Mile 246 Report

September 21, 2019
by gianna70

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach
Saturday 11:00 AM
Party cloudy
64° F
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
2.6 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Playing in surf:
Playing in sand:
13 people volunteering with SOLVE and picking up trash
Activity Comments:
The section was particularly busy due to SOLVE volunteer cleanup efforts. I was one of them as well as another Mile 246 volunteer, and my boyfriend. It was great to see so many people out there!
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Small rocks·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Major cracks appearing in bluffs
There's a fissure near the base of a bluff, see photos, it may not be new but it didn't seem familiar to me at the time so I photographed it.

SOLVE litter pick-up taking place.  A fissure appears to be developing at the base of a bluff.

  • Facing north from start of 246
    North facing picture from the start of mile 246
    September 21, 2019
  • facing south from north end of 246
    shoreline and some of the cliff face, looking south from the easily accessible north end of 246 (not from the gods thumb portion)
    September 21, 2019
  • NE cliff wall
    NE cliff wall of the easily accessible portion of 246
    September 21, 2019
  • slide fissure 1
    NE cliff wall slide with fissure (easily accessible portion of 246)
    September 21, 2019
  • fissure zoom out
    NE cliff face with fissure and top of the cliff for perspective (easily accessible part of 246, not in the cove just south of gods thumb)
    September 21, 2019
  • clinging tree
    clinging tree atop easily accessible north end of 246 (south of gods thumb)
    September 21, 2019
  • cove south of gods thumb
    cove between gods thumb and easily accessible north end of 246
    September 21, 2019
  • anemone
    anemone in exposed tide pool at easily accessible north end cliff of 246, on the rocky outcropping just south of the cove between the easily accessible end and gods thumb
    September 21, 2019
Other Mile 246 Reports (15)


March 15, 2020 - TerryH
Dead sea lion, no head, located on north Roads End beach where the exposed cliffs begin.  Recent tire tracks indicate the Park Ranger may already be aware.  Submittted Marine Mammal report for Mr....
February 2, 2020 - TerryH
A large piece of electronics, in the cove, just north of the Roads End headland (the Point).  Weighs about 15-20 lbs.  Maybe from a boat?  Also, more little wire bundles in the same location.  Re-...
  • electronic junk
  • electronic junk
  • little wire bundles
  • beaver wood


December 25, 2019 - gianna70
I went out to observe the King Tides. The access point to mile 246 is on 245 and the water was coming right up to the base of the walkway. Therefore I only took pictures of 246 from mile 245 and didn...
  • Mile 246
November 3, 2019 - gianna70
Human impacts observed included rock-hounding, vehicle tire tracks, and large plastic marine debris items.
  •   Tire Tracks
  •    bird collage
  •    facing south from the north cliff
  •    rocky outcropping of the north cliff
July 11, 2019 - gianna70
Landslide observed.  Large quantity of crab shells in the wrackline.  No human impacts visible
  • 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
More beach litter than usual.  Signs of rock fall from cliffs.  Many people out on the low tide.
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...


December 13, 2014 - Volunteer Trainer
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


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...