Going Gigantic

Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt County (11/8/20) Rene Yampolsky

Humboldt County, home of the Avenue of the Giants, is living up to its reputation for going big, by going gigantic along the Redwood Highway, the Van Duzen River and at Willow Creek in Six Rivers National Forest.

Walt Gabler reported from the Van Duzen that, “it’s really popping along Hwy 36 between Carlotta and Bridgeville.” He credits a sudden drop in temperature to as low as the high 20s for intensifying the vibrance of the color, though he cautions that leaves are dropping. So, GO NOW!

Richard Stenger related that the Avenue of the Giants is hot with peak color, as is Willow Creek in Humboldt/Six Rivers National Forest. Hillsides are veritable painter’s palettes splashed with bright vermillion, orange, yellow and lime.

Bluff Creek, Six Rivers NF, Humboldt County (11/7/20) Zack Stanton
Kalamath River, Six Rivers NF, Humboldt County (11/8/20) Erika Guerra
  • Six Rivers National Forest, Humboldt County (610′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt County (300′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
  • Van Duzen River, Humboldt County (131′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!
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  1. Steven J Arita says:

    Beautiful Shots! I went to school at Humboldt State, and can never recall seeing the fall colors as beautiful as captured here.

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