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PostMon Jan 16, 2023 9:50 pm 
I haven't uploaded my photos to my computer yet, but I wanted to let you know that the lower part of the trail with the beach access under the railroad bridge is open again. The bridge looks really nice. However, the pedestrian part was under water at high tide, and with the construction fencing still in place, it made the beach inaccessible. I don't know if it was just a super high tide, or if that was a mistake in the design. Anyway, they've created a new tidal estuary. It should look real nice once the plants grow up and fill in. They are still doing work down there, and the restroom hasn't been replaced (there are 2 porta-potties up top) and the picnic tables need to be put in. It's a nice hike, though, if you just have an hour or two, and gets a bit of a cardio workout. Link to WTA report with a few photos: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/trip_report.2023-01-14.3438786219

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PostTue Jan 17, 2023 12:36 am 
Wow I was not expecting the structure to be so massive. I usually walk up the beach from Brackett's Landing a dozen or so times in the spring. Last year I turned around before the park boundary each time. I saw heavy machinery heading in and out every day. The only time I've ever hiked the trail to the beach the tunnel was flooded so that picture definitely brings back memories. I'm interested to see how the restoration affects the beach walkability. Before you could easily hop the creek. Will that still be possible or will you have head upstream to a bridge? Edit: I'm also wondering if anyone has info on walking under the Norma Beach wharf? I've done it a couple times but only on weekends. I know it's a summer camp or something so I've avoided weekdays in summer. The beach north of the wharf seems a lot wilder than anywhere else heading north from Bracketts.
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PostTue Jan 17, 2023 1:13 pm 
I walked down this morning and was there around 10am - about 2 hours before the high tide (14.4ft). The path was water free. I don't think it would have been under water at high tide. I noticed also there wasn't as much water in the estuary area as what I see in your picture. Maybe the rains added to the height. It will be interesting to watch. I also wondered about walking north of the park. I've done that in the past at low tide. The new stream does look much deeper but it may be lower in the summer during the King Tides. Some pictures from today
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PostWed Jan 18, 2023 10:34 am 
Thanks for the photos, Marta. It must have been a really high tide plus excess rain water the day we went. I'll go again, I'm sure, this spring.

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