Chip O'Brien

Beach view from Lake Siskiyou Camp & Resort

Active NorCal

Northern California is stuffed to the gills with great places to camp more

Dec 27, 2017 10:40 AM Outdoors

Did Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller dive off of Burney Falls during the filming of one of the first Tarzan films in the 1930s? more

Dec 7, 2017 12:32 PM Blog 1 Comments

Even the best GPS units cannot compare with a steelhead’s innate ability to find their native river from the ocean more

Dec 6, 2017 2:15 PM Outdoors



Names almost always make for a good story, and Hat Creek is no exception. more

Nov 10, 2017 8:44 AM History 7 Comments

Defending myself against unseen monstrosities had not been part of my plan for backpacking into northern California’s Caribou Wilderness more

Nov 5, 2017 8:00 AM Outdoors

Describing a time of year when this small impoundment east of Burney doesn’t fish well can be a real challenge... more

Oct 3, 2017 9:12 AM Outdoors 1 Comments

Peering into the lives of the first non-Native people in Northern California, dreams, imaginings and real history clash in a bloody battlefield swirling in shadow... more

Aug 16, 2017 10:00 AM History

Shasta Caverns 1

Active NorCal

I'm frequently amazed by how many NorCal locals have not visited Shasta Caverns. Then again, Parisians are seldom found in the Louvre. more

Jul 14, 2017 3:00 PM Outdoors