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TerWer Valley

TerWer Valley

The name of this beautiful valley comes from the military post established in the valley in October 1857. Fort Ter-Waw was located in the Klamath Reservation on the North Bank of the Klamath River about six miles from the mouth of the river, and established by 1st Lieut. George Crook and Company D, 4th U. S. Infantry. On recommendation of Lieut. Crook, the fort was given the Indian name of this locality, the spelling “Ter-Waw”, being that used by the…

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Sea Stacks & Rock Formations – California Coastal National Monument

Sea Stacks & Rock Formations – California Coastal National Monument

Elk Cove has numerous spectacular sea stacks and rock formations in the ocean close to shore that can be viewed from a vehicle or walking. The California Coastal National Monument comprises 20000 rocks, islands, and exposed reefs the length of the state. The status offers protection for critical habitat and scenic qualities. The town of Elk , formerly a booming lumber town from the 1850’s, now is tiny but serves visitors seeking the phenomenal ocean experience. It offers numerous inns,…

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Earthquake Trail Olema

Earthquake Trail Olema

A short, informative trail with exhibits about the 1906 earthquake and the San Andreas Fault zone. Allow 35 minutes to walk this trail. Park in the gravel parking lot east of the Bear Valley Visitor Center. The trailhead is next to the picnic area restrooms. Recreational Opportunities This paved path gives one the history of geology along the Pacific Coast and goes into detail about what accured during the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes. Seasons Accessible Year round Fees: None ADA…

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