Mile 246 Report

March 24, 2019
by gianna70

Location:
Lincoln
Cliffs north of Roads End Beach
Conditions:
Sunday 11:00 AM
55° F
Tide Level:
-0.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
73
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
59
Playing in surf:
1
Sitting:
5
Tidepooling:
6
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Sunny day with a minus tide, lots of people just out enjoying the day and a couple set up to possibly try to get a glimpse of whales.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Wood pieces·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Mile 246 typically only has a small handful of garbage but we haul quite a bit out from 245 on our way back to the car.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
It appeared that there were more rocks/boulders down on the shore. There were definitely small rocks falling down the cliffs while we were there.
Comments:
Summary:
  • exposed rock near cliff
    south side of gods thumb
    March 24, 2019
  • exposed rock adjacent to cliff
    south side of gods thumb
    March 24, 2019
  • rock slide
    March 24, 2019
  • exposed rock and people
    March 24, 2019
  • mussels
    March 24, 2019
  • tenacious tree
    south side of gods thumb
    March 24, 2019
  • tide pool people
    March 24, 2019
  • tide pools/exposed rocks
    March 24, 2019
Other Mile 246 Reports (9)

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

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...

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...