Mile 246 Dispatch

December 13, 2014
by Volunteer Coordinator

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach
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Note- Documentation from 1996: Sea star wasting observed and photographed in 1996 by Nancy Chase:"When I talked to you (Fawn) at the conference I mentioned that I had observed some disintegrating sea stars in the past. I'm sending you scans of photos taken at the Roads End tidepools (south end of Mile 246 &north end of mile 245, June 1996. The first two show sea stars releasing from the rock, caught out in heavy rain, but they looked lumpy and unhealthy. Photo #3 shows the viscous slime from the arm of the sea star, lower right corner. Photo # 4 shows a sea star minus an arm, apparently recovering, and #5 shows the rock that they all were on, near each other. This all might be showing the natural cycle but I had never seen anything like it before, so I thought you might be interested in seeing what I was talking about."
  • Photos from June,1996
    Photos from June,1996
    South End of Mile 246, north end mile 245
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  • June,1996
    North end mile 245 South end mile 246
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  • South end mile 246, north end mile 245
    South end mile 246, north end mile 245
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  • North end Mile 245, south end Mile 246
    North end Mile 245, south end Mile 246
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  • Jun-96
    South End of Mile 246, north end mile 245
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Other Mile 246 Reports (11)


September 21, 2019 - gianna70
  • Facing north from start of 246
  • facing south from north end of 246
  • NE cliff wall
  • slide fissure 1
  • fissure zoom out
  • clinging tree
  • cove south of gods thumb
  • anemone
July 11, 2019 - gianna70
  • Looking North
  • Tree Clinging to Cliff
  • crab shells
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Deer Track in the sand
  • Sea Star & Snail
  • Gravel Slide
  • Driftwood Lean-to
  • Driftwood Lean-to
March 24, 2019 - gianna70
February 25, 2019 - gianna70
Walked the bulk of the mile with Wayne Hale and Starla Nelson. Beautiful day. Minimal debris/garbage (1 plastic grocery sack full as well as a piece of a red brick and 5 pieces of wood). Deposited...
January 12, 2019 - gianna70
This walk was done in conjunction with the Marine Debris Shoreline Survey. We carried two pallets off the beach plus a few pieces of pressure treated lumber. 
  • tissue package, Styrofoam, plastic
  • bag of garbage/small debris
  • pallets & treated wood debris


December 30, 2018 - kujira246
Was unable to reach the northern half of mile 246 again due to water levels. There was miminal debris found on the second quarter and was able to carry it back with me. From the amount of debris...
  • Mile 246 debris 12/30/2018
  • Purple coloration in sand, southern end of mile 246
  • Purple coloration in sand, southern end of mile 246
November 4, 2018 - vleboeuf
No major beach issues noted as people were primarily walking and exploring the rocky shore. However, significant erosion noted on the south side of Cascade Head bluffs. Was pleasantly surprised to...


February 26, 2013 - TerryH
My son crossed over the rocky Point at the north end of Roads End Mile 245 and found what looks like the remains of a boat: large pieces of fiberglass, oil can and a boat battery. Japanese writing...


March 27, 2010 - Corrina
I walked down the roads end beach, then hiked up the trail to westwind on Saturday. On Sunday, I hiked the other direction from Westwind. On Saturday, I observed several (3?) people climbing up the...


May 28, 2009 - TerryH
Tide was low enough and there was enough sand to walk well into Mile 246. So... I took this gorgeous pic of Cascade Head. Just had to share.
  • view of Cascade Head from Mile 246


April 18, 2007 - [email protected]
General: I finally got a look around the point, and it was clear. The low tide at -1.3' was doable but not very safe to climb rocks to get there. in a few weeks I will be checking if I can find a...