The book will arrive in Humboldt the last week of August 2023 FREE eBook with paperback purchase until September 2023 Primeval forests harboring the world’s tallest trees. Sea cliffs, pristine beaches, and towering coastal sand dunes. Mountain prairies, meadows, and vistas. Rivers, lakes, lagoons, and bays. Bears, elk, seals, otters, and birds galore. And solitude […]
The Making of a “Super-Naturalist” by Matt Berger Over two PCT thru hikes I took tens of thousands of plant photos, figured out each plants’ identity, and uploaded these observations to citizen science websites. Getting to this point was a process that I took one step a time. Now, I’m ready to share what I’ve […]
New backcountry restrictions have been put in place to limit environmental impacts in the wilderness, including two high-use, sensitive areas in the Siskiyou and Trinity Alps wilderness areas. In a move that has been a long time in the making, the Klamath National forest has enacted restrictions in two of the most visited backcountry destinations […]
Some of the best hiking trips in the West can be found in the Klamath Mountains. Get out and go backpacking in Conifer Country!
Rees Hughes shares some of his favorite hikes from his book, Hiking Humboldt Volume 2. This was recorded in a ZOOM Webinar during sheltering in place for COVID-19.
Prairie Creek Redwoods National and State Parks This area of California contains some of the largest redwoods on Earth and holds extensive old-growth forests, protected as a national park in 1968. This particular walk, using the Zig Zag Trails and Prairie Creek Trail, is entirely in old growth. It offers an enigmatic temporal departure into […]
Download free updated maps for the Lassen Country Hikes featured in Geology of the Lassen Country by Backcountry Press.
Inland Mountains Chris Valle-Riestra is an exceptional volunteer and trail steward–with a particular fondness for the Klamath Mountains. He has been spearheading trailwork in the Orleans Ranger District for many years and knows the trails well . He has updated conditions of trails on the forest for fall 2019. Click through to the hiking descriptions […]
Prairie Creek Redwoods National and State Parks The most extensive accessible trail system in Humboldt County is in the Elk Prairie/Big Tree areas of Prairie Creek Redwood State Park and Redwood National Park. This trail system offers many ways to mix and match the trails that network this area. Included in the route are magnificent […]
Hiking Bumpass Hell is one of the most popular destinations in the Lassen Country with geologic features including hot springs and clay-altered bedrock.
The Drury-Chaney Groves trail bisects the flat alluvial bench populated with redwoods that lie between the Avenue of the Giants and US 101.
Spring 2019 Chris Valle-Riestra is an exceptional volunteer and trail steward–with a particular fondness for the Klamath Mountains. He has been spearheading trailwork in the Orleans Ranger District for many years and knows the trails well . He has updated conditions of trails on the forest for summer 2018. The Orleans Ranger District has administrative […]
Michael will lead two hikes at Godwit Days in Arcata, California. On these hikes, participants will explore the relationships between birds, conifers and manzanitas. Price of the trip includes a book from the Backcountry Press catalog. Conifers of the North Coast 1 Conifers of the North Coast 2
Fall in the West is a time of rejuvenation. With the shift of the California Current, rains begin to fall in California after a summer of drought. The high country along the Pacific Slope finds snow returns to the high country. What follows are four destinations to enjoy fall colors in the West.