Alone in the Fog

A swimming scare on Stone Lagoon

(July 9, 2020) I could feel bubbles of panic on the edges of my mind but I forced myself to concentrate on my breaststroke. Arms parting, arms parting. Focus.  I knew if I...

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Rough Waters

Rafting businesses navigate social distancing

(July 2, 2020) The water level on the Trinity River is just right and the hot summer weather is ideal. But a month after local white-water rafting businesses received approval to reopen from...

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Building Trails and Resilience

An update on the virtual Trails Summit

(June 11, 2020) Humboldt County has come a long way from the days when railroads dominated the conversation about economic development and few local politicians saw trails as a community priority. It took...

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Alone at the Top

The rewards of a tough climb up Salmon Mountain

(June 4, 2020) Salmon Mountain is situated on the borders of Humboldt and Siskiyou counties, a stone's throw away from the triple point with Trinity County. At 6,960 feet, its highest point lies...

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In the Wind on Humboldt Bay

(May 14, 2020) What do you do for fun outside in this era of physical distancing when the wind is blasting?  For 77-year-old Peter Portugal and his 40-year-old son Bohdi, the best answer...

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Joyful Moving

(January 16, 2020) Every year, between the end of December and early January, I read a fair number of articles focused on health and wellness. My favorite this season was: "How to...

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King Peak

A winter wonderland worth the trip

(December 12, 2019) Heading south on U.S. Highway 101, I came around a bend of highway meandering along the Eel River where it slithers its way around one avenue of Redwoods after the...

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