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California Coastal Trail

Experiencing the Wild Sonoma Coast Along the Kortum Trail

Season 1 Episode 35

Pristine conditions along this area are a result of decades of work from activists like Bill Kortum to protect access to the coastline and keep it wild and rugged. Kortum founded Sonoma County Conservation Action, and co-founded the Sonoma Land Trust. The Kortum Trail, named after the legendary activist and part of the California Coastal Trail, offers stark views of the shore and rolling hills.

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