Recreation + Outdoors

Backyard Adventure

Explore Shasta County – CAD Visitors Guide… With 3,800 square miles of territory, Shasta County is one very large outdoor adventure playground, and with a population density of about 46Read More
Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Public Space

The Creation of Paul Garrison Picnic Pavilion in Fort Jones… Forgotten and unused places in cities and towns present the perfect opportunity to reimagine public space and how it’s consumed.Read More
Community, Recreation + Outdoors

Ride On

Norcal Boomtown BMX Rides Again… On a recent Friday night, a handful of kids of all ages and their parents are gathered at the NorCal Boomtown BMX track at MargaretRead More
Recreation + Outdoors


Top CAD Trail Picks, 2022… California Adventure District encompasses 38,000 square miles of iconic California and it is home to six national forests: Lassen, Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity, Klamath, Plumas, and Modoc.Read More
Community, Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Let’s Play Ball

Walker Field in Fort Jones… Driving into Fort Jones on Highway 3 from Yreka, it’s hard not to notice the large baseball field and stadium on the right-hand side ofRead More
Recreation + Outdoors

Culture of Fire

Bill Tripp and the Karuk Relationship with Fire… Typically, kids are told not to play with fire. Not so in Bill Tripp’s family. When he was 4 years old, growingRead More
Recreation + Outdoors

Find Your Heartbeat

The Joy of Camping… They’re the places where it’s so quiet you can hear your own heartbeat, where wildflowers bloom in all the colors of the rainbow, where sheer rockRead More
Recreation + Outdoors

One Tree at a Time

The Jonsteen Company… Born out of a friendship and mutual fondness of arbors, Jonathan Claasen and Steen Christensen are aiming to save the world one tree at a time throughRead More
Community, Recreation + Outdoors

A Lambs Tale

Tawanda Farms in Montague… It’s not every day that someone winds up business partners with another mother they’ve met through their child’s preschool. But that’s just what happened to CarolRead More
Community, Recreation + Outdoors

Rough & Ready

Roughout Ranch Foundation… When Kathleen O’Donnell left her home in Amador County, she headed north to Redding in search of a more purposeful life. She wanted to combine her loveRead More
Title Image with a Bigfoot in a Forest
Recreation + Outdoors

Something Big

Camping with Bigfoot: A Guided Expedition… It was a typical chilly Sunday afternoon in the redwood forest, on January 16, 2022, when a local family of four went for aRead More
Title Image with a Close Up of a Bee on a Flower
Community, Education, Recreation + Outdoors

Oh Honey

Honeybee Discovery Center in Orland… Such is the concern for the honeybee that a mythology has developed around a quote often attributed to renowned physicist Albert Einstein. “If the beeRead More
Title Image with Woman on a Forest Service Mule
Recreation + Outdoors

Time to Pack Up

Ellen Andrews, Packer for the U.S. Forest Service… “So, stubborn a a mule is a real thing. You’ve gotta have some buy-in from the mule if you want to getRead More
Title Image with a Man on a Bucking Horse at a Rodeo
Recreation + Outdoors

Ropin’ & Ridin’

Thrills and Spills at the Etna Rodeo… Few Scott Valley traditions are as revered as the two rodeos that take place at Etna’s Scott Valley Pleasure Park on the firstRead More
Title Image with Eagle Perched on Sign at Tule Lake Wildlife Refuge
Recreation + Outdoors

Take Refuge

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge… Established in 1928 1928 by President Calvin Coolidge “as a preserve and breeding ground for wild birds and animals,” the Tule Lake National Wildlife RefugeRead More
Title Image with Field of Poppies in the Background
Recreation + Outdoors

Practically Picture Prefect

The California Poppy… Can you name California’s official state mineral? State fossil? How about the state lichen? Hmmm. Not so easy. But odds are you know California’s state flower. CaliforniaRead More
Title Image with Horse Tour Crossing a River
Community, Recreation + Outdoors

All Things Horse Related

Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center A Northern California’s gathering place for anything horse-related, Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center prides itself on keeping happy, healthy horses. The full-service equestrian boarding and training centerRead More
Community, Recreation + Outdoors

Garden Party

Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens… In a forested canyon not far from Interstate 5, white dogwoods open their buds, Shasta lilies dot the hillsides and fragrant Western azaleas scent the air, signalingRead More
Recreation + Outdoors

Seek and Explore Adventure Land

Shasta County’s Great Outdoors With almost 3,800 square miles of an outdoor adventure playground, Shasta County is the fourth-largest county in the California Adventure District, behind Siskiyou (6,200), Lassen (4,500)Read More
Recreation + Outdoors

Saddle Up

Saddle Time Retreats Cycling Experiences… They say time flies when you’re having fun. This goes doubly true, they say, if they are having fun flying down one of the manyRead More