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12 weekends of Summer; a dozen one-tank vacations nearby (Part 1 of 2)!

Get ready, get set:  with 12 weekends of Summer, a dozen one-tank vacations nearby! Summer is a week old; have you planned your weekends and vacation(s)?  If not, here are a dozen suggestions for the remaining summer weeks/weekends (six this week, six more next, starting a few hours north of Stockton and moving clockwise to […]

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Redding celebrates as the Sun Dial Bridge reaches 10th anniversary!

  The approach to the iconic Sun Dial Bridge in Redding shows off its modern and airy structure. Shasta’s old stores and hotels are mere skeletons, preserved in Shasta State Historic Park! Western Star Masonic Temple, dating to 1854, is oldest Masonic Temple in CA, and anchors Shasta’s Main Street, Hwy. 299. Weaverville is a […]

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Trinity Alps Wilderness and Weaverville, CA…a teaser preview

  Trinity Lake, usually brimming with blue water, is down about 100 feet due to the drought; this is the north end where the Trinity River enters; showing old mining tailings usually hidden by water. Weaverville’s downtown truly captures Gold Rush and small town spirit! Just west of Redding about 40 miles is the quaint […]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park; land of fire and ice!

  Lake Helen on Memorial Day Weekend remains frozen solid at 8,000 feet, on the road through Lassen Park; that is Mt. Lassen rising majestically behind the lake. The Sulpher Works, near Lassen’s southwest entrance, was a privately owned sulfer producer and tourist spa until the1950s; today if offers burbling mud pots and hot springs, […]

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