Sierra Rescue, Training Everyday Heroes

By Melissa Wynn Melissa | Mountain Valley Living Magazine – I never gave much thought to how rescue workers acquire their skill until I stumbled upon a  lesson in progress in the rapid, late spring waters of Deer Creek. I was strolling through the Potato Patch...

Mt. Lassen National Park

On May 22, 1915, an explosive eruption at Lassen Peak, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, devastated nearby areas and rained volcanic ash as far away as 200 miles to the east. This explosion was the most powerful in a 1914-17 series of eruptions...

Primo Pasta, Original Pete’s

Original Pete’s  ~  2495 Carmichael Drive – Chico, Ca  ~   (530) 891-0611     originalpetes.net Melissa | Mountain Valley Living MagazineBy Melissa Wynn On a warm June morning, a friend and I were exploring campgrounds along Hwy 32 and came upon Mike...

Bucks Lake Family Playground/ Fisherman’s Paradise

Bucks Lake Family Playground/ Fisherman’s Paradise Special to Mountain Valley Living Magazine By Bryan Roccucci photos by Bryan Roccucci Located a short 17 mile drive from the town of Quincy, California is Bucks Lake. Bucks lies in a beautiful granite basin surrounded...

Red’s Old 395 Grill 775-887-0395

By Melissa Wynn Every now and then during my wanderings I find a place that is truly out of the ordinary. Red’s Old 395 Grill at 1055 S. Carson Street in Carson City is beyond unique with antique cars, sleighs and larger than life old ship carvings hanging from...

Spring Babies Of The Sierra

By Melissa Wynn – bigstockphoto.comWildlife abounds in the Sierra Nevada and the babies of Spring attract visitors to our neck of the woods from around the world. Who could resist catching a glimpse of some of our most famous furry forest friends?  Spring is the...

Susanville….Seeking Outdoor Adventure

By Melissa Wynn Summer fun around Susanville means hiking the miles of scenic nearby trails. Susanville Ranch Park is a local favorite offering 22 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails with spectacular meadow and valley views. The park’s southern portion winds...

Easy Avocado Salad

Easy Avocado Salad bigstockphotoIngredients: 2 avocados (peeled, pitted, cubed) 2-3 tomatoes (cubed) OR 10 cherry tomatoes chopped into halves 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese (cubed) 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons basil (dried or fresh) salt &...

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