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

May Lake, a short hike off Hwy. 120 on way up to the Tuolumne Meadows area in Yosemite.

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!

Couple poses under the Sun Dial Bridge's delicate filigree of cables spanning the Sacramento River in Redding.

  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

What I call the "Sphinx" lies at the north end of the Trinity Alps Wilderness area, just off Hwy. 3.

  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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