Report Details

Winter storms are beginning to pull sand out to sea and small cobbles are becoming visble. This beach borders sandstone bluffs approximately ten to forty feet in height north of Big Creek, south of Big Creek the bluffs range six to ten feet. Both Big Creek and China Creek are year round streams, with Big Creek being the largest of the two. Each creek has a small freshwater lagoon. A noted bridge built in the thirties adjoins the beach about halfway through mile 182. Due to narrow beaches, sandstone bluffs, two creeks, at least two rock outcroppings in and out of the water depending on the tides, and remants of several large coniferous tre stumps there is no shortage of things to look at, appreciate, and study on mile 182.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 3. Walking, gathering rocks, and photography.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

What appeared to be tens of thousands of gulls gathering at the mouth of Big Creek.

Driftline Content

Shells. Gull feathers, scattered shells.

Man-made Modifications

Creeks ripping new channels due to high runoff.

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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.

mj6dolphin

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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.

mj6dolphin

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