Category Archives: Adventure

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A Quick Visit – And New Destinations

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Cindy and I just returned from a great visit “home” to McCloud. This time it was just the two of us which gave us an opportunity to do some exploring in areas that we haven’t seen before. The weather really cooperated as well, with the much needed rain holding off until the following week! We Continue Reading...
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10 Reasons to Visit McCloud in 2014

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McCloud is always worth the visit.  With many natural attractions and outdoor activities to explore, here are ten reasons you should come again and again to experience the wonder of this amazing town. 1.         McCloud Easter Egg Hunt April 12, 2014 As spring returns to mountains, the Easter Bunny hops into Hoo Hoo Park.  Asking Continue Reading...
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The State of Jefferson Trade Route

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From Forest to Sea! Crisscrossing the forests of Siskiyou County are thousands of miles of trails.  Travelled over the years by deer and bear, Native Americans, fur trappers, and settlers, these paths twist and turn through the trees and mountains of the landscape presenting panoramic views of the land and the hidden treasures nature has Continue Reading...
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John Muir and the Mountain

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By Gary VanDeWalker Eight children raced through the Muir home in Scotland.  John Muir was the third child, always looking for an adventure in nature.  In 1849, his family moved to America, settling on a farm in Wisconsin.  Muir grew up in the outdoors, pursuing the sciences in college, changing from subject to subject and Continue Reading...
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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

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By Gary VanDeWalker:   For Native Americans, water forms a supernatural line along the landscape, with a waterfall presenting a place of power.  As Burney Creek bursts out from underground springs of its forest home, it moves through the forest and bushes, plunging hard over the edge of the fauna covered cliff, cascading down in a Continue Reading...
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Introducing HikeMtShasta.com

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  Editor’s Note: The following blog post is taken from www.hikemtshasta.com and used with permission. In addition to being a great read from both the “adventure” and “heritage” angles, it also introduces our blog readers to a fantastic local resource for hikes in and around the McCloud area. If you haven’t added www.hikemtshasta.com to your Continue Reading...
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Hedge Creek Falls & The Gentleman Outlaw

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McCloud Blog Note:  The photo featured on our homepage for this story is actually the “payoff” view from the end of the trail. Once you get to the viewing platform that overhangs the river, scramble up the hillside to catch this fabulous glimpse of Mt. Shasta! Over the hill from McCloud, at the northern end Continue Reading...
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The History of Snowman’s Hill

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As cars rush over the Snowman’s Hill summit towards their destinations, the steep mountainside to the west remains unnoticed and unremarkable.  The snowy slopes guide their way forward.   Yet there is a story here along Highway 89 when this summit was famous and the snow covered run was crowded with cheering people.  Today the mountainside Continue Reading...
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The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

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By Gary VanDeWalker In the Pacific Northwest, volcanoes are scattered throughout the broad swaths of forest.  They tower over the foothills and act as sleeping dragons.  McCloud lies in the center of these ancient wonders, along the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road, a 500 mile pathway presenting the complexities and beauty of geological Continue Reading...
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Enjoy McCloud Bike-toberfest!

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By Gary VanDeWalker The fall brings changes to the mountains.  The air brings a chill in anticipation of winter.  Summer bare mountains sport new hats of snow.  Jackets make their appearances on the streets.  In McCloud, bikes begin to appear for the second annual McCloud Bike-toberfest. On October 12, registration will open at 7 am Continue Reading...