Mile 251 Dispatch

July 18, 2020
by EJD

Location:
Tillamook
Harts Cove, Chitwood Creek
Conditions:
Saturday 7:00 AM
Foggy
60° F
Wind:
Moderate from the W
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
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Apparent Violations:
None
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Activity Comments:
Many hikers out and about very early. I encountered 10 while at the end of the Harts Cove Trail while attempting to view the available shoreline from above with binoculars. Most humans I encountered were wearing masks from the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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N/A

Summary:

The Harts Cove trail was recently maintained by Forest Service so it was good access to the top of the cliffs there and surrounding the cove itself. I noted some huge trees washed into the cove most likely from the erosion in the miles to the south. I also noted 30+ Sea Lions lining the shoreline south of the cove and on the Two Arches rocks. 
 

 

Other Mile 251 Reports (2)

2014

November 7, 2014 - Sea Lion Klag
November Report

2010

August 1, 2010 - [email protected]
3/4 mile from cove, possible meth-lab remains. Campsite just north of meadow (clean).