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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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The stormy weather broke just long enough for us to take a hike to Boulder Creek Falls more

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In the winter, skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and snowshoers flock to the Bunny Flat trailhead. In the Spring, Summer and Fall, hikers and backpackers enjoy breathtakingly scenic jaunts there... 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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There aren't many places in the world where you can hike for miles with natural shade more

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Epic Cliff Jump

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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

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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

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

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

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"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

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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

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  • Walking at Bumpass Hell

    Hikers walking along the boardwalk through Bumpass Hell.