Kayaking on Paradise Lake Paradise Lake is one of two reservoirs which stores water for Paradise, CA. It is a source of public water supply; therefore, it is strictly regulated. It covers an area of 244 acres and is surrounded by beautiful wooded land and has a shoreline of 7.5 miles. Its’ function is to store raw water for our community of Paradise. It holds approximately 11,500 acre feet of water. It is our only reservoir that allows fishing and recreation. Magalia Reservoir is located…Continue Reading “Kayaking on Paradise Lake”

Honey Run road…Paradise After visiting HoneyRun Bridge you can take a one lane road to Paradise from Butte Creek canyon. Take your time and drive, bike or hike slowly enjoying the views and staying safe as this is a one lane road with traffic traveling in both directions. Here is a trip advisor link about Honey Run Bridge https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32201-d5294326-Reviews-Honey_Run_Covered_Bridge-Chico_California.html

Paradise Lake in Magalia, CA if you are walking, hiking, biking or running the trail along the shores of Paradise Lake is unforgettable….this year we are blessed with a lot of spring rain. Get out there and enjoy this beautiful trail

North Table Mountain – Wild flower bloom The spring rains have really helped this wild flower season be one of the best, be sure to check it out before it’s over. Also the waterfalls are amazing right now. You will now need an inexpensive land pass now to gain access.

North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve – hike spring 2018 Created by ancient lava (basalt) flows, the approximately 3,300 acre North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is an elevated basalt mesa with beautiful vistas of spring wildflowers, waterfalls, lava outcrops, and a rare type of vernal pool, called Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pools. Typically fissures in the basalt soak up winter rains, forming seasonal streams and waterfalls. In a few places, however, the underlying basalt is impermeable to water forming a temporary pool. Soon to dry up…Continue Reading “North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve – hike spring 2018”

a hike with a view…Phantom Falls Phantom Falls or Coal Canyon Falls is a waterfall at Coal Canyon near Oroville, California, within the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. The waterfall is 164 feet high and runs off the edge of Coal Canyon, in front of a grotto. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Falls

green trees attended my first hike with Chico Hiking Association…I was amazed at the magical mystery tour I had embarked on with our leader Suzanne …there will be many more…get-outside….you will be amazed

age is a state of mind (picture taken yesterday from a hike with Chico Hiking Association…this hill was straight up….no stopping) taken from an online article…see source at bottom Last month, I took a 7.5-mile hike near Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. Thanks to a nearly 1,900 foot-elevation gain, I definitely got a good cardiovascular workout. But hitting the trail may offer some additional health benefits, as I learned from Dr. Aaron L. Baggish, associate director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at…Continue Reading “age is a state of mind”

the rains have returned to northern CA this was taken mid March 2018 on a hike in northern CA…we are so fortunate to be able to see scenes like this and are happy to share them with you….many more to come soon….spring is almost here