The 1964 Flood
On the trail

The 1964 Flood

This week is the 50-year anniversary of the historic 1964 Christmas flood. Half a century ago, several weeks of monumental rains devastated communities on the north coast and brought a tremendous amount of sediment into the streams and redwood forests of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. For years as I’ve driven along Highway 101 in Humboldt Redwoods State … Continue reading

My favorite hike
On the trail

My favorite hike

When I am driving north on Highway 101 through Humboldt County and know my destination is the James Irvine trail at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, it’s hard to contain my excitement. This week, Orange Coast shares the history of how the trail’s namesake, James Irvine, became a generous supporter of the redwoods and reminds me that I need … Continue reading