Discovering California's Lost Coast

July 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Discover the lost California Coast of Humboldt County!
High Bluff  Lookout PointHigh Bluff Lookout PointDuring World War II there were a number of Lookout Posts along the Northern California coast set up to protect us from foreign enemies.

My son found this off the beaten path dirt road in Humboldt County. After climbing straight up this is what we found. If you had to be a lookout during the war then this surely has to be the perfect place.

The landscape is stunning, rugged and amazing.
Deep Into the WoodsDeep Into the WoodsPrairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a state park, located in Humboldt County, California, near the town of Orick and 50 miles north of Eureka. The 14,000 acre park is a coastal sanctuary for old-growth Coast Redwood trees.

The deeper you get into the forest the more the moss overtakes the Trees. No matter where you turn you are surrounded by natures beauty.
In April, I went north to Humboldt County to visit my son at Humboldt State University. I had no idea what awaited me photographically on this trip. This stretch of coastline has some of the most amazing scenery I have ever seen in California. It’s like going to Big Sur but on steroids.  I had planned on posting these a lot sooner but because of my recent heart surgery everything has been a bit delayed as you can well imagine.
 
 
Most people do not travel this far north in California. It is about 5 ½ hours above of San Francisco.  If you decide to ever make this trip you will not be disappointed.  Spectacular beaches like College Cove and False Klamath Cove await you. You will be in the middle of lush , green, moss covered forests. The retinas in your eyes will explode with the color of green, green, green. The vistas of the rocky beaches below with rushing rivers pouring into the ocean are everywhere. This is one trip that you must add to your Bucket List.
 
I hope that you enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them. Now that I am feeling a little better I hope to post more pictures. I can’t wait to get back out in the field to take more photos but that may take a little longer then hoped due to the surgery.
 
  False Klamath CoveFalse Klamath CoveThe rush of a river meets the power of the ocean.

This is a very powerful metaphor bringing together two natural forces in nature as they merge and become one.

The Yurok Indians had a legend that the Klamath River once emptied into the ocean at the cove. As its name might suggest, this small cove fooled the crews of some ships sailing along the Pacific coast in the area into thinking this was the mouth of the Klamath River which is actually a few miles to the south.
 
 
Namaste
 
Arpad Petrass
 
 

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