Trinidad State Beach

“We drove on north. Just ten or fifteen miles from Arcata, around Trinidad Head, the feel of the landscape subtly changed again— much the same trees, but no open meadows, and a different light. At Crescent City we asked friends just what the change between Arcata and Crescent City was. They both said (to distill a long discussion), “You leave ‘California.’ Right around Trinidad Head you cross into the maritime Pacific Northwest.” But the Oregon border (where we are expected to think “the Northwest” begins) is still many miles farther on.”

— Gary Snyder (from “Coming into the Watershed “) —

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