Start 2018 off on the right foot, followed by the left, and a healthy lungful of fresh Humboldt air. You've got those resolutions and, whether it's less Netflix and chill and more Nike and thrill or just taking in more of our beautiful local scenery, there are plenty of outdoor activities available. Here are two New Year's Day alternatives to Syfy channel's 24-hour Twilight Zone marathon (not that there's anything wrong with that).
The King Tides Event taking place Monday, Jan. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary (South I Street entrance) is your chance to hang out with Friends of the Arcata Marsh board members Elliott Dabill and David Couch and photographer Paul Johnson for a special walk in which attendees are encouraged to take photos of the shoreline as part of the California Coastal Commission's statewide King Tides Event. Meet on the porch of the Interpretive Center at 10:30 a.m. for this free event.
While the 1st Day Hike is taking a rest this year, the 1st Day Paddle at Stone Lagoon Visitor Center is in full swing. Bring your own vessel or rent one there for this easy-going excursion on Monday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. Life jackets required (they'll be provided to those who don't bring their own), and please leave pets at home. Inclement weather cancels. Call 845-6171 for more information.