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The Cape Point is closed

The Cape Point is closed




Im surprised nobody has mentioned this. Shut down at the narrows for safety reasons. And zero attempt to provide an alternate route or bring a bulldozer to push some sand.


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they cant make a new access due to the vehicle free area. Thank Jim Lyons



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You got it pumpkinboy..


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they cant make a new access due to the vehicle free area. Thank Jim Lyons
Hey pumpkin how about some proof not hearsay that Jim had anything to do with this ?


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they cant make a new access due to the vehicle free area. Thank Jim Lyons
Hey pumpkin how about some proof not hearsay that Jim had anything to do with this ?


sure, he was the one who formed the pedestrian access group during reg neg. He was the one that didnt let any one else join that group. He passionately plead for the vehicle free areas during reg neg. He frequently cited that visitors to the park needed a "pedestrian experience" during the reg neg meetings.


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They just changed the name to Vehicle Free Areas so that they wouldn't be named for pedestrians. Actually they are really year round areas to add to the pre-nesting and wintering areas for birds. I occasionally see black backed gulls, predators, resting there. I haven't noticed more than two pedestrians in them in any given day except those coming from vehicles. Seldom a walker in the colder months.


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It seems to me that an ORV could blaze an extension to each end of the bypass like Mike Murray did to create the bypass originally. When a few trucks follow, an extended bypass and access to the Point is made.


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Barbara, do you know if either of those turtle nests that were just passed the narrows actually hatched? I found it hard to believe they would have, considering they were under water with every storm tide.
Too bad the NPS has changed it's ways, providing access is thier last priority. Thumbs down


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It's a shame that it's so hard to get info from NPS. We used to be able to get into things like this at the end of the year when they published the data for each nest. I have found tho that when I asked questions of Brita or Randy or any of the local techs I usually get answers quite easily. Sometimes I even think they may be trying to improve the survival of the species! I also know that they moved several nests from the Point area, which is known to flood, to between Ramps 43 and 44 and somewhere around 45. It's amazing that they used these spots because they knew they wouldn't impede vehicular assess.

While at the excavation of the turtle nest near the Frisco bathhouse recently I asked Brita about the relocated nests in the groups and she said they were going to have to think next year about having locations where they were safer than 43-44 because in case of a storm they would lose all those nests. I think one was excavated on Monday so we should be able to find out how it did.

Brita also said that next year they would try to get the transponders that detect eminent hatching to be more wifi or something so the connection from the pole to the nest didn't run a wire into the nest.

If you call to find out the answer to these questions of yours, please let us all know.


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