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CONTENTS

CONCEPT

DEVELOPMENT

Concept

Text

GENERAL REFERNCES AND MAPS

OUTLINE TREATMENT OF THE AREAS

DAY HIKING IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Southern Humboldt

Central Humboldt

Northern Humboldt

TRINITY ALPS - EMPHASIS: WESTERN REGION

Trinity Alps and New River Area

Western Trinity Alps

MARBLE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS

KALMIOPSIS WILDERNESS

YOLLA-BOLLY-MIDDLE EEL & NORTH FORK WILDERNESS

REDWOODS NATIONAL PARK & CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

KING RANGE AND SINKYONE WILDERNESS STATE PARK

SISKIYOU WILDERNESS

RED BUTTES WILDERNESS

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

LOCAL PEAKS

Humboldt County Peaks

Peaks on the Border of Humboldt and Trinity Counties

Peaks in Trinity Alps Wilderness Map [Humboldt-Trinity Border]

Peaks in USGS Topographic Forks of Salmon 15’ [Humboldt-Trinity Border]

CONCEPT

Area Map -- Location and Access

Detail, Hiking and Trailhead -- Local Maps, Topographic Maps, Wilderness Maps, National Forest Maps, Trail Guides

Explore

Adaptation to locale

DEVELOPMENT

Concept

Research, information gathering

Outdoor experience and experiment

Text

Collect, recollect information about the concept

Revise and Reorganize

GENERAL REFERNCES AND MAPS

References

Sierra Club Guide to the Natural Areas of California, John Perry and Jane Greverus Perry

Sierra Club Guide to the Natural Areas of Oregon and Washington, John Perry and Jane Greverus Perry

Maps

AAA Map: Northwest California

Northern California Atlas and Gazetteer

National Forest Maps

Six Rivers

Shasta-Trinity

Klamath

Siskiyou

Mendocino

County Maps [Metzger’s]

Del Norte

Siskiyou

Trinity

Humboldt

Mendocino

USGS Topographic Index

California

Oregon

Maps Needed – [USGS Topographic Index - California, Oregon]

Humboldt- Trinity Peaks Forks of Salmon USGS Topographic 15’

Arcata

Ferndale

Blue Lake

Trinidad

Sinkyone Wilderness

Piercy

Mistake Point

Siskiyou Ship Mountain

Humboldt County, 15’, 7.5’

Northfork Wilderness

Wilderness Maps: Siskiyou, Red Buttes

OUTLINE TREATMENT OF THE AREAS

Location and Access

General and Specific / Detailed References and Maps

Access Maps

Trail and Feature Maps

Trail Guides

Sub-Areas - In Some Cases

Routes, Trails, Hikes, Features and Notes

DAY HIKING IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Southern Humboldt

Kings Range – Bureau of Land Management

Elevation gain to 4000'

Views of the coast and Inland Mountains

Beach hiking at the mouth of the Mattole River and Shelter Cove

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Thick forest, Eel River and ridge views

Well marked trails along creeks to 3500' lookout

Central Humboldt

Rohner Park-Fortuna City Park

Redwood grove and scenic trail

Two mile signed fitness trail

Russ Park-Ferndale City Park

Trail to the ridge top in a mixed forest

Views, pond and wildlife; about 4 miles

Crab Park-Humboldt County Park

Mouth of the Eel River

Beach and sand dune hiking

Sequoia Park / Redwood Park – Cities of Arcata and Eureka

Redwood trails and duck pond

Five miles of logging road trails in Redwood Park

Northern Humboldt

Coastal trail from Requa to Lagoon Creek

Redwood National Park including Little Bald Hills (north;) and (south) Lost Man Creek, Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail, and Mouth of Redwood Creek up to Tall Trees

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park—over 100 miles of trails—including Elk Prairie and Fern Canyon Loop; Butler Creek and Ossagon Rocks; Elk Preserve

Patrick’s Point State Park… Rim trail and Agate Beach

Trinidad State Beach; Trails to bluffs above College Cove

Mad River Beach and dunes—Moonstone to North Jetty; Arcata Redwood Park / Marsh; Elk River Wildlife Refuge / Headwaters forest; Table Bluff

TRINITY ALPS - EMPHASIS: WESTERN REGION

Trinity Alps and New River Area

Arcata-Redding Highway 299; 96 North from Willow Creek; 3 North from Weaverville

AAA Map: Northwest California

Trinity Alps Wilderness map

USGS Topographic Maps

Cecilville 15’ series

Helena 15’

Coffee Creek 15’

Trinity Dam

Trinity Alps Wilderness, Luther Linkhart

Know It All Guide to the Trinity Alps

Hiking the Big Foot Country, John Hart

National Forest Maps

Six Rivers

Shasta-Trinity

Klamath

Forest Service flyers [Shasta-Trinity]

