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

There aren't many places in the world where you can hike for miles with natural shade more

Aug 29, 2017 9:23 AM Outdoors

Maybe someday, I'll attempt the PCT. Until then, I'll live vicariously through the adventures of others. more

Aug 24, 2017 8:47 AM Outdoors

The Flumes/Cable Pools in Paradise are a cool adventure into NorCal's history and an unbelievable swimming hole to boot more

Jul 28, 2017 9:35 AM Outdoors 3 Comments

New ownership has taken control of Mt. Shasta Ski Park and they have shown that they are ready to bring back summer activities to the mountain more

Jul 24, 2017 2:35 PM 1 Comments

In order to celebrate the Lassen road opening, we decided put together our 10 favorite activities to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park during the summer. more

Jul 24, 2017 9:51 AM Outdoors

It's hard to beat the experience you get when you're standing at the summit of a significant mountain, especially when it's an active volcano more

Jul 22, 2017 12:51 PM Outdoors

Epic Cliff Jump

Active NorCal

Recently, the Active NorCal team (and friends of course) decided to take a little camping trip up to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. We've listed some of our findings for the benefit of would-be Whiskeytown campers. more

May 2, 2017 8:00 AM Outdoors 1 Comments

We know that Mt. Shasta is difficult to summit, but for those who are adventurous enough to complete the summit, it can be a life-changing experience. more

Mar 31, 2017 9:37 AM

The stormy weather broke just long enough for us to take a hike to Boulder Creek Falls. This is the one waterfall of Whiskeytown I had not been to, and I wasn’t about to wait until spring or summer to try it. more

Feb 23, 2017 9:47 AM Outdoors 1 Comments

Festival goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, adventure, conservation, water, our changing world, wildlife, and agriculture. more

Nov 7, 2016 1:56 PM

In the winter, skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and snowshoers flock to the Bunny Flats trailhead. In the Spring, Summer and Fall, hikers and backpackers enjoy breathtakingly scenic jaunts there... more

Nov 1, 2016 10:38 AM Outdoors

NorCal view

Active NorCal

Camping may have changed a lot over the years, but enthusiasm for this family-friendly harbinger of fair weather has blossomed well beyond the walls of any tent. Northern California is stuffed to the gills with great places to camp. more

Apr 30, 2014 10:40 AM Outdoors

Climbing Shasta Bally is a bit harder than climbing Lassen Peak, but not nearly as tough as climbing Mt. Shasta. People in reasonably good shape who are up for a challenge should give it a try. more

Feb 20, 2014 1:56 PM Outdoors 1 Comments

"Though I had stood on Shasta's summit several times before, I realized that something in me had changed since the last time. Teaching had become my new mountain something I had obviously come to value more than standing on top of a 14,180-ft rock" more

Feb 18, 2014 8:49 AM Outdoors

The next time someone tells you to take a hike, it’s nice to know (if they meant it literally) that NorCal has some terrific options. Lions and tigers and bears? You bet! Well, except for tigers, but during summer we get extra points for rattlesnakes more

Dec 18, 2013 10:52 AM Outdoors