Saddle Up!

Saddle Up!

Humboldt is cowboy country, y'all

(October 16, 2014) I'm fresh off the trail with Sis Bruner of Redwood Trails Horse Rides. An Orick native, Bruner grew up out by the little red schoolhouse just south of town. As...

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A Little Lower Than the Angels?

(October 9, 2014) When Nicolas Copernicus relegated the Earth from the center of the cosmos to one of several planets revolving around the sun, he let the genie out of the bottle. If...

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October Gardening To-Do List

(October 2, 2014) Autumn seems to be coming earlier this year, with the spring and summer drought causing deciduous plants to show fall color and drop leaves about a month ahead of schedule....

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Salmon Mountain: Humboldt's Highest

(September 25, 2014) Around 170 million years ago, in a period geologists call the Middle Jurassic, huge reptiles ruled the seas and skies: quarter-ton pterosaurs above, killer whale-size pliosaurs below. On land, shrew-like...

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Stroller Hike

Hitting the trails with babies on board

(September 18, 2014) The key to any successful backpacking expedition is good recon: Accurate information about the conditions you will face on your trip will inform your gear selection and meal planning. This...

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Suicide: Decision or Disease?

(September 11, 2014) Last June, Golden Gate Bridge directors voted to fund 20-foot-wide "suicide nets" on each side of the bridge, at a cost of $76 million. Over 1,600 people have jumped to...

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September Gardening To-Do List

(September 4, 2014) Though the days feel hot, humid and long, a mild chill at night and streaks of vibrant color through the foliage of birches and maples let us know that winter...

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Test Your Science Quotient

(August 21, 2014) Think you know science? Answer true or false: 1. The "Flammarion engraving" (above) dates to the Middle Ages. 2. Between 2000 and 2010, more murders occurred in New York City...

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Groom of Doom

And fighting the urge to cling

(August 14, 2014) Hey McGuinty! I am freaking out! In three weeks I'm getting married and not even the honeymoon sounds good at this point. My lady and I have been together for...

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New at the Zoo

Otters, salmon and eagles, oh my!

(August 14, 2014) Over the years, I have written about rooting around for mushrooms, long walks around the bay or along the coast, cycling the Avenue of the Giants, tidepooling, ziplining and wrestling...

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The Mapmaker's Dilemma

(August 7, 2014) If you're over 50, chances are the obligatory world maps hanging in your classrooms were based on the Mercator projection. You probably remember it: Greenland, which is 14 times smaller...

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God's Country

(October 12, 2014) Humboldt County’s a beautiful place. This isn’t news. But if you could distill days’ full of beauty from scenic vistas throughout the county into a four-and-a-half-minute experience, there would be...

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