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A fine drizzly day on mile 23. Always interesting to see winter-summer changes in dunescape. One treat was the finding of a cold (terrestrial) Pacific ringneck snake on the beach at base of monolith. Another was the quite low tide revealing more seastars etc than I'm used to seeing, as well as a cave facing seaward usually inaccessible. Approx. 2 sq. ft. patch of mussels missing from musselbeds, cause unknown. Almost no trash.

Human Activities

Number of people: 13. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 13. For a weekday with drizzly weather, it was quite busy, with people enjoying the scenery, even 1 brave couple with shoes off.


Apparent violations: none.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs


Cars/trucks parking: 7. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

about 40 Gulls, most at Myers Crk, 3 oystercathers , 1 sandpiper, a couple crows. One (lost?)Pacific ringneck snake hugging the base of a monolth. Low tide reveals seastars,anemones mussels

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. one, not much left...

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. very little content

Natural Changes

Lots of water-driven sand deposition

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Mile 23

January 25, 2023

There was a lot of small plastic debris and natural tree debris along the tide line between Meyers Creek and a short distance south of the stacks.


Mile 23

January 23, 2023

Steep newly cut foredunes and rocks more exposed because of winter waves scouring the beach.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

August 3, 2022

The cave in one of the monoliths was accessible.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

January 18, 2022


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Mile 23

November 30, 2021

The tallest dunes (~10ft) are being eroded as they are each year.

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Mile 23

July 13, 2021

1 dead murre.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

May 10, 2021

Illegal ATV tracks recently made running from south to north and back again.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

April 9, 2021

Parked here to walk Mile 22.