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A friend and I, and our 4 dogs, hiked to the beach from the day use parking lot at the entrance to Tahkenitch Campground, and arrived at 30 min before high tide.  We've been down this trail a number of times, but have never seen Tahkenitch Creek mouth so full or full of action.  The high tide was predicted to be 8.3 today, and there was quite a bit of wave action up into the mouth.  At times the waves over-topped the low cliff to the water, which during the summer months is quite a bit higher.  Please take a look at the photos.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam. We actually found ocean debris above the shallow cliff, and up on the trail, before we arrived at the mouth, suggesting that there has been some prior serious over-topping.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping. At almost high tide we arrived at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek. Periodic waves, coming over the beach into the mouth, over-topped the chiseled mini-cliff, and brought into the mouth a number of large logs and tangles of tree branches.

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Mile 151

December 29, 2016

A friend and I, and our 4 dogs, hiked to the beach from the day use parking lot at the entrance to Tahkenitch Campground, and arrived at 30 min before high tide.

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September 21, 2007

Sands heavily blown up to result in gradual slope to foredune instead of eroded "cliffs" as usually there.

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June 2, 2007

Folks enjoying parking, camping, walking

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March 26, 2007

Only 2 sanderlings, a few gulls

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July 20, 2006

Beach was clean, people just enjoying nature.

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June 17, 2006

Lots of sand has been deposited already this spring.

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Mile 151

April 24, 2006

Observed: small sand crabs, small crabs, undulating beach sand, stretches of new large and small wood debris.

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