Redwood Zipper

Redwood Zipper

Redwood Zipper   Story by Vanessa Laird   My heart was thumping out of my chest so loud I thought others could hear it. I tried to ignore the beat and just focus. Breathe, I told myself. I was absorbed in my focus as I began to climb. One step, hold and then the next. I climbed higher and higher. As I analyzed each move before I made it, my fear was forced to the…

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Fortuna’s Apple Harvest Festival

Fortuna’s Apple Harvest Festival

Fortuna’s Apple Harvest Festival A Party for Apples By Benjamin Fordham   Looking for something to do? Why not shut down Main Street and have a party? That’s what’s happening in the town of Fortuna on October 5th and 6th, and you’re invited. This one happens to be an apple party. Not the mealy, shiny kind but the irregular, delicious kind. The 29th annual Apple Harvest Festival is in its second year as a two-day event….

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Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms   Healthy Living Through Mushrooms By Stephanie Giles   A bulbous mushroom grows from a block of sawdust, sprouting what looks like a mane of white hair that seems to lay perfectly straight. Yes, it’s a mushroom, but take a bite and you will taste the salty tenderness of lobster. This is a Lions Mane mushroom and it’s just one that Michael Egan grows. After Egan graduated from HSU with a Soils degree, he…

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Dhyana On The Van Duzen

Dhyana On The Van Duzen

 Dhyana On The Van Duzen   By Victoria Voss   When it comes to spiritual and mental health, there are great lengths I will travel. When nature calls, I answer, and there are few better places to answer that call than right along the scenic banks of the Van Duzen River. Turning off Highway 101 towards highway 36 East will lead you directly towards Grizzly Creek Campground. A site once in jeopardy of being closed down …

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The Smitty

The Smitty

The Smitty Beginner’s Guide  to  Fly-Fishing and Camping  on The Smith River By Sean Jansen | Photo By Mario Vaden  The Smith River, on our North Coast, is one of the most majestic and mystical rivers that California has to offer. Flowing from the Northeast portion of Del Norte County, the Smith reaches the mighty Pacific Ocean just ten miles north of Crescent City, making it the northernmost major river in the state. It is…

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Inner Freedom

Inner Freedom

Inner Freedom    Trinity River • Yoga • Retreat    Robyn Smith started Inner Freedom Yoga in 2003 and has been teaching in Humboldt County on a regular basis for over 18 years. This year, Inner Freedom’s annual retreat will take place on August 16th through the 18th. It’s location will be along the scenic banks of the South Fork of the Trinity River. Ninth Annual Retreat  Escot Farm By Robyn Smith   Our annual…

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Humboldt Reiki In The Making

Humboldt Reiki In The Making

Humboldt Reiki In The Making By Christy Robertson Reiki is a very special type of Chi or energy. Reiki comes straight from God or Heaven. It pours in through the top of the practitioners head and flows out their palms into who or whatever is being treated. The giver and receiver may have a variety of experiences includ ing hot hands, visions, channeled information, instant pain relief, laughter, tears, sudden insights, the list could go on…

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A New Humboldt Buzz

A New Humboldt Buzz

A New Humboldt Buzz     By Nathan Butler | Photo by Meghan Quintanilla     With the growing demand for local and sustainable food, Humboldt has found a brand new buzz. All-natural honey is now a local industry. The days of buying low-grade Chinese honey is over. One company leading the charge back to local and healthful products is Humboldt Honey. Started in 2012, they purchased the company based in Myer’s Flat. Suddenly those…

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