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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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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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HikeMtShasta.com!

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I recently came across a fantastic new website that we’ve already put to use on our latest visit to McCloud. If you haven’t checked out www.hikemtshasta.com I strongly encourage you to do so. We brought my parents along with us on the trip this summer and I wanted them to experience some great hiking that Continue Reading...