Monthly Archives: March 2013


Lake Shasta and the Shasta Dam Turn 75

(c) Sleakphotography
On our first visit to tour the area that we had identified as the leading possibility for our retirement home, I can remember the excitement of waking up in Redding, stepping outside of the hotel and realizing that the “cloud” I was seeing to the north was actually Mt. Shasta. We had flown in after Continue Reading...

The Slush Bike-Hike Challenge!

Slush Bike Hike Challenge
Are you up to it??? Whoa! Get ready to get dirty during the 1st annual bike adventurer race at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park! The Slush Bike and Hike Challenge begins with a mass start at the top of the Marmot Lift; carrying your bike over snow through a challenging 5 miles of varied conditions Continue Reading...

There Is Something About McCloud . . . .

Where others may look at McCloud and see challenges (and admittedly there are some), we actually see abundant opportunity – and believe that others will too. Imagine a remote community, away from the maelstrom of modern living, but still only 4 hours away from the world-class city that is San Francisco. This community offers high-speed Continue Reading...

McCloud Local First

Recycle Locally
Part of the appeal of McCloud, CA is the way it refreshes our family bonds because of the lifestyle that is dictated by the rural setting. Every meal is taken together when we are here, and the turbulence of modern life is set aside allowing us to focus on the things that are most important. Continue Reading...

Welcome to the State of Jefferson

Visitors to McCloud, CA may start wondering what State they are actually in given the abundance of signage in the area alluding to the “State of Jefferson”. The State of Jefferson was a proposed U.S. state that would span the contiguous, mostly rural area of southern Oregon and northern California, where several attempts to secede Continue Reading...