360° VR Panoramas of the Northern California Coast, Coast Ranges, and Redwood Highway
Mad River and Blue Lake
North of Arcata, Humboldt County, California

Highway 299 crosses the high North Coast Ranges just north of Humboldt Bay. It passes through a verdant valley containing the town of Blue Lake and a huge Indian casino, then climbs over two summits before dropping to the Trinity River.

The dense second growth forests here give way to pasturelands that stretch all the way to the Eel River. The coastline consists of a very long sandy beach backed by dunes and the estuary of the Mad River.


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Azalea State Reserve

Azalea State Reserve

Still a few late season azaleas blooming in mid-July

Azalea State Reserve, near McKinleyville, California

Date photographed: July 17, 2011
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Berry Summit Vista Point

Berry Summit Vista Point

The thoroughy fenced-off vista point at Berry Summit above upper Redwood Creek

Highway 299 between the towns of Blue Lake and Willow Creek, California

Date photographed: July 15, 2011
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