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Did you know that Northern California and Southern Oregon are home to seven national park sites? Read more

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Amanda Sweeney

Even though it's February, the sun will be shining on NorCal and temperatures are sure to be very warm. Go take advantage of the beautiful weather! Read more

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The walks cover one to two miles of moderately strenuous terrain and they don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests near the Visitor Center Read more

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This humble little trail winds to the forest and finishes at a small lake at the base of a momentous peak: Chaos Crags Read more

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Other than our snowshoe prints, the only disturbances to the perfect layers of snow were a few animal tracks. I suspect we were the only humans on that trail that day. Read more

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Feeding wildlife in Lassen Volcanic National Park is strictly prohibited. But I think we can make an exception for the 35th President of the United States. Read more

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Eighty percent of the fees collected at Lassen are returned to the park for specific projects Read more

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If you hike up Lassen Peak during the right time of year, you will encounter literally millions of butterflies Read more

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Bumpass Hell in Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the most popular destinations in NorCal. But for the man that found the area, it ruined his life. Read more

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When I came to the mouth of the cave, I did not see the usual welcoming entrance. Instead, daggers of icicles dangled from the roof, resembling the sharp and jagged teeth of some subterranean beast. Read more

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The views of a snowy Lassen Peak and Brokeoff Mountain made the trek worthwhile Read more

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There is no better way to explore the Shasta region then through the lens of a dog Read more

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With the recent precipitation we have seen in NorCal, it has been a mental process of quickly putting the summer behind us and look forward to winter activities Read more

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

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Hundreds of waterfalls call NorCal their home and we've been on a quest to find the best waterfalls the North State has to offer Read more

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When Ryan Loughrey tried to summit Lassen's Brokeoff Mountain during a snowstorm, he learned a lesson in determination and safety Read more

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It was less than three months after the roads had been cleared of snow from last winter Read more

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Lassen Peak erupted from 1914-1917, an incredible event that was documented by local photographer J.B. Loomis Read more

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Learn more about the 10 must-see local destinations in the Shasta Cascade region Read more

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