Thursday, February 19, 2015

SUNSET Magazine Features Humboldt
The West’s premier lifestyle and travel monthly magazine is placing the spotlight on Humboldt County. The September 2014 issue devotes the cover and eight full pages to a series of epic Redwood Coast adventures. (Read it here.)

Ably facilitated by the staff of the Humboldt Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, San Francisco-based author Dan Duane, who often focuses on outdoor adventure, wrote the cover story. He began his trip with an overnight paddle to the newly reopened boat-in campground on Stone Lagoon. His most memorable experience took place, not surprisingly, at the foot of a tree in Redwood National & State Parks. He also roamed Artisan Alley in Ferndale, hiked the outskirts of the Lost Coast, and savored fresh seafood in Trinidad.

“I spent the final evening of my trip 20 miles out of Eureka, in the odd but charming town of Ferndale, near the banks of the Eel River, in lush dairy lands just north of the King Range. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a place quite like Ferndale, a perfectly intact turn-of-the-20th-century village that seems to have stopped growing 100 years ago.”

Andrea Minarcek, a senior Sunset travel editor tasked with mapping out a Redwood Coast itinerary in a side story, listed dozens of stops and summed up as follows: “You could drive the heart of the North Coast in five hours. But that would be missing the point. To suck up the wildest beaches, tallest trees, and freshest oysters in the state, you’ll need at least three days.”

Read the full story here

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