Not many rivers can match the breathtaking beauty of this one. Located off of Highway 89, just east of McCloud, this river is worth going out of your way to see. It has three awesome waterfalls. Camping sites are available. The hike up to the top of the last waterfall is fairly strenuous, but well worth it--as these photos will attest. I did it in...more
Enjoy views of the majestic 14,162 foot Mount Shasta for 3 hours while on board the Blue Goose Excursion Train. Check in at the 1889 Yreka Depot and Museum, which is on the East side of the Central Yreka I-5 Exit. Here you can browse in the free museum, enjoy the 1000 foot model railroad display and railroad memorabilia. En route you will reach the...more
Way up high in some mountains a ways from Lake Siskiyou. The local indigenous people (the Shasta & Wintu) referred to Castle Lake as the castle of the devil. For them, the waters were said to be possessed of an evil spirit most often heard in the winter months. In truth, Castle Lake is a place of special beauty. An extra plus is we were its only...more
This dam is kind of scary to be close to. There are lots of signs posted warning about electric shock and death danger. So, obviously it must be a dam for generating electricity. The view is equally terrifying for someone like me a bit afraid of heights but, on the other hand the landscape here is fascinating. To boot, while we were there, there...more
I've seen far better more impressive dams but, but with a short hike in my curiosity drove me to see this one since we were in the area. The weather was bad yet, I pressed on and I saw this little tiny dam. Not much to take pictures at. This can pretty much be passed up on where not to get excited over seeing. But, being that I like to take...more
As we only had time to see the lower falls when we first arrived we had to put off seeing the other parts or the McCloud River falls another day.It was also a little more difficult for us to find the turn off point for getting here. You might be driving around a bit as some of the signs were confusing.Anyway, we got there and that's what matters....more
A full service hotel with Indoor Pool and Spa. The motel has great views of Mount Shasta from the...more
1000 Siskiyou Lake Boulevard, Mount Shasta, California, 96067, United States
Good for: Solo
710 South Mount Shasta Boulevard, Mount Shasta, California, 96067, United States
Good for: Solo
Caso Ramos serves up huge portions of delicious Mexican food. Honestly, I could never eat it all. My wife could barely finish here stater. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere has a real feel of Mexico to it with art deco covering all the walls to make for a beautiful interior.more
Originally the owners moved from the San Francisco Bay Area in search of a place that would enhance their food with pure water. They chose this area right under Mt. Shasta for that.Vivify offers a variety of organic dishes with a mix of Japanese cuisine culture.They are open for lunch Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 11:30 to 2:00 PM.Dinner is...more
Didn't even leave the campsite and in wander these lovely deer..i am ready to chase them to Redding if i have to...I am in charge of security you know...
There are plenty of things to do around Shasta but without a car it looks difficult to get there and equally difficult to do things around there. Just as with many places far from the big cities in California, a car is a must.
For example, driving to the top of Bunny Flats by car takes between 20 to 30 minutes and it's all an uphill climb.
Hiking danger: Trains
The greatest danger while hiking into Mossbrae Falls is potentially being hit by a train along the Union Pacific Railroad. As we were hiking along it, we were wondering if trains even ran along there anymore. Well, they do as we had one come up on our hike back. At first, we didn't hear much and then as it got closer of course we noticed. It wouldn't be a good idea to be wearing headphones on these tracks.
For those of you that have seen the movie Stand by Me this, I've heard this is the sight of where that movie was made. And one of the main points of that movie was about some boys going out to see the dead body of a kid who had been hit by a train.
We met a hippie with his truck. After starting talking about a series of abstract and absurd things about religion and the meaning of life he shifted to his real point: selling natural seeds and other stuff.
Well, it is his way of living naturally but, beware of changing your mind about the sky-trails left by plains or aliens legends around the park, do not disappoint him ;)
We went in the 1st week of May. The first day it was hot. The weather changed overnight and it was cool to cold the rest of our trip. A good coat wouldn't be a bad idea. If you're going to one of the higher levels of Shasta by car, you might also need an umbrella (if it's snowing). Definately bring hiking boots/shoes. There's lots to see in...more
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If you're like me... afraid of heights, this will get your goosebumps going. Shasta Dam has got to be the largest dam I've even been to. I know it's not as big as the more famous one (i.e. Hoover Dam) but, still it is in one word: HUGE. And apparently it is the TALLEST and behind Hoover Damn, the 2nd largest dam in the U.S.It's places like this...more
For those who might be into it, there's a chance to do some minor caving. You'll need some flashlights and it would be best to have more than one in case one goes out. Once you're in the caves it is pitch black in there a would be somewhat dangerous to walk around in without any portable light source.Pluto caves is dank in some parts, cold, and...more
No matter what angle you have on it, Mt Shasta is an impressive sight. Not only does it tower over 14,000 feet high, but it stands virtually alone. No other mountains obstruct the view of this giant. And it can be visible, on a good clear day, for many miles. I loved seeing the mountain from so many different places.more