Friday, October 02, 2009


The Tulalip shoreline is a mix of good and bad. The small low-lying communities – mainly private inholdings -- are built on the beach, on the backshore marshes, and across the stream mouths, and are marked by long lines of bulkheads (most along here are timber soldier-pile walls, reflecting a local abundance of logs and the standard design of the local contractor). But where the bluffs rise in height, there are long stretches of beautiful shoreline with extensive forest stretching inland from their crest. There are several reaches along here that probably look much as they did 150 years ago absent some of the largest trees and the chain-sawed ends of the abundant drift logs.

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