Well written and fascinating article. Thanks.
Bocce Tournament Sunday July 21st at St. Mary's Church on Janes Road in Arcata. $5 entry fee, beginners welcome. Practice begins at 10 a.m. , tournament begins at 11 a.m. Italian BBQ and festival begins at noon.
Keep going, you'll find the same people checking their same spots. And most are really friendly!
Nice article. I may be mistaken but I believe what you refer to as the Eureka Marsh is still officially named PALCO Marsh. Building out that piece of trail from Del Norte through the marsh to Truesdale would be wonderful. Even though there would still be gaps in the Eureka Waterfront Trail it would at least be navigable from the Target store to Herrick Avenue.
Very interesting article.
To Garret and public access users. I think that most people who launch from I dock just use the first finger dock. I don't know why the Harbor District recently designated this a the launch for kayaks, etc, instead of G dock. As a former HYC member, I will say that there is no difference in height between the first slip and the main dock, but the Yacht Club's docks are closer to the water. There is no signage of any sort - that might be useful!
I believe that the directions for public access at Woodley Island directs people to the Humboldt Yacht Club dinghy dock. Please be respectful if using the dock for entering the bay. The club uses its private funds to build and maintain those docks. http://www.humboldtyachtclub.org/
i love the idea of preserving, restoring, and actually appreciating our railsystems here in Humboldt.Tthe rail-and-trail idea is the most appealing on so many levels. It provides for future use for actual railcars for so many purposes. And does anyone elsesee this as wonderful transportation alternative to widening any part of the Avenue of the Giants? i surely do! And i grew up hiking down the tracks though some of the most beautiful parts of our county, so the addition of trails is really cool. I think that safe hiking and viable ecofriendly transportation of goods and people is still an option is awesome. There is a railroad bridge out where i grew up that is 100 yrs old and should be protected as a piece of Humboldt history. The rails are a huge part of the history of our county and country, so what better way to honor the blood, sweat, tears, even the very lives that were poured into the creation of the railroad than to restore the tracks and upgrade the trains to ecofriendly machines? Come on Humboldt, lets get it together and qit bickering and make a positive change for the future while honoring Humboldt's past.
Could it be, Randy Gans, VP of Security National?
Hello. I worked on Trinity County Lookouts between 1975 as relief, til 1990, took some time in between to go to HSU. Hayfork Bally, Ironside, & Weaverbally. The last one killed my car! It's such a shame they've closed most of the Towers! I hope they don't rent out Ironside to people w children, cause there are a lot of rattlesnakes up there. Love Izora
What sort of nut takes the reporting of a donation by someone to somehow be be a slight on someone else?
Seek help, Randy.
Thats a great article ...hey Randy..its about fire-towers,,not about charity work,,Pierson, Arkley or otherwise.Im sure Robin is very proud of Randys comment atleast a 100 fold.
Keep the goods coming NCJ
Pierson's donated time and materials? Whatever. For every dollar Pierson's gives, Arkley gives 100 fold. Write an article about their charity work some time.
Rees does another terrific job of inspiring us to get out and learn about our (local) world - something we all need to do more of.
On a side note, there is a seaweeding adventure even more local than Mendocino, and it happens here every year:
Fabulous articles Amy, we look forward to more!
Might I suggest Humboldt County put this to a vote. Hopefully most readers have researched the SMART project. With the majority of the young population with out cars a light rail system with trails may be beneficial to the local economy. Humboldt county's project would also be cheaper. SMART had to us a train which could run at the same time as freight, but no freight would be running for at least a few years. Building a trolley system from Arcata to Fortuna with a trail would bring a alternate travel system to the county.
Sure hope we can make the trail happen, it would be a great addition to our community. Good for transportation, relaxation, it would have health benefits and would open communications, good for walkers and bikers, a focal line for our outdoor-lovers, and those from afar. Include a long narrow community garden, educational kiosks and energy production, rest/picnic areas, meeting room, band shell, bike and kayak rental.
I'm glad you enjoyed your walk. When we cleared the tracks between "C" St. in Arcata and Indianola Rd. in the summer if 2010, we rec;d a lot of comments pro and con from Arcata people. The few people that walk that route daily were really happy to have it cleared (For access by rail cars that year). We did have some negative press about it and about destroying the natural beauty of the impassible berry vines and pampas grass. I hope that in the undermined area (caused by a collapsed metal culvert) still has the boards in place to allow safer walking across it. That was done by persons unknown after a lady fell through and hurt herself. That generated a lot of hostile comments (the boards) so nobody is willing to take credit for it.
It is treally neat that the Timber Herttage Association has always included a multi-modal trail in its plans for track maintenance in that stretch. The opposition has not been from then nor from the NCRA. Both favor a rails with trails concept. Folks with a less clear agenda have been fighting that concept for years. Just check out the hundreds of comments in the media and in such forums as Planning Commission meetings.
You are correct that you were tresspassing, but I doubt that anybody will show up on your doorstep to confront you about it. One thing everybody needs to keep in mind is that the property where the rails are is either owned outright by the railroad or they have a permenant eaaement over it. The tracks, ties and bridges are the property of the railroad, and tampering with them is a violation of Local, State and Federal laws.
Enjoy your hiking. Hopefully you won't be harrassed for cutting the vegitation. But please don't remove any hardware.
Here, here. Not including a trail in whatever the future plans end up being would be a huge mistake.
Nicely written. I, however, will remain the non-blood eating vegetarian I have always been. Thank you very much.
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