Mile 246 Report

December 30, 2018
by kujira246

Location:
Lincoln
Cliffs north of Roads End Beach
Conditions:
Sunday 2:00 PM
Cloudy
50° F
Wind:
Moderate from the W
Tide Level:
2.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
40
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
15
Playing in sand:
6
Sitting:
4
Rockhunting:
4
Tidepooling:
5
1 bicyclist
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
I parked further further north than the main Roads End State Recreation Site parking lot, where there are 3 public parking stalls on the west side of the road. My vehicle was 1 of 3.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Styrofoam
3 pieces of Styrofoam , each piece approx 10" x 3"
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

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 deposited at the 3 car parking area, it looks as if beach goers pick up items in the southern first quarter and leave it there to be picked up. 

Noticed a purple tint to the sand starting at the 3 car parking area (labled with a "40" sign I believe) and then north until the beach houses end. Sometimes the color was evident at the surface, but if not, you could see it just under the first layer of sanding by scraping it back with your shoe. I'll attach photo examples. Further north past where the beach houses end, the coloring seemed to be gone.

There didn't seem to be any noticeable shifts in the hillsides since my previous visit.

  • Mile 246 debris 12/30/2018
    Debris items found on Mile 246, all located in the second quarter of the mile, starting at the southern end, 12/30/2018
    In the high tide lines of the second quarter of the mile, starting at the southern end
    December 30, 2018
  • Purple coloration in sand, southern end of mile 246
    Purple coloration in the sand, starting at the southern end of mile 246, where beach houses start and going at least as far south as marker "40". Some areas visible at the top layer of sand, but could easily be seen below top layer if sand scraped back.
    Northern most beach house and south to beach marker "40". From vegetation line and approximately 150 ft west from there.
    December 30, 2018
  • Purple coloration in sand, southern end of mile 246
    Purple coloration in the sand, starting at the southern end of mile 246, where beach houses start and going at least as far south as marker "40". Some areas visible at the top layer of sand, but could easily be seen below top layer if sand scraped back.
    Northern most beach house and south to beach marker "40". From vegetation line and approximately 150 ft west from there.
    December 30, 2018
Other Mile 246 Reports (8)

2019

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

2018

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...

2014

December 13, 2014 - Volunteer Coordinator
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...
  • Photos from June,1996
  • June,1996
  • South end mile 246, north end mile 245
  • North end Mile 245, south end Mile 246
  • Jun-96

2013

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...

2010

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...

2009

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

2007

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...