Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Geography of Twin Peaks
From: (Paul Raveling)
Date: 1990-04-25, 15:32

In article <15410@bfmny0.UU.NET>, tneff@bfmny0.UU.NET (Tom Neff) writes:
	[and others write similar opinions...]

> > It could be Wash/Ore or some other inland border.  Remember that Ronette
> > crossed the state line by walking across a *railroad bridge*.  So the
> > line could be water.  I think Laura was found on a streambank, not an
> > ocean beach.

	Speaking from 9 years of living on Puget Sound, I'm a bit
	surprised by the river/lake speculation;  finding Laura's
	body was definitely filmed on Puget Sound.  If you're not
	familiar with northwestern Washington, the Sound might best
	be described as a very large inlet of the ocean.

	"Beaches" in this area tend to be rocky and look a lot like
	the one that was lying beneath Laura's body.  The shoreline
	tends to be irregular, with lots of small inlets, bays, and
	islands.  It's fairly natural to look across salt water
	toward another shore.  Land rises fairly abruptly from the
	edge of the water into hills that aren't quite big enough
	to call mountains.  A few miles east the hills become the
	Cascade Mountains.

	BTW, when I lived there the beaches did tend to be strewn
	with kelp, driftwood, assorted shells, sand dollars, starfish,
	and various other stuff.  While being a bit inattentive I once
	nearly stepped on a small dead shark.

	As for the border in question, there would seem to be 3

	    1.	It's purely fictional and need not correspond to
		any real border.

	    2.  It's the Canadian border.  This area is north of
		Puget sound, with Vancouver Island to the west, and
		what I've seen of it has much the same sort of geography.
		It even has a "Single Peak" -- Mount Baker -- as a
		distant landmark.

	    3.	It's the Oregon border.  If we accept that Laura was
		found on an ocean beach, this seems less likely.  The
		Columbia River is VERY wide where it approaches the coast
		and carries ship traffic between the ocean and Portland.

Paul Raveling