LOCATION: Park where West Elm St dead-ends on Old Haul Rd in Fort Bragg and follow the trail to the ocean. Walk south along the shoreline; the glass gets deeper the farther you walk.
The residents of Fort Bragg used The Dumps frequently in the early 1900s. The Dumps were literally a series of trash dumps on land owned by the Union Lumber Company. Appliances, cars, rotting food, bottles, cans, clothes, hospital and nursing home waste were all discarded in piles up to 30 feet high on common ground in the days before recycling. Periodically, fires were lit to reduce the mass. This is commonplace in landfills across the country, but what makes The Dumps unique is the location... they lie along the beach north of Fort Bragg in ethereally photogenic Mendocino County.
Anza Borrego Desert
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