12.5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain • 1 night
The Dunes are disappearing. Last did this trip 10 years ago. Beach grass clumps have become islands of shrubs and trees, interrupting the dunes throughout.
The FS has added a nice elevated boardwalk to section of the John Dellenback trail leading to the beach through the deflation plain that has always been a marshy slog. No-one on the beach except a very healthy population of snowy plovers.