Mccloud Middle Falls Photograph by John Heywood

The McCloud River is one of Northern California’s most scenic and famous waterways. It begins its journey in the vast, wooded flat lands spreading out beneath the southern foot of Mount Shasta. Although the river’s headwaters are springs at the eastern end of the McCloud Flats, water flowing off of Mount Shasta in the form of Ash Creek and Mud Creek contribute significantly to the river’s volume. More importantly, the river is swollen by subterranean waters coming from the heart of the great volcano. The McCloud has been shaped by volcanism in more tangible ways besides its volume as well. The canyons carved by the river expose the fiery past the region has experienced. One stretch of the McCloud River in particular offers especially dramatic testimony Mount Shasta’s activity. A few miles above the Lake McCloud reservoir, the river passes through a deep canyon that contains cooled lava flows, columnar basalt and cliffs composed of tufa. Through all of this, the McCloud has carved an extremely scenic channel.SOURCE:

Source: Mccloud Middle Falls Photograph by John Heywood

Paradise Lake #1 Photograph by John Heywood

I have spent many hours on that trail running trail races and mountain biking…

Paradise Lake is a 6.6 mile out and back trail located near Magalia, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-Source:


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Source: Paradise Lake #1 Photograph by John Heywood

Crater Lake #5 Photograph by John Heywood

Crater Lake National Park image #5…one of my favorite views summer 2019. Crater Lake National Park is in the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon. It’s known for its namesake Crater Lake, formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama. Wizard Island is a cinder cone near the western edge of the lake. The Rim Drive, a road surrounding the lake, offers views of the park’s volcanic formations. The park’s numerous trails include Sun Notch, with views of the Phantom Ship, a small island.

Crater Lake #5 Photograph by John Heywood

Source: Crater Lake #5 Photograph by John Heywood

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