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The big news is the landslide, which threatens the access trail to the south cove. The slide began last winter and continues to move. (I have been remiss in visiting my mile and wish I would have done a report when the slide actually started. Visit your miles regularly, people!) The bottom portion of the trail is extremely treacherous and the slide is beginning to undercut certain portions of the trail.Due to the high level of the low tide, I did not examine the tidepools this trip. One person was leaving as we were coming in. A very quiet, yet perfectly beautiful winter day.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2. Photography: 1. Other Activities: 1 person carrying out drift wood. I don't think the person carrying the branches is a cause for concern. Given the condition of the trail, it seems the few visitors are proceeding with care.

Concerns

Driftwood removal

Apparent violations: Just one individual bringing less than 10 medium branches out by hand..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

I spoke with Preson Phillips, 541-888-3778 ext. 223 about the landslide. It happened in the winter of 2013, and it continues to move. He said there were no plans in place as of yet to do any modifications, but come May he expects crews to come out and spruce up the trail to allow access for the many school and other organizations who come to look in the tidepools. There are no plans to put in any culverts or riprap. It seems the State's approach is necessarily low impact, due to budget constraints.

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All Mile 116 Reports

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Mile 116

January 20, 2024

I was the only person fool enough to the visit South Cove today.

Elaine Cramer

Mile 116

August 6, 2023

A pleasantly mild day made for a good tidepool walk.

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Mile 116

May 7, 2023

There was one dead California Sea Lion low on the beach.

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Mile 116

December 3, 2022

I returned to Mile 116 for a Sea Star Observation Survey.

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Mile 116

November 20, 2022

The weather had very light cloud cover, but I logged it as Sunny.

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Mile 116

July 16, 2022

A minus tide occurs this Summer weekend and Parks had a sign encouraging the public to explore the tidepools.

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Mile 116

May 1, 2022

I came for the minus tide since the weather would be dry.

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Mile 116

January 9, 2022

After a week of heavy rain, it was a lovely sunny January day at the South Cove.

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