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Chip O'Brien

The longest tributary to Shasta Lake, the Pit River begins in a series of small forks in Lassen and Modoc Counties. It remains rather slow and sluggish until... more

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Welcome to your 64,000-acre playground crisscrossed by hiking trails, running water and a generous number of alpine lakes just west of Lake Tahoe more

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Beach view from Lake Siskiyou Camp & Resort

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

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

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

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LassenNPS

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

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

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

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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

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

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