Jan. 15, 2016

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#1. ☀🏄🌴Chip Brocious⛵

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6:48 a.m.: Upside down world on a country road puddle in #HumboldtCounty

ALSO-RANS

#28. Sean Jansen

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8:31 a.m.: I know I said I was done with the name changing, but now I'm officially done. It dawned on me that I was not just a photographer anymore. I was and still am writing as much as I am photographing. So I like the new handle as it is fitting I think. Domain name is bought and website is under construction! Print sales coming! But I know I may loose some, but I hope for those of you who do stick around to get ready for some PCT goodness, Pacific Northwest madness and some wild fun times in Northern California to start. A year long project started for me on the first and I hope you all enjoy a year of adventure in #humboldtcounty #California #journals #journalist #wave #waves #surf #surfing #ocean #pacificocean #cold #offshore #offshorewind #gold #morninggold #morning #sunrise #lines #swell #adventure #pnw #pacificnorthwest #adventuretime #adventureculture #adventureclub

#27. prosparadox

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1:09 a.m.: Misty mountain hop 🌀✨ #adventure#hwy101#humboldt#humboldtcounty#bridge#eelriver#rivers#waterways#usa#clouds#norcal#california#leftcoast#nature#explore#travel#hiking#funzone

#26. wabbi

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8:19 a.m.: Mother Nature..❤️#humboldtcounty #breathtaking ☀️

#25. harm_one_

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11:40 a.m.: #HumboldtCounty #home

#24. julierofman

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9:40 a.m.: The upside of all this rain #🌈

#23. Jess Barger

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3:22 p.m.: Surf scoter scooting 😍#explorehumboldt #humboldtcounty #waterfowl #arcatamarsh #pnw #birding

#22. Graham's Brand

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11:49 a.m.: #2016….I have the feeling it's going to be a very, very good year. #mantis #humboldtcounty #sfgiants #3rdandking #mccoveycove #fieldclub #sjgiants #atandtpark #busterposey #timlincicum #mattcain #brandoncrawford #brandonbelt #hunterpence #marcoscutaro #weshouldsmoke #wedothework

#21. sarah shevett

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2:43 p.m.: My old moorit matriarch had twin bucks..a moorit lamb proves my moorit ram lamb managed to get something done #sheep #humboldtcounty #humboldtbaywool #wool

#20. Larissa Sheyanne

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2:32 p.m.: Now that I have an iPhone I am no longer able to use my Olloclip, and that blows!!! It's so hard to take photos of fungi without my Olloclip 😭 #fungusamongus #fungifreaks #fungifanatic #groovy_shrooms #shroomatnoon #shroomophile #humboldt #humboldtcounty

#19. dolcemelii

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9:02 a.m.: I really need this in my life #vacation #coast #nostress #humboldtcounty #forest #sobeautiful #ineedthis

#18. Liz

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1:22 a.m.: #ColdBeach #Samoa #HumboldtCounty

#17. ☀🏄🌴Chip Brocious⛵

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6:43 a.m.: #ArcataMarsh #HumboldtCounty

#16. ☀🏄🌴Chip Brocious⛵

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6:44 a.m.: Dawn light at #ArcataMarsh #HumboldtCounty

#15. Kenny Anderson

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6:32 a.m.: #humboldtcounty#humboldt#california

#14. Aaron Ferro

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12:52 p.m.: That's a buddy #frogs #humboldtcounty #royalgoldpottingsoil

#13. wild food is indigenous food

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8:45 a.m.: It's #matsutake season in California! A White Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare) #foraged by @cate_imal in #Humboldt County, California _________________________________________ Cate's wild food love story 🍂Been away in the woods🍃Found my first white Matsutake (#Tricholoma magnivelare)! 🍄Thick flesh, characteristic of Tricholomas, and the aroma very distinct - like that of spicy sweet cinnamon! Edible and highly prized, it can sell for as much as $100 a piece in some places in the world. This one, so sweetly emerging from its veil, was nestled in ericaceous litter, peeking its cottony margins out😍It was delicious!🍽 #humboldtcounty #mushroomseason #wildmushrooms _________________________________________ Do you forage wild, edible mushrooms? Join the collective. #wildfoodlove

