With the closer of the Quileute reservation we move our base of operations to Crescent Beach to conduct our COASST surveys.
Despite trees crashing next to their basecamp, the team heads out to explore the historic batteries of Fort Flagler.
Here's a short video that shows our typical environment when we got to Toleak Beach to conduct our COASST beached bird surveys.
Steve strikes out with a couple of colleagues to search for the massive and equally impressive Catherdal Falls in the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
With our trailer out of commission for the time being we decided to do our Toleak Survey with a twist and camp on the beach.
It seemed the entire west coast suddenly erupted in flames. We found refuge in one of the few places free from the hazardous air conditions.
We’ve been surveying this section of the Washington coast for approximately two years. We do it year-round every month and in every kind of weather; wind storms, rain, and snow.
The team concludes their exploration of the North Cascades with a visit to Mt. Baker and surrounding area.
We needed to get away for a little 'mental health' so we set our gaze on the North Cascades for something refreshing to take our minds off the world's woes.
With a bit of creative problem solving we’ve gotten back out in the field to conduct our COASST fieldwork.