Best of California’s Northern Sierra
The Village at Squaw Valley: This adorable mountainside village, part of the Squaw Valley ski resort, is the perfect place to while away a winter day amid the numerous boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and entertainment.
MacArthur-Burney Falls: Touted as the “the most beautiful waterfall in California,” these cascades run year-round and are accessible via a short, easy path.
Lake Shasta Caverns: A quick boat ride across Shasta Lake leads to these wonderful cathedral-like caverns, filled with natural limestone and marble stalactites, stalagmites, and new formations all their own.
Loomis Museum: This interpretive museum offers a history of Lassen’s volcanic eruptions through a series of stunning and informative pictorials.
Bumpass Hell: A two-mile hike leads through this hot bed of geothermal activity, including boiling mud pots, fumaroles, steaming springs, and pools of boiling, steaming water.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition