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Quiet Wednesday after the July 4th chaos. Clean-up crews on July 5 did a great job but I still hauled an overflowing big grocery bag of trash and cans. Could have filled a couple more it I had had them and the time. Lots and lots of huge logs were used for fires and continued to burn or were hot to the touch. My dog likes to "walk" on the logs as a low budget agility course and it will be a long time before I let him do it again and even then, will check for heat. Misty rain in the beginning but clouds were lifting on the way back and by midday, it was sunny and warm.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 35. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 30. Tidepooling: 5. I didn't check but suspect the access was blocked to allow for emergency vehicles to respond if necessary.

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: After July 4, clean up crews on July 5 did a great job but still lots and lots of trash, cans, plastics, wrappers, and fireworks. Many, maybe 75% of the big logs have been used for fires and continue to smolder and are hot/warm to the touch. These are not the little campfire logs people bring but the large logs. Often smoke comes up through the sand..

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.).

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