Category Archives: Sacramento River

The Hilltop Drive trailhead to Sacramento River Trail

Hike Redding! Image captured during a break in the weather on a January day from above the Hilltop Dive trailhead to the river trail. This section of trail gets plenty of use. You can park on Hilltop and be rewarded … Continue reading

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A glorious finale to a fine Fall day in Redding

I captured these images from the boat launch on the Sacramento River at Caldwell Park a few evenings ago. It was very beautiful. I can’t help but wonder how it would be if passenger trains could traverse our river city … Continue reading

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High water release at Shasta Dam

A series of views of the Shasta Dam spillway running at high water release I captured on Feb 12 2017. This water flows into the Sacramento River. I believe the flow was around 70,000 cubic feet per second at this … Continue reading

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Kayaks and paddle boarders

Right here in downtown Redding California. This group just enjoying the day on the mighty Sacramento River.   

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“Mountain lion cub” sighting on the Sacramento River Trail

The woman in the white outfit looked both scared and excited. She approached us on the trail in half steps, her hand held up in the universal “stop” signal. She moved her finger to her lips. “Shhh. You have to … Continue reading

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There otter be a law

That we should all seem as carefree as this otter exploring the Sacramento River in Redding yesterday. Click on images to enlarge a bit. “It’s looking right at you,” says my companion. “Indeed so.” Significant of something. A rare exchange. … Continue reading

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Fishing the Sacramento in the City of Redding

Shot these images of fishermen in Redding from the Sacramento River trail yesterday. Glorious day for a stroll after a Fall rainstorm. Click any to slightly enlarge. Trout fishing inside city limits. It’s Really Redding.

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View salmon at Lake Redding’s fish ladder

Redding has a fish ladder at the dam for Lake Redding that serves to divert water to the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation canal. It allows salmon and other species get upstream when the dam is up. At the ladder are a … Continue reading

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A Park Marina Vision

Once there was a plan for Redding’s most visible riverfront. Some students envisioned what it might look like. It was a nice idea. View Larger Map “Of the 27 acres in the Park Marina area, 18 acres will be dedicated … Continue reading

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Arches across the Sacramento

Just a lovely detail of two bridges about a hundred years apart. It’s Really Redding.

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