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Mile 16 Report
May 24, 2008
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North.
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North. Other than my commentary and questions about trail "maintenance", nothing unusual to report.
Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: NW.
Number of people: 2. Other Activities: viewing. Spruce Island viewpoint no beach access
Apparent violations: None.
Cars/trucks parking: 1.
Stranded Marine Mammals
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
Wood pieces. Not much beach to see, but water is sandy turbid
None can happen here
no natural or unnatural erosion
Actions & Comments
This is the section of Mile 16 I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North. It includes Arch Rock VP at which there were 5 (going when it was still sunny) to 0 (returning when it was cloudier/windier) vehicles and at least that many people somewhere in the viewing area. The trail between Arch Rock and the bench on an outcropping just south of Hooskanada Creek runs along Hwy 101 for a short while. Last time I reported there was garbage and indictions of off road activity in this area neither of which was apparent this time. I also noticed when I last reported that there seemed to be some herbicide spraying near the highway and starting into the trail. This time I noticed that the entire trail from the highway to the bench on the outcropping was being "maintained" by herbicide application. Who would be responsible for this, ODOT or State Parks? Is this the future of trail "maintenance"? Where is this leading us, to GMOs, Roundup Ready clones etc. for trail and highway "maintenance"?
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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.
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint South that includes Deer Point.
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Spruce Island Viewpoint North that includes Arch Rock Viewpoint.
This is the section of Mile 16 in Sam Boardman Park I call Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south that includes Natural Bridges.