Get Outta Town for an Adrenaline Rush

Ask North State residents why they like living here and chances are you’ll hear a lot about the natural beauty and proximity to recreation. That would be my No. 1 answer if polled, and the north coast redwoods are on my list of top natural attractions.

I usually enjoy a view of the great trees from the gorund, but in this week’s Get Outta Town, I offer a unique way to experience the Redwoods. It’s not for the meek (or the weak of stomach), but sounds like a great way to feed your inner adrenaline junky. Get Outta Town this weekend to Humboldt County for a bird’s-eye view of Arcata Redwoods Park – 120 feet in the air.

From the North Coast Adventure Center site: Join North Coast Adventure Centers for a Canopy Tour 70-120 feet up in the redwoods of Arcata’s Redwood Park. You will start on the ground, learning terms and techniques needed to safely maneuver through the canopy. After the training is completed the next challenge will be to ascend up into the redwoods and ride a series of ziplines through the canopy. Our trained guides will help you step out of your comfort zone and experience the beauty of the redwood canopy. Climbing, zipping, and rappelling through the trees will help you appreciate their power and beauty.

What: Redwood Canopy Tour
When: Saturday (April 30) – 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Redwood Park, Humboldt County
Cost: $75 per person for groups of 3 or more

Click here for more tour dates, general information and directions .

Just thinking about a zipline make you queasy? There are less adrenaline-inducing events going on all around the north state. Visit these sites for events in 10 north state counties:

Click here for Butte County events.

Click here for Del Norte County events.

Click here for Glenn County events.

Click here for more Humboldt County events.

Click here for Lassen County events.

Click here for Modoc County events.

Click here for Plumas County events.

Click here for Siskiyou County events.

.Click here for Tehama County events.

Click here for Trinity County events.

Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your NorthState weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.

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Adam Mankoski

is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner are the owners of HawkMan Studios and the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday Art Hop.