Author: Christy Milan

A Trip Into The Trinity Alps

By Christy Milan There is something to be said for a day that ends with pastel pinks, purples and blues. The limbs of the trees stretch upwards toward the dim light and shadows begin to dance among the skyline. Sunset has come to the Trinity Alps Wilderness. These are California’s very own Alps, with peaks rising to 9,000 feet and over 500,000 acres; this is truly a wilderness adventure. Alpine lakes are scattered among canyons created by glaciers thousands of years ago. Sparkling clear streams meander through the lush green mountain meadows. The wilderness comes alive with blacktailed deer,...

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Redding Jet Boat Tours

By Christy Milan The water splashes up and you hear the motor whirling as you dash across the water with the speed of a jet. The sun is shining and the water is perfect. Summer is here in the North state and with the rains and snow of winter, our area is the perfect place to get away and play. One area to do just that is the Sacramento River. The Sacramento River is California’s longest river and it originates in the mountains of Northern California. The Upper Sacramento River, McCloud River and Pit River all flow into Shasta...

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Day Hikes Around Anderson

By Christy Milan The stress of the week resulted in my desire to “blow off some steam.” I did not want to go too far due to time limits. This led me to discover many trails throughout my town, Anderson, and neighborhoods. The sun was finally shining and this made the need to go hit the trails become impossible to resist. I put on my walking shoes, grabbed my bottle of water and sunglasses and drove to a local walking/biking trail. The air was clean and I felt it rush into my lungs as I quickened my pace. Others...

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Gaia Hotel, Restaurant & Spa A Green Experience

Photos courtesy of Gaia Food photos and article by Christy Milan Travelers driving along I-5 have an opportunity to experience the Gaia Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. Positioned perfectly along I-5, the hotel overlooks the serene Sacramento River. The mountains of Shasta and Trinity loom in the distance with Mt.Shasta standing as a focal point. The valley stretches out offering many activities to locals and visitors. The Gaia is in a unique location offering little travel time to great adventures of all kinds. Within an hour or so you can be fishing, hunting, swimming, kayaking, hiking, skiing or any other activity offered here in beautiful Norcal. Redding is considered the gateway to...

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Rodeos, Reins and Ropes

By Christy Milan COTTONWOOD: May 13-14, 2017 • cottonwoodchamberofcommerce.com  Cowboys and cowgirls will blaze a trail to Cottonwood California to celebrate the 55th annual Cottonwood Rodeo.  Held annually every year on Mother’s Day weekend, the residents of Cottonwood celebrate the cowboy & (cowgirl) with various activities. The kick off BBQ to start the rodeo week takes place with plenty of tasty cowboy BBQ.  Other events include Ladies Nite Out, on Wednesday, the Friday evening Kiddie Parade, Saturday main rodeo parade and the main event, the rodeo on both days. This year the theme for the Saturday parade is Ridin’, Ropin’ &...

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