Hiking Mt Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch Trail

Mt Shasta is a 14,180-foot volcanic peak in the northern part of California, only an hour or so from the Oregon border. Hiking to the summit is 11 miles round trip, but it is the hardest hike I have done to date and something you absolutely need to be prepared for before you undertake it. […]

Captain Jacks Stronghold in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is a popular location for caving in Northern California, but it also holds a lot of historical significance too, mainly related to the Native American population and their interactions with the settlers in the area. One of the primary historic points of interest is in the Captain Jack’s Stronghold area and here […]

Living Memorial Sculpture Garden on Highway 97

The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden is off Highway 97 in Northern California, and it is a unique area full of sculptures related to wars and the effects of wars. The garden is free to visit, and it is a fantastic stop on a road trip as it is a great way to stretch your legs walking around […]

Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery: Oldest on the West Coast

The Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery was opened in 1888, and it is the oldest trout hatchery West of the Mississippi. It is still in use today with multiple ponds featuring thousands of fish, and it is a fun road trip stop for the whole family in the town of Mt Shasta. Here is all the information […]

Camp Tulelake and Segregation Center in Tulelake

The Japanese Internment during World War Two is one of the many sad pieces of California’s past. I first learned about it when I went to Manzanar on Highway 395 but I have wanted to go up to Tulelake and see the camp there as well. I finally got a chance to do that a […]

Mt Shasta Resort: Hotel and Golf Course in Mt Shasta

Disclosure: This hotel was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. If you are looking for a nice place to stay that feels more like a home then a hotel, Mt Shasta Resort is it. This resort features a golf course, and many of the rooms are located right next to Lake Siskiyou. […]

15 Things to Do in Siskiyou

Siskiyou County is located in northern California, from the town of Dunsmuir all the way up to the Oregon border, and there are a ton of places to explore in the area. Everything from hikes and waterfalls to restaurants and trains can be seen along this stretch of Highway 5. While I have not done […]

Indian Well Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument has so many different types of caves to explore that you can pick which ones you want to see based on the time of year and the unique possibility’s each cave offers. Indian Well Cave is one of the best to visit in the winter time, as it has a great […]

Ovis Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Ovis Cave is on the cave loop in Lava Beds National Monument, and it is an excellent beginner cave in the park. At a short 216 feet, this cave can be experienced quickly, and it has an entrance and exit, so you don’t have to go back through the cave to get out. The two […]

Faery Falls Hike in Mt. Shasta

Mt Shasta is one of the most amazing areas for outdoor recreation in Northern California. There are so many waterfalls, hikes, lakes, and summits to explore in the area that I am always finding new ones. On a recent trip, I heard about Faery Falls which is near Lake Siskiyou. The hike is a short […]