Mendo to Arcata

Now in the Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka, good burger, great draft ale, Ecuador playing France on TV…left Mendo around 10 AM, swam in the South Fork of the Eel River, was stunned by old growth redwoods…you just have to be there, to see them…words, photos can’t convey the beauty, the power, of these majestic beings…hugging redwoods isn’t lame at all…On my way to Arcata…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Mendo to Arcata

  1. If you are still in Arcata by morning – Renata's Creperie at 1030 G street is an incredible tasty way to start the day! I always take out-of-towners there… 🙂 enjoy your stay!

  2. If you are still around for lunch or dinner, try the Kebab Cafe off Guintoli at 5000 Valley W Blvd, Arcata …one of the great falafels on the West Coast. It's tucked in the corner by Harbor Freight.


  3. We just passed through Arcata on Monday, coming back from Portland…took the road from Grant's Pass Ore, to Crescent City so I could get off I-5…so we could take our time through the redwoods down 101….I never tire of the majestic redwoods….also took a dip in the eel river near Redway Way better way home than on I-5!!

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