|January 26, 2014||Filed under California, Eureka, Humboldt County, Lost Coast, Redwood Empire|
I’ve always wanted to shout “Eureka!” But since I have yet to discover a vein of gold or some great invention, at least I can now say, “I’ve finally been to Eureka!” It’s the largest town in Humboldt County, California, 270 miles north of San Francisco.
As my friend and I drove up U.S. Highway 101, the road transformed from a busy multi-lane freeway to a scenic byway through the Redwood Empire. As charming as Humboldt County’s historic lumber towns were, I was much more taken by the natural wonders of the area – the magnificent sequoia forests and the miles of foggy coastline. (more…)