Trinity River, California
February 19, 2016
The Trinity River is a 165 mile long river system localed in the wilderness of Northwestern California. A hunting and fishing paradise, fishing enthusiasts travel great distances to angle for King salmon and steelhead. Designated a Wild and Scenic River, through most of its course, the Trinity River cascades through deep canyons and along scenic mountain meadows.
I was contacted by the Trinity County Recreation Conservation District to create an illustrated map to promote the Trinity River wilderness. Typical for most cartoon map projects, the client continued to send me more changes and additions to add to the map. They also requested that I accurately depict the Trinity Alps, the rugged mountain range that encompasses the area. Standard procedure for most government projects, the changes dragged out over an extended span of time. I began work on the map on November 30, 2014, and finally finished it on December 16, 2015, a span of 12 1/2 months. It's always a relief to finish a map.
Trinity trivia: Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia's father drowned in the Trinity River.
If you would like a map of your river, lake or coastline, please contact me. I would be happy to discuss your project.