Natural Wonder

Natural Wonder

Camping at Patrick’s Point State Park, by Benjamin Fordham Patrick’s Point State Park near Trinidad is like a land frozen in time. Giant ferns and thick underbrush hem in large natural prairies and centuries old Sitka spruce are buffeted by the Pacific winds. One would almost expect to see a velociraptor trotting down one of the well manicured paths. But you won’t, it’s completely safe, even for children and the elderly. Located approximately 30 miles…

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LOST COAST LOVE

LOST COAST LOVE

LOST COAST LOVE Story and Photos by  Tyler Whiteside Nestled off the Pacific Ocean and protected by jagged hills of emerald green, lies the small but beautiful Lost Coast Vineyard. The setting is serene and relaxing, just as one would expect to find in the remote outpost of Petrolia, California. Sunset Magazine has called the area “too lovely to be believed, perhaps too beautiful to last,” and a leading science journal has called it the,…

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Kinetic Cringe

Kinetic Cringe

Kinetic Cringe The Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors By Bernard Bass | Photos by H.R. LoBue   It is just before noon on a quiet Sunday morning at the end of a loosely paved road in Arcata. Changing leaves skirt across the street in a breeze that smells of the fresh, brisk beginnings of a Lost Coast autumn.   Wrapped in a pale-blue, overcast sky, the hazy sun hangs low over a Northern California, Humboldt town….

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MOTHERLODE

MOTHERLODE

MOTHERLODE Get Ready To Get Funky By Josh Ruff     New versions of things from the past are not always good representations of that era, but once in a while people just plain get it right. Motherlode is bringing back 70’s soundtrack funk with a mix of Afrobeat. The Arcata-based band is not an artificial, homogenized version of the past. This explosive nine-piece funk extravaganza is as real as it gets. The band is…

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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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Warren Creek Farm

Warren Creek Farm

Warren Creek Farm  Pumpkin Patch and Produce Stand Story by Dave Feral | Portrait  by Alan Sanborn Our house is full of excitement as autumn arrives and the best produce that our local farms have to offer begins to reach the peak of ripeness. Fresh crisp apples, sweet rich corn, delicious, buttery winter squash and big, bright orange pumpkins for pie and carving into jack-o-lanterns are all ready for harvest.   With each passing day…

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Home Is Where The Hearth Is

Home Is Where The Hearth Is

Home Is Where The Hearth Is Raven Ridge Retreat Story by Nathan Butler | Photos by Larry Ulrich   Trinidad is one of the earliest settled villages on the North Coast. It boasts a rich sailing and pioneering history. The pleasant atmosphere and unique businesses will easily spirit away your afternoon. It teems with parks, beaches and hiking trails the likes of which any community could envy. Sagaciously situated a scant mile from these world-class…

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