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Northern California

Pictures by QT Luong

[Point Reyes National Seashore]
[Napa Valley]
[Sonoma Valley]
[Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument]
[Russian River]
[Sonoma Coast]
[Point Arena]
[Fort Bragg]
[Lost Coast]
[Avenue of the Giants]
[Redding to Yreka]
[Crescent City to Eureka]
[Redwood NP]
[Lassen Volcanic NP]
[Lava Beds National Monument]
[Northeast California]

Northern California has a relatively low population density, with no major urban centers. The coastal part has a moister climate than the rest of the state, which supports dense temperate forests. Among them are the redwood trees, some of which grow to be the tallest trees on earth. The Northern coast is even more rugged than the central coast, so much that a long stretch of it, called the Lost Coast, is not deserved by a highway. The interior forms the southern end of the Cascade Range, a chain of dormant volcanoes that include Mt Shasta and Mt Lassen.