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Overall there has been few noticable changes since the last visit and the mile appears to have had light use. An additional fire pit in the rocks at point 2 and a new trail was observed halfway down the trail from the quarry pullout to point 4. The trail sidehills in a northerly direction to the grove of trees (see photo). Existing trails appear to have light to medium use and people tend to stay on them. The fire ring at point 5 was gone this visit and the vegetation is recovering. There were 2 women and a child sitting in the tree stand enjoying the day. The area was free of litter. I observed 6 Gulls on the rocks and 4 Cormorants floating in the water.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Other Activities: This stretch offer little opportunity to get near the water. I did run across 4 people enjoying the view from Rodea point and 3 sitting in the tree stand ("T" on map) below the quarry. There were 2 cars parked along the one way section of Otter Crest loop where it would afford a good view of the ocean.. There was a Canadian couple bicycling the coast and they stopped to take pictures. 3 vehicles were located a Rodea point and people didn't exit their vehicles. The car at the quarry turnout did have 3 people who hiked down to the tree stand at point 5.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Noted an additional fire pits around point 6. This brings the number of fire pits in that location to 2. One is quite close (20 feet) to the grove of trees below the quarry and may present a fire risk in the dry season due to blowing embers..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Noted seeing 6 Gulls standing on the rocks and 4 Cormorants swimming just off shore. Not much bird activity otherwise. No other creatures noted.

Natural Changes

All areas observed appear to be stable. Vegetation is healthy.

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Mile 227

March 21, 2023

Overall, everything seems to be stable except where human activity, around fire ring below quarry (PT6), is occurring.

heidilvz

Mile 227

October 22, 2020

There were 6 people present, 2 fishing and 3 surfers likely resting and waiting to go out again.

heidilvz

Mile 227

November 4, 2019

Overall there has been few noticable changes since the last visit and the mile appears to have had light use.

heidilvz

Mile 227

May 28, 2019

It was a cloudy cool morning with little human activity.

heidilvz

Mile 227

February 21, 2019

It was a cold February morning with little animal and human activity.

heidilvz

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 227

July 18, 2018

While there was plenty of activity by visiting tourists sightseeing at the viewpoints, there was little else to report.

Jaymi Heimbuch

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 227

February 16, 2009

I haven't filed a report for probably 2 years (sorry!

egret123