I make a quick trip to Cutts Island to look closer at Memorial sites. Site possibilities are limited to say the least. The upper levels of the flat top section of the island are reached by a slippery steep trail head coming off the beach. The trail which leads to the upper section has poison oak. While some people do make it to the top, most stay on the low tide beaches. At the highest of tides there is a small portion at the North side that never goes under water. Here the park has signage for no fires and seal habitat. There is another post cemented into the shore which does not have a sign. Perhaps this can be used? Installation has its own set of problems; beaching a work boat, carrying water for cementing posts, vandalism is a concern as there is little park ranger visitations to the island. In speaking with several island visitors, they all say in spite of a no fires sign, fires do exist on a regular basis.
|Minus tide showing the northern land spit reaching to Raft Island.|
|High bluff on south side|
North side is possible site
|This post is above high water mark.|
|Trailhead to Flat top section of island|
|Sand spit leading to signage(white)|