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Fewer people using the beach generally over the summer and shorter visit times is helping to keep mile 181 wild and clean.  The high sand keeps most of the beach above the tide.  It protects the path people take from erosion as people walk down to the sand from the parking lot.  Steam was coming off the sand in places, a reminder about cold air coming off the water.  The beach seemed nearly empty and 1/4 mile wide.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 9. Playing in surf: 2. Other Activities: no. No litter to be found.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 16. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Seagulls, crab.

Beached Birds

none

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

none

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Feathers, sea grass.

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Sand covers lower stairs at the Carl Washburn walk up.

Actions & Comments

Beach access is now open for limited stays.  The day use is back open for 4 hour parking.    Campground is closed due to concerns over Covid 19 spread.

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All Mile 181 Reports

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Mile 181

November 20, 2023

A quiet day at the beach.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

August 21, 2023

Beautiful weather and clean sand made for a moderate number of people out at mile 181.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

May 24, 2023

I saw fewer cars than usual in the parking lot at Carl Washburne beach.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

February 25, 2023

It's always a pleasure to walk on mile 181.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

October 5, 2022

The beach at mile 181 appears natural and free of changes.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

April 7, 2022

Mile 181 is evolving on a natural path with very little human caused changes.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

December 17, 2021

It appears that the normal pattern of beach evolution is happening at mile 181.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

August 11, 2021

It was a quiet morning at mile 181.

lectricriderone