Sea To Summit: Grasshopper Peak

Sea To Summit: Grasshopper Peak

(October 21, 2021) The general consensus among most cyclists is that once you ride Grasshopper Peak in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, you can check it off your bucket list and not repeat it....

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Trinidad Toil

(September 23, 2021) Every day, locals and visitors wind up and down the trails to Trinidad State Beach. As I walked to the break in the red curb at the end of the...

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Sea to Summit: Salmon Mountain

(September 9, 2021) My alarm went off at 3:30 a.m. I immediately questioned why I torture my heavy limbs and black hole of a mind in this way. Then I remembered that Lizzie...

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Get Out into the Fog

(August 26, 2021) If someone had told me 20 years ago that I would come to love fog, to find solace in its soft and moist embrace, I would have dismissed the...

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COVID Wraps Crabs' Season Early

(August 12, 2021) The 2021 Humboldt Crabs season has come to an abrupt end, with the final two games of the season canceled due to two positive cases among team personnel. The decision...

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Slugging Toward the Sunset

Crabs extend a streak, break a record

(August 5, 2021) Arcata Ball Park has seen its fair share of excitement over the summer and this week was no exception. A winning streak extended to 11 games, pitchers took to the...

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Sea to Summit: Signal Peak

(July 29, 2021) My planning for Signal Peak began with, "Where is this?" I had never heard of Signal Peak before. It's to the southwest of Black Lassic, sort of behind it as...

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Sea to Summit: Trinidad

(July 8, 2021) Sara and I are very different. The first time I met this gorgeous woman was at 2 a.m. in a wide pasture after a birthday party that was quite a...

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Sea to Summit Part 2: Barry Ridge

(June 24, 2021) Preparing for the next leg of the 10 Sea to Summit challenges, a series of human-powered Humboldt adventures starting at the ocean ("Sea to Summit Part 1: Bald Mountain," April...

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Humboldt Crabs Back With a Bang, Winning First Series

(June 10, 2021) Baseball and beer are back at the Arcata Ballpark as the Humboldt Crabs are up to their usual winning ways to get the season started, taking two out of three...

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Mad River Scramble

(June 3, 2021) Despite being 10 years apart in age and opposites in many ways, my sister and I are very close. On past vacations, my pile of rusty, muddy camping gear would...

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Pedaling as Fast as They Can

Bike supply can't keep up with demand during the pandemic

(May 27, 2021) Walking into a bike shop in Humboldt, you'll be greeted by the faint smell of rubber tires that hangs in the air and the clanging of wrenches, but walking over...

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Restoring Sumêg Village

With a master builder and traditional methods

(May 13, 2021) A hike at Patrick's Point State Park north of Trinidad always appeals to me, given park access to Agate Beach, Ceremonial Rock, Wedding Rock's ocean viewpoint and the excellent...

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Sea to Summit Part 1: Bald Mountain

(April 22, 2021) We couldn't all cycle together in April of 2020, obviously. Cycling with a peloton of racers breathing heavily and sprinting uphill was not going to happen. Snot would fly as...

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Godwit Days Starts Flapping

Bird identification for beginners

(April 8, 2021) My first introduction to bird watching on Humboldt Bay came on a guided April walk years ago offered by the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival. We paused at...

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Small Fish Finds a Fishing Buddy

(April 1, 2021) After spending a month of my summer running off to Samoa Beach every chance I got to practice casting my line, fishing alone lost its luster. I had so many...

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