Mile 227 Report

October 22, 2020
by heidilvz

Cape Foulweather, Rocky Creek
Thursday 9:15 AM
38° F
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
-1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Apparent Violations:
Tree stand is still a concern. It appears to be used often and is not of sturdy construction. If it was to fail injury could occur. It is on the edge of a steep rocky drop which could prove fatal if someone was to tumble that direction.
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
The occupants of the parked vehicles could be identified as those people I mention, fishers or surfers.
Notable Wildlife:
3 gulls flying about.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
I cannot get too close to the shoreline but observations did not pick up much in the way of trash along the driftline.
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
The area below Ben Jones bridge parking/observation area appears to be sliding. People may be jumping the wall and walking on the soil that is sliding as evidenced by footprints and trails.

Most of the area looks to have had light use. COVID19 restrictions has likely been a contributor to what appears to be a mild recovery of vegetation in some areas. 


There were 6 people present, 2 fishing and 3 surfers likely resting and waiting to go out again. The surfers were located at an establish fire pit where soil erosion progresses slowly due to use. There were very few birds and no other marine creatures observed. Overall the area appeared lightly used with the exception of the trail to the tree stand and a trail going north from Rodea point parking area. Actually, other earlier established trails appeared to be filling back in with vegetation. Most of the vegetation appeared to be in as good or better shape than earlier visits. The exception was the area below the parking/observation area by Ben Jones bridge. Very little litter was observed. The tree stand is still a concern for safety reasons. 

  • Soil slide-Ben Jones Bridge_22Oct20
    Ben Jones Bridge Soil Slide_22Oct20
    October 22, 2020
  • Fire Pit_point 4_mile227
    Fire pit_Point 4_22Oct20
    Take the trail to south down from parking area by Cape Foulweather quarry about 200 yards
    October 22, 2020
  • Tree stand_point 5_22Oct20
    Tree stand_point 5_22Oct20
    Take the trail to south down from parking area by Cape Foulweather quarry about 250 yards
    October 22, 2020
Other Mile 227 Reports (5)


November 4, 2019 - heidilvz
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...
  • new trail_south of quarry_mile 227_04Nov19
May 28, 2019 - heidilvz
It was a cloudy cool morning with little human activity. There is little change from last observation witn the exception of a newly established fire ring. The are has seen light human use as...
February 21, 2019 - heidilvz
It was a cold February morning with little animal and human activity. Access is limited to observation well back from the surf in most spots and the housing complex limits observation of around 40%...
  • Mile227 Map Observation Report 21feb19
  • PT1 Ben Jones Bridge Looking south
  • PT2 Ben Jones Bridge Turnout lookin SW
  • PT3 Rodea Point veg slump looking S
  • PT4 Fire ring looking W
  • PT5 Tree Stand
  • PT5 Trail to tree stand


July 18, 2018 - Jaymi Heimbuch
While there was plenty of activity by visiting tourists sightseeing at the viewpoints, there was little else to report. One house in the neighborhood is being remodeled/rennovated, which may or may...


February 16, 2009 - egret123
I haven't filed a report for probably 2 years (sorry!), but the mile looks exactly the same. It is a rugged, rocky outcropping throughout the mile and cannot be walked on the beach only above on the...