Author Archives: Richard Stenger

AvatarRichard Stenger, a former park ranger and travel book writer, is the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau media and marketing director.

Photo courtesy of Eureka Times Standard.

Redwood NP scenic road opens to hikers, bikers, pets

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The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in northern Humboldt County, which is compared to the Avenue of the Giants for sheer redwood beauty, is now closed the first Saturday of each month to motorized traffic until May. Park rangers invite Continued

Monster tree. Photo courtesy of Redwoods.info

Monsters and Ghosts Await in the Northern Redwoods

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They are beautiful, inspiring and majestic, right? Not all of them. Hidden in the darkest recesses of both forests lurk some of the creepiest trees on the planet, awaiting those brave enough to disturb them during the Halloween season.

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The Eel River, which snakes along the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, has dozens of secluded and scenic swimming spots. Photo courtesy HRSP/Redwoods.info.

Make a Big Splash Among the Big Trees

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Given the super-warm spring we’ve had in California, this summer could turn into a scorcher! Sweltering summers are perhaps the best time all year to load up the wagon and experience the redwood forests in Humboldt County the way locals Continued

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