Mt. Shasta Flash Flood Incident

December 26, 2012

MT. SHASTA, California – A part of the Konwakiton Glacier on Mt. Shasta broke off and sent a mudflow cascading down the mountain Saturday.  As a result, the National Weather Service issue a flash-flood watch Sunday as debris clogged two roads in McCloud.

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Review of 2012 Lincoln City Kite Festival

July 15, 2012

The 2012 Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival was held on the beach in the center of Lincoln City, at the D-River Wayside on June 23-24rd. After driving down from Portland, OR after work, we made the two hour drive to Lincoln City and stayed at the Coho Oceanfront Lodge on the north side of town. […]

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Mountain high: A review of Mt. Shasta from The Hindu

May 4, 2012

Mountain high By RISHAD SAAM MEHTA Published: May 4, 2012 18:43 IST | Lakes, walks, viewpoints… Mount Shasta, the well-kept secret in Northern California is packed with wow moments Mount Shasta in Northern California is a well-kept secret. It is a straight, smooth and simple five-hour drive from San Francisco. It has some of the […]

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Mossbrae Falls Off Limits to Visitors

August 12, 2011

I have some unbelievable news out of Dunsmuir: Mossbrae Falls is now off limits to visitors.   The  Siskiyou County Sheriff started a crackdown the 4th of July weekend and cited a several dozen people who were visiting the falls.  In addition, the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce has posted a warning on their website saying that […]

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An afternoon hike to Cedar Lake, Lower Cliff Lake, and Cliff Lake

July 14, 2011
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(Picture of Terrace Lake. Credit: website) Last week I was talking with a guy who works at Mt. Shasta Ray’s grocery store, and he mentioned that he had just visited Cliff Lake.  It’s funny he mentioned that because I had been wanting to visit the lakes in this area for quite some time.   I […]

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Local Mt. Shasta & McCloud Establishments Featured in LA Times

June 25, 2011

Great article in today’s Los Angeles Times featuring stops along the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.  A number of local establishments like Lily’s & the McCloud Mercantile are featured in the article.,0,5063397.story  

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McBride Springs campground to reopen June 24, 2011

June 23, 2011

Good news for campers: the McBride Springs Campground, located a couple miles out of town on the Everitt Memorial Highway, will reopen for the first time since 2009.   Interesting fact though: the newspaper article says that the campground was closed due to the discovery of a fungal infection.  However, I thought it was closed due […]

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Lake Siskiyou & Lake Siskiyou Camp-Resort

June 4, 2011

Lake Siskiyou is located on the edge of Mt. Shasta at the 3,185 ft elevation.  The lake is very popular with boaters & campers during the summer.  It’s especially popular among families with children. The lake is formed by Box Canyon Dam, which sits at the eastern edge of the 430 acre lake. W.A. Barr […]

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A relaxing afternoon at Gumboot Lake

June 1, 2011

Gumboot Lake is a beautiful seven acre alpine lake located at the 6,050 elevation. It’s nestled in the mountains about 15 miles west of Mt. Shasta, and is easily accessible by paved road. It used to be known as an excellent fishing lake, but this lake and others in the area are no longer being […]

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Trail Review: Squaw Valley Creek/Cabin Creek Trail

May 23, 2011

McCloud, CA – I’m one of the luckiest guys on earth because the Pacific Crest Trail passes within a twenty minute drive of my house. In a very short time, I can be hiking in some amazing country. After such a long winter, I’ve been itching for a hike so I decided to check out […]

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March snowstorm in McCloud breaks all records

May 17, 2011

McCloud, CA – Just when everyone thought winter was over, McCloud received a record-breaking 8 feet of snow during the third week of March, turning the area into a late-winter wonderland. With so much snowfall, everyone in town was pretty nervous about the reliability of the electrical power grid.  Last year, McCloud was without power […]

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2010 Siskiyou County Fall Pumpkin Patch Update

September 25, 2010

I have a report on my website that tells me which words or phrases people are searching for when they visit.  Some of the most popular recent keywords are “McCloud Pumpkin Train” and “Hunter Orchards Pumpkin Patch”.  It looks like people are already planning their Fall pumpkin activities! First, a piece of bad news:  The […]

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What’s going on with Siskiyou County’s Economy?

September 20, 2010

So what’s going on with Siskiyou County’s economy, and where is it headed? Everyone knows that the county took a terrible blow in 2009, with sales tax receipts down by about 16-22% from 2008.  In 2010, the bloodletting seems to have stopped, and sales tax receipts are showing a slight improvement of a couple percent […]

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Trip Report: The Everitt Memorial Highway

September 19, 2010
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There’s one thing that all visitors to the Mt. Shasta area must have on their to-do list:  make the drive on the Everitt Memorial Highway from Mt. Shasta City to the old Ski Bowl parking lot.   This quick and easy 14 mile drive takes you to the highest point you can drive on Mt. […]

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Summer finally arrives in Mt. Shasta

June 26, 2010
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After a long delay, warm temperatures have finally arrived in the Mt. Shasta area.  Highs are expected to reach almost 90 degrees by Sunday, June 26th and are expected to remain in the 80’s until midweek. The snow is rapidly melting, and snow levels are now above the treeline at 9,000 ft.  Nighttime temperatures are […]

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