May 15, 2016

This unnamed point, a few miles south of Point Arena, California, is the west-southwesternmost point of the contiguous United States.  It's also the point on the U.S. mainland that's closest to Hawaii.  

It's located in the recently-created California Coastal National Monument, a large expanse of protected coastal grasslands north of San Francisco.  From Highway 1, I hiked out about an hour out to this point at dusk, capturing it with this panorama before the sun set.  And the best part of it?  I didn't encounter one other person.  This National Monument is a hidden gem. 





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