Mile 246 Report

March 27, 2010
by Corrina

Location:
Lincoln
Cliffs north of Roads End Beach
Conditions:
Saturday 1:00 PM
Sunny
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
20
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
15
Sitting:
2
Rockhunting:
3
climbing on cliffs: 3 walking: 8
Concerns:
Climbing bluffs/seastacks
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
6
Activity Comments:
I didn't count people exactly on the beach- this is from memory- because I didn't know I'd have the chance to hike the rest of the area. The Roads End state park was overflowing with cars lined up on the street. Clearly a lot of people had walked from this access north. There was a lot of plastic trash in the wrack line, although it looked like it had been transported there, not littered. One person was on the beach beyond the point (not the big beach accessible only by sea or westwind, but the one before it) which is usually only accessible at very low tide or by climbing down the bluff.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Styrofoam
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
minor landslide, not sure how old. Took a spruce tree down by the waterfall.
Comments:
Summary:
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 loose cliff at the north end of the roads end beach. The beach was very crowded as it was a balmy day and the last Saturday of spring break.
  • cliff at north end of roads end beach
    March 27, 2010
Other Mile 246 Reports (11)

2019

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

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...

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...