Mile 227 Report

November 4, 2019
by heidilvz

Cape Foulweather, Rocky Creek
Monday 1:30 PM
51° F
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
3.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
This stretch offer little opportunity to get near the water. I did run across 4 people enjoying the view from Rodea point and 3 sitting in the tree stand ("T" on map) below the quarry. There were 2 cars parked along the one way section of Otter Crest loop where it would afford a good view of the ocean.
Apparent Violations:
Noted an additional fire pits around point 6. This brings the number of fire pits in that location to 2. One is quite close (20 feet) to the grove of trees below the quarry and may present a fire risk in the dry season due to blowing embers.
Cars/Trucks parking:
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 2
Activity Comments:
There was a Canadian couple bicycling the coast and they stopped to take pictures. 3 vehicles were located a Rodea point and people didn't exit their vehicles. The car at the quarry turnout did have 3 people who hiked down to the tree stand at point 5.
Notable Wildlife:
Noted seeing 6 Gulls standing on the rocks and 4 Cormorants swimming just off shore. Not much bird activity otherwise. No other creatures noted.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:
All areas observed appear to be stable. Vegetation is healthy.

Overall there has been few noticable changes since the last visit and the mile appears to have had light use. An additional fire pit in the rocks at point 2 and a new trail was observed halfway down the trail from the quarry pullout to point 4. The trail sidehills in a northerly direction to the grove of trees (see photo). Existing trails appear to have light to medium use and people tend to stay on them. The fire ring at point 5 was gone this visit and the vegetation is recovering. There were 2 women and a child sitting in the tree stand enjoying the day. The area was free of litter. I observed 6 Gulls on the rocks and 4 Cormorants floating in the water.

  • new trail_south of quarry_mile 227_04Nov19
    New trail coming off main trail below quarry pullout
    About 100' up the trail and to the left from the fire pit at point 4.
    November 4, 2019
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