Yreka Things to Do
While checking out the Siskiyou County Museum I was both surprised and delighted to find evidence of the Yreka Creek Greenway. Located to the rear (east) of the museum was a visitor center, murals, and the greenway itself.The Yreka Greenway is a streamside preservation area and trail system that is a work in progress. The goal of the greenway is to...more
When visiting the Siskiyou County Courthouse in the late 1970's it was always an impressive site to see the two old churches that were less than a block away. One of them was St. Mark's Episcopal Church. A handsome 1880 style church that was across the street on 4th and Lane Streets. The church just seemed to emphasize the early pioneer days of...more
it's the last day of December and below freezing in Yreka and yet i am somewhat amazed that there are a number of folks walking and running in Greenhorn Park. The activity in this park is testimony to both the beauty of the park and the range of activities that are allowed in it. The City of Yreka has done an impressive job building facilities and...more
Driving down Main Street in Yreka we came upon the Siskiyou County Museum. Thirty years ago while working in the area I came across this museum and enjoyed it thoroughly. It has grown over the years. Today the museum is actually a collection of buildings including some that have been restored and moved to the site. Within the two stories of the...more
Yreka has a rather large, mostly attractive and lively downtown. While some of it, mostly the southern portion, has gone downhill a little, overall it is still a very lively, functioning downtown and still the heart of the city. The main area along West. Miner Street, in particular, is lively and very atrractive, with numerous stores and...more
Lava Beds NM is a national park centred on volcanic landscape in eastern Siskiyou County and western Modoc County. It is about 2 hours' drive, mostly easy driving, east of Yreka. It includes interesting landscape, numerous caves to explore, and the battle sites of the Modoc War. See separate pages on the Lava Beds for more information.One could...more
The Best Wetsern Miners' Inn is a wonderful motel, nice, well-run, and in a great location. it is...more
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You wouldn't think that the tiny and isolated town of Yreka would have a first class organic store/restaurant. However indeed it does. It has actually operated in Yreka for thirty years. ironically, their place on Main Street is located in what was once the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Siskiyou County.it's hard to classify Nature's Kitchen because...more
This is a very nice take on the standard American diner-"family" restaurant serving traditional American food. It is of the same general type of restaurant as Denny's but this local place is far, far superior.The decor may be a bit too much for some, very "sweet" and frilly but the people are very friendly, service is good, and the food is really...more
Downtown Yreka has a really nice coffeehouse in one of the many old, historic buildings lining West Miner Street, the real main street of town. It has a nice decor, partly maodern, partly old, with the embossed metal ceiling painted very colourfully and yet very well. It has great coffee and food, plsu games, etc. Overall, this is a wonderful place...more
Yreka Off The Beaten Path
By far the most impressive way to observe the majesty of Mt. Shasta is traveling south on !-5 towards Redding. When you reach the town of Weed and if the weather is clear pull off at the I-5 reststop and take a few moments to observe the mountain.
Observing Mount Shasta for the first time what immediately became apparent is how significantly higher the mountain is than the surrounding plain and how disconnected the mountain is from any other peaks. The mountain skyrockets over 10,000 feet above the surrounding area making for a most impressive site. At 14,179 feet Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in what is generally considered the Southern Cascade Range of North Americsa. it is also called s strato volcano which last erupted in 1786. The mountain to the side of Mount Shasta is called Shastina a cylindrical volcano cone that rises over 12,000 feet. The second of my pictures shows it more clearly.
Observing it from near Weed the mountain very clearly had its own weather system. Clouds were forming in a very eeery design at the tip of the peak. It made for some wonderful pictures and good memories.
The 1-5 rest stop, where two of these pics were taken, is about twenty miles south of Yreka.
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