Tag Archives: road trip

Hwy 101/1 crumbles, and welcomes travelers

Hwy 101 and Hwy 1, the Pacific Coast highways, have been falling apart lately.  I was told, before coming, that multiple parts had collapsed and there was no way through without detour; I came anyway…. gotta see for myself. Turns … Continue reading

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Cows & a drive not to be missed

Whenever I have made the Hwy 101 to Hwy 1 drive along the magnificent Pacific Ocean, I run into this place that is… simply magical.  The first time I came through, there were cows all over the (very curvy) coastal … Continue reading

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The Redwoods say no to camping, yes to mining?

My first attempt to pull off the side of the road and sleep in my van was thwarted right after dusk. The ranger told me that even though I had found a spot with no redwoods, I was indeed still … Continue reading

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Heading south via Indian Island

The road beckons, it is time to move on.  I entered the Samoa region via Arcata, drove all the way through, and exited via Indian Island towards Eureka.  Indian Island doesn’t have a great history, as it was where the 1860 Wiyot Massacre occurred.  These days … Continue reading

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Nature and Misc Photos

From the areas surrounding Samoa…  

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Californian Samoa

I spent a few days on the strip of land west of Arcata/Eureka, between the ocean and a bay; Samoa is one of the few small towns there.  All else is open land, ocean, industry and beautiful desolation.  The town … Continue reading

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Wandering around Manila, CA & Humboldt Hobbit House

Manila is tiny decentralized town surrounded by a bay on one side and the ocean on another, located west of Hwy 101, between Arcata and Eureka, on Hwy 255.  I stayed in the area a few days, exploring the surrounding … Continue reading

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“The Big Tree” & Redwoods

The signs call it “The Big Tree”…. mind you we have yet to see “Giant Tree”, “Huge Tree” et al, further down the road….   It was, indeed…. a big tree.  Though no larger than others I have seen hiking … Continue reading

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On the way to the Redwoods

I’ve done the drive from Crescent City to the Trinity Redwoods more times than I can count, so I zipped through this part fairly quickly.  There are a slew of roadside attractions marking entry to Redwood country, and they continue … Continue reading

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PICS: Cob home at Full Bloom Farms in Applegate, OR

It’s quite absurd that a cob home offers no “value”, at least as recognized by property values… even moreso when one considers the immense true value they possess. The folks at Full Bloom Farms did an amazing jobs envisioning and … Continue reading

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