Huckleberries: Purple Gold of the Northwest

Since our very first trip to Idaho back in 2017 I have been absolutely hooked on hucks. I’m convinced there’s nothing that can’t be made better with huckleberries! Ice cream, milk shakes, turnovers, scones, pancakes, jams and jellies, you name it! My husband even had chicken and waffles with huckleberry syrup at a restaurant downtown.

Sunken Road, Whiskeytown Lake

Duration: Day Trip, 2-4 hours Distance: 0.7 miles, 0ft elevation gain Difficulty: Easy-Moderate Region: Shasta County, CA Nearby Cities: Redding Traffic: Moderate-High Day Use/Parking Pass: Day Use or Annual Park Pass Required Dogs Allowed: Yes Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed on trails Many locals know the history of Whiskeytown Lake Reservoir. Parallel to countless other mountainousContinue reading “Sunken Road, Whiskeytown Lake”

Ready to Run

Aaron and I have been housesitting for family for the past two weeks, so while our adventures have taken a back burner to chores and pet watching, I wanted to revisit a few of my favorite foot trails here in Redding. Cookie loves to run and play so we are out jogging every chance we get, butContinue reading “Ready to Run”

Faery Falls/Ney Springs

Duration: Day Trip, 2-4 hours Distance: 1.2 miles, 300ft elevation gain Difficulty: Easy-Moderate Region: Siskiyou County, CA Nearby Cities: Mt. Shasta hi Traffic: Low-Moderate Day Use/Parking Pass: None Dogs Allowed: Yes Restrictions: Dirt access road is not maintained, low clearance vehicles not recommended Being a lifelong resident of Shasta County, I relish any opportunity toContinue reading “Faery Falls/Ney Springs”

Ahjumawi State Park

Duration: Day Trip, 4-6hrs or overnight Distance: 3+ miles Difficulty: Easy-Moderate Region: Eastern Shasta County, CA Nearby Cities: Fall River Mills, Burney Traffic: Low-Moderate Day Use/Parking Pass: Permit required for overnight camping only – $15.00 Dogs Allowed: Yes Restrictions: Only access is by boat; no motorized watercraft allowed Over the weekend, Aaron and I wentContinue reading “Ahjumawi State Park”