Report Details

A sunny, mild day on the beach with only a few people in sight at the start of my walk. When I returned, many more had materialized in the vicinity of the campground. (The campground looked to be about two-thirds full.) The cliff-carvers have taken advantage of what was a blank slate a couple of months back. The back of the beach was strewn with lots of medium-size driftwood all the way along. Bird life consisted of only a few gulls. Juvenile Vellella vellella had washed up in large, odorous numbers; there were also some scattered unidentified white objects about the diameter of a cigarette filter and a little longer. Litter was at a minimum though not entirely absent. Most notable was a very large chunk of recently fallen bluff about a quarter mile south of the campground.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 12. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 6. Sitting: 4. Other Activities: Fying kites.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Driftline Content

Small rocks. Juvenile Vellella vellella, enough to be pretty smelly, along the driftline. Unidentified white pellets, same diameter as cigarette filters and just a little longer.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

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Mile 197

February 12, 2023

A pleasant afternoon on the mile.

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Mile 197

October 19, 2022

Clean beach, mostly sunny day, although toward the end of my visit a chilly fog enveloped us.

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Mile 197

August 3, 2022

Another beautiful day and a very clean beach -- impressive given the full campground at the height of summer.

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Mile 197

May 13, 2022

A pleasant, sunny, slightly breezy afternoon on the mile.

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Mile 197

January 8, 2022

Large chunks of bluff have fallen right at S boundary of Tillicum Beach CG.

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Mile 197

November 13, 2021

Another beautiful day on the mile, warm and calm, after a couple of days of heavy rain.

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Mile 197

July 28, 2021

A pretty, quiet morning on the mile; only about 30 people and 5 or 6 dogs (unleashed) were out on the beach.

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April 12, 2021

A cloudless, breezy morning on the mile.

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