Report Details

Human Activities; 2 people walking their dogs and picking up trash, 2 people fishing, and 2 people watching wildlife. Shoreline: What little of this mile that is accessable beach is closed until the end of June because of Harbor Seal birthing. Did observe 2 Raccoons feeding in the tidepools. Shell Island had immature and female Northern Elephant Seals going through their annual catastrophic molt. Also pesent,Harbor Seals (some were mothers with pups),Ca. Sea Lions, and Stellar Sea Lions. Flying over the beach was a Bald Eagle being mobbed by 3 gulls. Physical Changes: A small portion of the trail has new wood chips. The restoration areas for the bog lily are so over grown that it is hard to even see the marker posts. Natural Changes: One tree fell over a side trail. Some other wood down from winter storms.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 2. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: 2-Watching Wildlife. The people hiking with their dogs were picking up trash.There were 4 sport fishing boats off the coast of this mile.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

At least 11 female and immature Northern Elephant Seals were on the Shell Island going through their molt. Other mammals present: Harbor Seals,Stellar Sea Lions, and California Sea Lions. Also 2 Raccoons feeding in the tidepools.Saw 3 gulls mobbing a Bald Eagle. Other birds: Pelagic Cormorants,Black Oystercatchers, a Great Blue Heron and a couple of Brown Pelicans. At least 3 gulls were seen on nests.

Driftline Content

Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Not really a drift line.

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Mile 118

August 22, 2022

Shore Acres State Park is a lovely place, with beautiful vistas and hiking trails, hundreds of marine mammals visible at Simpson Reef Overlook, and a wonderful botanical garden.

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July 14, 2016

Thirty-seven people were observing wildlife at Simpson Reef.

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July 31, 2015

Wildlife was a major feature of this trip, as usual.

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July 29, 2012

I saw a total of 5 people.

D Bone

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June 10, 2012

Human Activities; 2 people walking their dogs and picking up trash, 2 people fishing, and 2 people watching wildlife.

D Bone

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June 2, 2011

The little available beach on this mile is still closed for Harbor Seal birthing.

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March 25, 2011

Not much happening.

D Bone

Mile 118

December 31, 2010

A lady sketching seals and sea lions from the Simpson's Reef Viewing Area pointed out an Elephant Seal with two pups.

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