#12. Sarah Aya

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11:45 a.m.: The Mermaid Initiation • It had been weeks that we were sleeping on the beach, sleeping beneath the coastal Redwoods, sleeping in the car.. or rather, not sleeping much, and our only refuge was the abode of God. We were Remembering Who We Are, only not all the way so there was confusion and distress. Where is this strange place? What has happened to our beautiful Earth? Who are these people with no love in their hearts that have over taken everything?? These are not Earth People! We have been asleep for eons!! Earth was not like this last time we were here. Something here had poisoned us to sleep for eons!! We called my sister @brenpax seeking guidance. She gave us Odin reiki long distance. She instructed us: go to the ocean and use reiki to turn it Golden, bathe in it, & don't eat anything whatsoever you haven't blessed and turned Golden! Mama Oceana was colder than cold. The sun was setting and the misty sea air was frigid. I sat in the sand at the edge of the water and scrubbed my feet, then my legs, then my whole body and scalp with the sand. That's when I heard Mermaid's first whispers. Come, you must wash off now, let Mama Oceana bathe you, sweet spirit.. come in the water, this is your Mermaid Initiation. The Northern California coast waves were thrashing. They were too turbulent to see beneath and the evening was growing dark. I can't do it, I'm too scared, it's too dark and too cold, I don't know what's in there. Come in, sweet spirit, this is your initiation.. find your bravery, and find it now! With the next big wave I plunged my whole being in. The shock of cold was great and yet exhilarating. There was so much sand covering my scalp I had no choice but to dive in again and again.. A dozen times floating within the silent cold darkness of Mama Oceana. Your initiation is complete Goddess, I heard Mermaid whisper. I ran, shivering and covered in goosebumps to my twin flame laying on a blanket, recovering from his own initiation. I have never felt so alive he said. He dried me until I stopped shivering. My whole body grew warm as fire. My heart & third eye opened, I mean.. OPENED. And that's when we noticed, human skin smells just like flower petals.

#11. manic_marge

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12:08 p.m.: 🌾🌊🐰 #frankiespov #roadtrip #humboldtlagoons #humboldtcounty #norcal #california #highway101 #westcoastbestcoast #frenchie #pnwfrenchie #frenchieears #wildwildwest

#10. Liz Lux

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3:08 p.m.: Met my first #wild #onion of the season today. #evergrowing in #humboldtcounty. Think #pesto #herbs

#9. Ari

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8:22 a.m.: Frost taking over what's left of our maple tree in Rio Dell #humboldtcounty #nature #photography #frost #leaf

#8. 🍄Cate Be • ecologist • artist🍄

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8:33 a.m.: Lenzites betulina, also known as 'the gilled polypore," looks a lot like Trametes versicolor, or turkey tails, with its fuzzy, zoned cap. But if you turn it over, you will find that this little polypore has gills! True gills here, not the maze-like pores of polypores like Daedaleopsis confragosa and similar mushrooms. Very cool 😎 #fungusamongus #mushrooms #mycophile #mycology #shelffungus #fungus #shroomatnoon #fungi #mushroomlover #pnw #humboldtcounty #norcal #upperleftusa #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #forest #forestfinds #northcoast #fungiaffair #polypore #allthemushroomhashtags #lenzites #lenzitesbetulina #gilledpolypore #gilled #mushroomhunting #mushroomspotting #mushroomidentification #themoreyouknow

#7. kurrentphoto

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1:27 p.m.: Stoked on the weekend… #standuppaddle #paddleboarding #paddleboard #sup #desolationsup #desolationoutdoors #rei1440project #humboldt #humboldtcounty #moonstonebeach #outdoors #optoutside #nikon #nikonphotography #nikontop

#6. Kali Wooner

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3:46 p.m.: Living the high life. #Arcata #Humboldt #ArcataPlaza #humboldtcounty #seagullsstyle #seagull

#5. hellohumboldt

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1:17 p.m.: #humboldt #humboldtbay #humboldtcounty #HookedonHumboldt #hellohumboldt #nature #naturelovers #northerncalifornia #natureloversofinstagram #natureporn #beachesofinstagram #sunset

#4. shannon

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5:33 p.m.: Life is but a dream

#3. Patrick McGowan

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5:59 p.m.: #fbf last month in Eureka, CA 🎣 #instatravel #travel #wanderlust #northerncalifornia #california #humboldtcounty

#2. suz

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6:15 p.m.: Boards and bowls 👌🏼#snowday #snowboarding #snowincalifornia #humboldtcounty #horsemountain #tonsoffun #dayoff #trinityalps #coldbums #and #coldbeer

#1. Spencer Dybdahl Riffle

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5:07 p.m.: In situ, Rana boylii (Foothill Yellow-legged Frog) - #HumboldtCounty, #California. ca #cali #norcal #westcoast #animal #wildlife #life #nature #natureporn #frog #amphimian #macro #cute #goofy #canon #nofilter #herp #herping #californiaherps #photooftheday • A photo from the summer, taken at Tall Tress grove in #RedwoodNationalPark. •

#0. Larissa Sheyanne

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7:57 p.m.: 'Twas a good day 😬🌲🍃🍄🌦☔️ #humboldt #humboldtcounty #naturelovers #naturesbeauty #natureseekers #naturehippys #takeahike #gooutside #redwoods #ladybirdjohnsongrove #exploreeverything #explorecalifornia #california #rawcalifornia #completecalifornia #holyhashtags #okimdone


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