - sandy beach
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2014

March 23, 2014 - sandy beach
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2013

December 10, 2013 - sandy beach
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2012

March 17, 2012 - sandy beach
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2010

December 6, 2010 - sandy beach
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2009

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2008

December 6, 2008 - sandy beach
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