Arcata Community Forest
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Out for a quick loop hike while there is clear air and patches of sun. Oh, and the threat of rain. In fact, it is actually sprinkling a little as I start, but I have my rain coat and the trees will probably put an end to most the thin drops. Sure, they'll replace them with big drips, but it takes a lot of thin drops to make a big drip.
|Not so deep in the dark forest looking out on the neighborhood horses.|
|The eyes adjust and it is not too dark to follow the path through the redwoods even covered with redwood leavings.|
I know there are some spots up high to look out to Humboldt Bay, so power up the road to the top so that the weather has the least amount of time to fill in the air with rain or mist. Of course, the weather doesn't need more than a few minutes and it takes me longer to get to the top.
|On big stump cut off bluntly. This is a second growth forest, so the trees are tight and much smaller.|