UPDATING: Best and Worst Smells of Humboldt
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 @ 10:39 a.m. /
What KHUM is doing: live-cataloging Humboldt's smells, from best to worst.
What KHUM is looking for: Your suggestion for best/worst smells in Humboldt county. Specifically, current smells that are unique to our fair county. [I.e. Waffle cones smell great. But Arcata Scoop's cones have a sublime palette of odoriferous emanations that only a local could discern.]
Methodology: Most of these have been crowdsourced by KHUM listeners, with spectral ranking loosely moderated by frequency of suggestion. We'll adjust the list below periodically throughout the day.
Leave your best/worst smell in the comments. Extra credit for crisp descriptions.
Update: WHY IS BAY MUD SO ODORIFEROUS?
Friends of the Dunes' Suzie Fortner, mud advocate and tour guide, told KHUM exactly why. It'll all make sense in under two minutes.
[Rain photo: Kym Kemp, all others courtesy Lance Drill]