New River Backcountry

Birds; Wildlife; Plants... etc

Western Trinity Alps

The John Hart reference includes a discussion of “Trinity Alps Wildland” and details a number of hikes and directions to trailhead. Included are the following hikes to the Western Region:

Note: The area is covered by the Shasta-Trinity NF Publication: Trinity Alps Wilderness Map. Much of the area is in the “New River” backcountry

Big French Creek, p 359. USGS Topographic Ironside Mountain, 15’

Thurston Peaks, p 361: Ironside Mountain, Helena

Devils Canyon, p 366: Ironside Mountain, Helena

Horse Linto Plateau, p 371: Salmon Mountain; Bellswaps Ridge, p 375

North Trinity Mountain, p 379: Salmon Mountain, Hoopa

Devils Back Bone, p 389: Salmon Mountain

MARBLE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS

Access from Highway 299 or I-5 to Highway 96 and 36; a 167 mile loop circles the wilderness and provides access to Forest Service roads

Marble Mountain Wilderness, David Green

National Forest Map: Klamath National Forest

AAA Map: Northwestern California

Topographic Maps from the David Green reference - 1:62,500

Sawyer’s Bar

Ukonom Lake

KALMIOPSIS WILDERNESS

Access to Forest Service roads from US 101 from Brookings or to Gold Beach, Oregon, and US 199 from California-Oregon border to Selma, Oregon

A Guide to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, USDA, Pacific Northwest Region, Siskiyou National Forest

Kalmiopsis Wilderness Map, Siskiyou National Forest Map

The following Topos, USGS, 15’

Marial

Pearsoll Peak

Agness

Collier Butte

Chetco Peak

Mount Emily

Gasquet [California]

Cave Junction

Hiking the Big Foot Country, John Hart

YOLLA-BOLLY-MIDDLE EEL & NORTH FORK WILDERNESS

Access from I-5 and Highways 36 and 162, California, and as described in Wilderness Map below

AAA Map: Northwestern California

Yolla-Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Map, Mendocino, Six-Rivers & Shasta-Trinity National Forest publication

Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer for North Fork Wilderness

National Forest maps: Mendocino, Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests

REDWOODS NATIONAL PARK & CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Access is from US Highway 101 from Orick, California, to Crescent City, California, as shown in the following references

Trail Map, Redwood National Park and California State Parks

USGS Topographic Maps [California]

Orick 7.5’

Fern Canyon 7.5’

Coyote Peak 15’

KING RANGE AND SINKYONE WILDERNESS STATE PARK

King Range National Conservation Area is managed by Bureau of Land Management

Access: A number of access points to the region are from US 101 in Northwestern California, from Legett to Ferndale. These accesses can be located from the following two references

AAA Map: Northwestern California

Trails of the Lost Coast, A Recreation Guide to the King Range National Conservation Area and Sinkyone Wilderness State Park [1987], California Coastal Trails Foundation

USGS Topographic Maps:

King Range

Cape Mendocino 15’

Point Delgada 15’

Sinkyone Wilderness

Piercy 15’

Bear Harbor 7.5’

Mistake Point 7.5’

Tide Tables for coast routes

King Range / Sinkyone Features

Coastal hikes: Reference: Tide Tables

Ridge / forest trails

SISKIYOU WILDERNESS

Access to Forest Service roads [including the famous Gasquet-Orleans incomplete Forest Service road] is from

US 101 at Klamath Glen-Blue Creek Road

From US 199 from Gasquet, California to O’Brien, Oregon

From State 96 from Orleans to Happy Camp

From Indian Creek Road between O’Brien and Happy Camp

As detailed in the following two references:

AAA Map: Northwestern California

Hiking the Big Foot Country: John Hart

Klamath National Forest Map

USGS Topographic Maps

Preston Peak 15’ Tectah Creek 15’

Gasquet 15’ Dillon Mountain 15’

Orleans 15’ Ship Mountain 15’ and, in further detail, in the following 7.5’ series maps:

Bear Peak, Chimney Rock, Dillon Mountain, Preston Peak, Orleans, Prescott Peak, Orleans, Orleans Mountain

Siskiyou Wilderness Map, Klamath National Forest Map

Siskiyou Wilderness Features – the ‘High Siskiyou Wildland’

Youngs Valley - access

East Fork Illinois River Trail: USGS Preston Peak 15’

Kelly Lake-Youngs Valley: Preston Peak 15’

Black Butte Trail: Preston Peak, 15’

Pigeon Roost Trail - Elk Lick to Youngs Valley: Preston Peak 15’

