Ryan Loughrey

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

Jan 25, 2018 9:19 PM Outdoors

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. more

Jan 23, 2018 12:36 PM Outdoors



Although the hike is 9 miles roundtrip, views of the 645-foot waterfall make it worth every step more

Jan 11, 2018 9:46 AM Outdoors

Fred Johnson - July 2, 2002

Fred Johnson - July 2, 2002

From the fire lookout, you can see Mt. Shasta, Black Butte, Lassen Peak, and the twinkling lights of the cities and I-5 corridor far below more

Dec 21, 2017 9:23 AM Outdoors

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

Dec 1, 2017 1:47 PM Outdoors 1 Comments

Venturing out of the wilderness and finding an adventure in the city is always necessary to bring everything into perspective more

Nov 28, 2017 2:07 PM Blog

It truly felt like we were walking along the surface of Mars more

Nov 22, 2017 12:43 PM Outdoors

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. more

Nov 21, 2017 1:47 PM 1 Comments

Although winters in northern California are marked by a smattering of storms and the all but too familiar traditions that come with them, there is one other tradition we hold dear: consuming seasonal craft beer more

Nov 21, 2017 12:27 PM Blog

Standing in the field of exposed obsidian feeling both completely exposed and completely hidden is a strange and wondrous feeling more

Nov 5, 2017 1:25 PM Outdoors

Before the true summer heat, there is one local destination I wanted to see: The hot springs at Kosk Creek more

Nov 3, 2017 11:29 AM Outdoors 3 Comments

We walked the trail at the top, and took in the views of Lassen Peak, the Fantastic Lava Beds, Painted Dunes, Butte Lake and Snag Lake more

Oct 10, 2017 12:34 AM Outdoors

If you like chasing waterfalls, the Trail of Ten Falls is right for you more

Oct 3, 2017 5:37 PM Outdoors

It surprised us that we were the only people up at these lakes more

Sep 25, 2017 8:32 AM Outdoors

While Kings Creek Falls stands tall and shouts its glory as the largest falls in Lassen, Cold Boiling Lake quietly bubbles in a lazy meadow more

Aug 30, 2017 11:28 AM Outdoors

We stayed in a hotel in Crescent City, explored Fern Canyon, and lunched at the Trinidad Eatery on their famous clam chowder. more

Aug 29, 2017 3:05 AM Outdoors

“Caution go no further without head cover. BATS” more

Aug 27, 2017 10:31 AM Outdoors

Root Creek Falls is a large, multi-tiered waterfall just below Castle Dome more

Aug 23, 2017 9:31 AM Outdoors 1 Comments

Hiking Lassen Peak was on my summer bucket list and it was the perfect day to cross it off the list more

Aug 22, 2017 9:16 AM Outdoors

Hop to it, sip some of these drinks and let your heart malt. more

Aug 18, 2017 3:28 PM