Mile 177 Report

February 19, 2012
by Old Puppy

Cliffs south of Horse Creek, north of Baker Beach
Sunday 3:00 PM
52° F
Calm/Light from the NW
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
1 Seagull & 1 Crow
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Evidence of wave overtopping
Weather was sunny/no wind. Tide was approaching low. One dead seagull and one dead crow. Due to previous storms, there was evidence of sand covering areas that were previously more accessible. A total of 4 people and 2 dogs walking in the area. A fair amount of logs and tree limbs were at the high tide water line.
Other Mile 177 Reports (14)


March 29, 2014 - Brien M
This beach is one mile South of my adopted mile, but I decided to do a dispatch report because there is a de-capitated whale's head washed up on the beach, and I thought it should be reported. The...
  • This is a photo of the underside of the whale's head, it's lower jaw bones visible. This section of carcass is about eight feet long.
  • I stumbled upon another one of these red light bulbs again. See mile 178 reports from January 2009.


October 19, 2013 - RussMorton
A beautiful day. Time only allowed me to visit at the very peak of high tide.
July 29, 2013 - Old Puppy
Overall a quiet day. Just 2 individuals riding horseback. No human trash to speak of. Suspect any/all trash was concealed by wind drifted sand. No visible dead wildlife. Natural landscape changes...
January 12, 2013 - Old Puppy
Weather was clear and tide was low. No apparent major issues. Three folks riding horses and 1 person with his dog. Small amount of natural debris present. Very little man made debris. No dead...


August 4, 2012 - RussMorton
The observation was very close to high tide, so there was less stuff on the beaches than I have noticed in the past.I often wonder about the nature of the trail to the beach, it never has the...
  • A view of the only serious erosion that could impact the highway. It lies against the hillside, just before going around the bluff.
  • This is a view of the lay of the sand dunes at the high point of the trail where it descends to the beach
May 18, 2012 - Old Puppy
There were five people walking/pickning. One dog who was on a leash. One Osprey circuling the area for a few minutes. One dead seagull on the beach. Noticed some bluff erosion. No "man-made" changes...


October 20, 2011 - Old Puppy
After several hours on the beach, I only observed 2 adults walking and one dead Cormorant. The weather/surf was mild, no wind and it was low tide. There was very little natural drift and only one...
May 20, 2011 - Old Puppy
Overall, it was a beautiful day. Surprisingly, no human activity. Tide was extremely low, therefore allowing one to witness tide pool's that are normally concealed. Although there were some minor...


December 3, 2010 - Old Puppy
There were a total of three individuals walking. A couple with a dog (not leashed), and one individual. There was a considerable amount of sea kelp on beach. Four dead seagulls were present within my...
August 18, 2010 - Old Puppy
Quiet day, no significant issues!! Only 2 adults walking the beach, (not disturbing tide-pools). Only a few pieces of wood that I removed. No other wildlife other than seagulls. Beach erosion was...
June 17, 2010 - Old Puppy
One lady walking the beach, no pets. Tide was low,incoming. Less human trash than normal. Possible issue: Throughout my walk I experienced a few areas that had a foul odor. Not the normal "low...
May 7, 2010 - Old Puppy
One Osprey feeding on one (probably a cod fish carcass). Viewed several live Ochre Sea Stars adhered to rock formations in tide pools. Two couples walking the beach, no pets. Two observing the tide...
April 9, 2010 - Old Puppy
On April 9th @ 4:30 PM, mile 177 experienced a sunny afternoon with a steady wind from the Northwest @ 12 mph. It was near low tide but still receding. A total of four individuals were walking in the...


July 30, 2009 - RussMorton
It has been many years since I visited. The bluff (Hwy to beach) appeared to be much more stable now. The dune features seemed more extreme but only a feeling. Enclosed is a photo of a large plastic...
  • Photo of plastic 10 ft. long found on sand.