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Mile 181 Report
January 31, 2010
This was our first walk on this portion of beach.
This was our first walk on this portion of beach. Low tide was at 7:30 a.m. and we ventured onto the beach from Hobbit Beach Trail around 10:00 a.m. A very mild day, light wind with clear skies. We tracked our starting coordinates by GPS. It was convenient to have a group of rocks just off shore to mark our starting point. Debris - mainly rope and plastic (that washed ashore) and we were amazed to find a couple pieces of shippers documents dated 06/09. Quite a bit of wood particles, small rocks and broken shells. One sea bird was noted flying overhead. There were some obviously new rock slides and erosion. We left the beach as the tide was rapidly approaching. We removed two bags of beach debris.
Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 3. Photography: 1. A wonderful day for a hike on the beach. My husband, myself and our dog, Worf only encountered one other person walking their dog.
Apparent violations: none.
Cars/trucks parking: 2.
Very little wildlife was encountered on our visit. Only a sea bird (see photo)
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. We removed two grocery bags of debris from our mile of shoreline. Mostly plastic, rope and a few bottles.
Landslides/major boulder falls. See photos of recent rock fall
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Beautiful weather and clean sand made for a moderate number of people out at mile 181.
I saw fewer cars than usual in the parking lot at Carl Washburne beach.
Mile 181 is evolving on a natural path with very little human caused changes.
It appears that the normal pattern of beach evolution is happening at mile 181.