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Punta Gorda
King Range National Conservation Area, Humboldt County, California

Punta Gorda is just south of Cape Mendocino and is the beginning of the North Lost Coast Trail. Not really a trail at all, it is mostly a beach walk, 25 miles from the mouth of the Mattole River to Shelter Cove.


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A partly excavated midden at the mouth of the Mattole River

A partly excavated midden at the mouth of the Mattole River

A partly excavated midden at the mouth of the Mattole River

Punta Gorda, near Petrolia, California

Date photographed: April 26, 2004
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Douglas iris on the north Lost Coast trail

Douglas iris on the north Lost Coast trail

Douglas iris on the north Lost Coast trail

Punta Gorda, near Petrolia, California

Date photographed: April 26, 2004
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Lupines near Punta Gorda

Lupines near Punta Gorda

Lupines near Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda, near Petrolia, California

Date photographed: April 26, 2004
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Tidepools at Punta Gorda

Tidepools at Punta Gorda

Tidepools at Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda, near Petrolia, California

Date photographed: April 26, 2004
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