Trinidad is a small coastal community with a population of 311 people a rich history of indigenous peoples, Spanish conquerors, and fishing.   Trinidad includes popular destinations like a California state parks named Trinidad State beach and Patrick’s point state park, plus Cher-Ae Heights casino. The community of Trinidad now worries about vacation rentals breaking down the community’s foundation. This balance is fine line as much of Trinidad depends on the tourist industry.

-Jami Henry



Rolling hills, pastures, lakes and farms make up my state of Minnesota. Along with hot summers and cold winters. So, you can imagine my excitement to capture the California landscape and weather. I wanted to convey a message to others of what out of state people can see and experience at one of my favorite places, Trinidad Head.

-Chantel Winter