Clear Creek Trail: Preston Peak 15’

Devils Punchbowl: Preston Peak 15’

Preston Peak

Preston Peak via Rattlesnake Meadow: Preston Peak 15’

Preston Peak via Raspberry Lake: Preston Peak 15’ / Dillon Mountain 15’

Preston Peak via Cedar Crest: Preston Peak 15’ / Dillon Mountain 15’

Island Lake Trail: Preston Peak 15’ / Gasquet 15’

The Indian Tradition

Upper Smith River / Kelsey Trails: Ship Mountain 15’ / Dillon Mountain 15’

Summit Valley Trail: Ship Mountain 15’

Sawtooth Trail: Dillon Mountain 15’

Dillon Divide Trail: Dillon Mountain 15’

Boundary “Trail”

Blue Creek Trail: Dillon Mountain 15’ / Orleans 15’ / Ship Mountain 15’ / Tectah Creek 15’

East Blue Creek Trail - “An Adventure”

Golden Stairs Trail: Ship Mountain 15’ / Tectah Creek 15’

RED BUTTES WILDERNESS

Access to Forest Service roads is from: CA State 96 from Happy Camp to Seiad Valley; Oregon State 40 east from Cave Junction; I-5 and US 199 lead to 238, Oregon, which connects Grants Pass to Medford, and passes through Williams, Applegate and Ruch. From these three towns, local roads connect to Forest Service roads as detailed in the following references:

Hiking the Big Foot Country, John Hart

AAA Map: Northwestern California

Red Buttes Wilderness Map, Klamath National Forest

USGS Topographic Maps:

Oregon Caves, OR 15’

Happy Camp, CA 15’

Seiad Valley, CA 15’

Supplemented by the following 7.5’ series:

Hamburg, Kangaroo Mountain, Dutch Creek, Seiad Valley

Red Buttes Wilderness Features

Along the Siskiyou Crest: Oregon Caves, OR 15’ / Happy Camp 15’ / Seiad Valley 15’

Devils Peak Trail: Seiad Valley 15’

Portuguese Peak Trail: Seiad Valley 15’

Fort Goff Trail: Happy Camp, CA 15’

Thomson Creek: Happy Camp 15’

“Upper Applegate Road and Cook & Green Campground”

Cook & Green Trail: Seiad Valley 15’

Horse Camp Trail: Seiad Valley 15’

Butte Fork of the Applegate: Seiad Valley 15’ / Happy Camp 15’

Middle Fork of the Applegate: Seiad Valley 15’ / Happy Camp 15’

Cameron Meadows / Frog Pond Trail

Trailheads on Upper Middle Fork Road

Gray Back Range: Oregon Caves 15’

Trails rising to Gray Back Range: Oregon Caves 15’

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Metzger’s Humboldt County Map

Northern California Atlas and Gazetteer, pages 32, 33, 42, 43, 52, 53

Trails and Features of Six Rivers National Forest, flyer publication, Six Rivers National Forest

USGS Topographic Maps, Arcata and Eureka area:

Blue Lake 7.5’

Eureka 15’

Ferndale 15’

Fortuna 15’

Korbel 7.5’

Trinidad 15’

LOCAL PEAKS

AAA Map: Northwestern California

Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer, especially pages 32, 33, 42, 43, 52, 53

Six Rivers National Forest Map, Six Rivers National Forest

Humboldt County Peaks

AAA Map: Northwestern California

Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer

USGS Topographic Maps

Six Rivers National Forest Map

Peaks:

Mount Pierce 3188’, approach from Monument Road from Rio Dell

Grasshopper Lookout 3381’, in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

King Peak 4087’, in King Range

In Six Rivers National Forest Map

Horse Mountain 4951’

Board Camp Mountain 5197’

Buck Mountain 5198’

Bug Creek Butte 5271’

Grouse Mountain 5411’

Signal Peak 5872’

Blake Mountain 5907’

Peaks on the Border of Humboldt and Trinity Counties

Trinity Alps Wilderness Map, Shasta-Trinity National Forest

AAA Map: Northwestern California

Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer: page 32, 33, 42, 43, 52, 53

Six Rivers National Forest Map, Six Rivers National Forest

USGS Topographic Map:

Forks of Salmon 15’

Peaks in Trinity Alps Wilderness Map [Humboldt-Trinity Border]

Tish Tang Point 5011’

Whitey’s Mountain 6054’

Trinity Mountain 6093’

Trinity Summit 6304’

North Trinity Mountain 6362’

Salmon Mountain 6957’

Peaks in USGS Topographic Forks of Salmon 15’ [Humboldt-Trinity Border]

Somes Mountain 5320’

Orleans Mountain 6192’


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