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Avenue of the Giants

A Scenic Drive through the Avenue of the Giants

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My husband and I are constantly seeking new experiences to enjoy together, so we decided to take a long weekend to explore Eureka, in northern California. Even though we were in the midst of a weeks-long deluge with dams straining against their impediments, we were not to be deterred. We were even more determined when we learned that Eureka has a huge number of Victorian homes, which happen to be another one of our fascinations. When we mentioned to one of our friends that we were going to be exploring the redwoods and the Victorians in the Eureka area, she told us that we couldn’t miss the Avenue of the Giants or the Carson Mansion.

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Avenue of the Giants Anniversary

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The beautiful Avenue of the Giants that winds for 32 miles through Humboldt Redwoods State Park was dedicated 55 years ago, on August 27, 1960. Thousands of visitors drive under the towering redwoods that line the Avenue as they visit Humboldt Redwoods to experience the breath-taking majesty of the largest old-growth forest on the planet.

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The 1964 Christmas Flood

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This week is the 50-year anniversary of the historic 1964 Christmas flood. Half a century ago, several weeks of monumental rains devastated communities on the north coast and brought a tremendous amount of sediment into the streams and redwood forests of Humboldt … Continued

Photo by Humboldt State University

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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Today Humboldt Redwoods State Park covers about 53,000 acres-including 17,000-acre Rockefeller Forest, which is the largest continuous stretch of old-growth redwoods in the world. Save the Redwoods League has protected more than 50,000 acres in this park.

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Bats of Humboldt Redwoods

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Last week, we drove into Humboldt Redwoods State Park at dusk to watch bats dart over Bull Creek. We joined up with USDA Forest Service researcher, Ted Weller, and his team as they studied local and migrating bats through the … Continued

Fire Season

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Along with spring, summer, autumn and winter, California has a fifth season – fire season.  After a couple of dry winters, the current fire season in California is predicted to be one of the most intense on record.  Habitats from … Continued

Kellogg and his Travel Log. Photo credit: Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association

The First RV was a…Redwood?

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Spring has sprung here in the Bay Area, giving me a severe case of spring fever and the desire to hit the road to points north in the redwood range, especially Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the largest continuous stretch of … Continued

Founders Grove, Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Tradition. History. Healing.

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Images, encounters, and lessons in Humboldt Redwoods State Park on a grey, dry winter Saturday – March 2, 2013: Bolling Grove, the League’s first memorial grove of redwoods.  Stop #2 on the Avenue of the Giants auto tour.  Paid respects … Continued

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