This week’s exploration of Eureka’s urban forest and our In-Town network of walks, trails, pathways, alleys and other accessible corridors to look for specimens to add to the Linear Arboretum will risk the forecasted rains and get going at 9 AM, this time meeting at Jacob’s Ladder. Jacob’s Ladder is a lovely vertical set of steps that climbs and descends between the foot of Flint/Jackson and Hale/Copper Streets traversing the neighborhoods of East Mountain. The Flint St. Church sits at the foot of the Water Store ravine and Jacob’s Ladder is just across the broad intersection of Flint and North Main Street. This charming right of way is a quintessential aspect and remnant of Eureka’s early days, providing citizens a means to quickly travel by foot to downtown. Several sizable shade trees provide a deep canopy for stair folk, and we’ll venture off towards Soldier Spring and Cold Spring below the East Mountain Overlook.