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Starting in dense fog, and returning with the skies lifting. Mussel Creek, requiring crossing in SOLV bags, is full and flows due north into mile 41.Another intriguing trek, especially since the usually impassable-by-shore area on the south end of the mile, close the Frankport site area, presented a wide, flat expanse of beach -- at least 100' to water two hours past low tide -- a much easier way to go!The previously reported domestic goat foursome has been reduced to three. One remains collared with a brass tag. They appeared scruffy, curious, but cautious; munching seaweed on the rocks. There was what appeared to be a grave -- missing goat? -- in the area we first spotted them.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 0.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1. Sitting: 1. Tidepooling: 4. Other Activities: picnicking - 2. Enjoying the sand and surf on this coolish, densely fogged day.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

3 domestic goats, BLOY heard (not seen in dense fog), Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vultures; rock fish "beached" - we returned it to the surf where it gathered a big breath, and swam rapidly into the deep.

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff. photo attached

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Mile 40

January 12, 2017

This is not a full report -- a placeholder for our 4th qrtr 2016 observations.

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Mile 40

September 9, 2016

Beautiful day on beautiful beach.

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Mile 40

April 2, 2016

Mussel Ck.

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Mile 40

December 19, 2015

The mile could not be accessed from Arizona Beach -- Mussel Creek was impassable; the southern access from Frankport site was flooded, we parked in the area south of that.

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Mile 40

August 26, 2015

Tracks of apparently illegal vehicle spotted.

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Mile 40

June 22, 2015

Seasonal sands have arrived, making this mile very accessible.

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Mile 40

March 19, 2015

Mussel Creek channel is meandering, narrower and deepening.

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Mile 40

November 16, 2014

Mussel Creek continues to flow south to north, and then west to join the ocean.

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