Report Details

There was brown-colored water in two coves below the bluffs and slightly more litter along the trail than is usually encountered. I'm guessing that the brown-colored sea water was caused by some type of algae bloom and not run-off, as there has been no rain recently. The area near the brown-colored water is also an area where many shore pines are dead or dying.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Walking or running: 6. Other Activities: bird watching - 1.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: some litter present, but not great amounts.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Driftline Content

water in one or two coves had unusual brown water

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August 1, 2021

There was nothing unusual to report, despite that many footprints in the cliffside dunes indicate lots of recent visitors.

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December 6, 2020

No unusual and/or negative natural or human impacts were observed.

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June 20, 2020

Mattress dumped alongside trail near Highway 101 turnout just north of Whaleshead Trailhead.

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Mile 14

March 17, 2020

The amount of trash and it's location on a steep slope make it difficult to retrieve.

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Mile 14

February 2, 2020

Nothing significant to report.

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Mile 14

March 30, 2019

Downed tree partially blocking the trail one-half mile north of Whaleshead

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July 8, 2018

The only unusual siting today was a bird carcass on the dunes.

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November 11, 2017

Everything on the trail, dunes and cliffs was normal.

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