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This was my first visit to this mile, so other than pictures from previous reports I have no information on it. It will be interesting to see the changes over time.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 9. Walking or running: 8. Tidepooling: 1. Bonfire sites were south of china creek, approx. 50-60 yards from the stairs to the beach from the campground

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: signs of firepits above tideline and near beach grass.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 11. parial carcasses, wings breast bone, etc.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells.

Actions & Comments

The last pictures from this site showed smooth level sandy beach. Now the area from China Creek north to Big Creek is mostly large cobble. The area south of Chiva Creek was soft sand

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

March 13, 2024

The entry way to Carl Washburn heading towards China Creek was very slippery with mud and by the wind sailor jellyfish.

Mary James

Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

January 28, 2024

A lot of rocks on the beach.

Mary James

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

December 21, 2023

21 people on the beach today. Continued erosion off the bottom of the cliffs.

Mary James

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

September 2, 2023

As I entered the beach and walked toward China creek I saw a dead common murre in the wrack line.

mj6dolphin

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

July 22, 2023

A low tide 1 ft with some medium size rocks in ditches.

mj6dolphin

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

May 22, 2023

Very Little in the wrack line today on the minus tide, small feathers, micro plastic and pieces of wood.

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

January 20, 2023

Not a lot in the driftline due to recent king tide.

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Mile 182

Roosevelt Beach, Ponsler SW, China Creek, Big Creek

November 26, 2022

No issue to report, but a recently deceased sturgeon was near the top of the wrack line.

Dale Lee