Wednesday, October 4, 2023

MendoMoments: Lost in the Maze of Brooktrails

A Brooktrails road in the glow of sunset [Picture by Seth Garcia]

In the mountains above Willits lies the maze-like community of Brooktrails. Brooktrails began as a forest-to-be-logged, and then in the 1970s was marketed as a vacation retreat for Bay Area residents. Today, over 3,000 Mendocino County-ites call the township-amongst-the-trees their home.

Seth Garcia found himself lost in the circuitous roads of Brooktrails yesterday evening when he looked up and beheld a sight. He was inspired to grab his camera and take a picture because he “liked how the road was windy and the sun was setting perfectly in between the trees.”

MendoFever’s newest column, MendoMoments, is dedicated to showcasing the land, animals, and people that make up Mendocino County. All Mendocino County residents and visitors are invited to participate. Send photographs to matthewplafever@gmail.com including a description of what your photograph depicts, where it was taken, and any other important details.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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