California's Lost Coast

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Too rugged for roads, too lovely to ingnore, deeply folded slopes of the rain-swept King Range soar above the California's Lost Coast.  Established in 1970, King Range was the first designated National Conservation Area with 35 miles of remote coastline between the mouth of the Mattole River and Sinkyone Wilderness State Park in northern California. King Range is at the edge of the North American tectonic plate, forced upward by the other two offshore plates. The mountains have risen about 66 feet in just the last 6,000 years.
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