Report Details

This is the section of Mile 16 I call the Miner Creek access. The steep trail follows a steep and rocky creek to the small beach below. Other than the usual minor erosion problems and tree downings along the creek and trail and the very small very clean beach caused by the winter storms, there's not much to report. Nature can recover from small problems very effectively.

Conditions

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

Human Activities

No vehicle access only parking

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Notable Wildlife

None

Beached Birds

None

Stranded Marine Mammals

None

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None

Driftline Content

Small beach very clean from winter storms

Man-made Modifications

None can happen here

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

Actions & Comments

The steep trail runs along a steep and rocky creek to the very small beach below. There seem to be a inordinate number of downed trees along the trail. Like nature was downing the trees to fill the gash of the trail. One small area I viewed seems to have been eroding for awhile as a tree had fallen over the trail and had been cut back some time ago. The area the tree fell from was eroding even more and pretty rapidly into the creek due to the winter storms I believe. It had eroded, the tree fell and there was more erosion because the tree had fallen. It was such a minor point of erosion, but it made me wonder how the timber/logging industry can continue to be in denial about the long term and destructive effects of clear cutting and low-diversity replanting.

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Mile 16

March 24, 2019

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Mile 16

July 4, 2018

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Mile 16

March 26, 2018

Some erosion.

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Mile 16

December 9, 2017

Not a lot of garbage on the the Natural trail, but the Arch Rock trail did have quite a few plastic bottles and pop cans.

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Mile 16

January 17, 2010

This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point.

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Mile 16

January 10, 2010

This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint.

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December 31, 2009

This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south that includes Natural Bridges.

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Mile 16

November 25, 2009

This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint North.

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