Author Archives: Skip@RR

Granddaughter takes flight

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Mountain biking in the Redding burn scar

Striking mountain bike video of the trails west of Redding, post Carr Fire. These riders and their coolest-ever dog, show what it looks like as the fire recovery begins. Green grass, flowers, and twisted burned manzanita. Looks like you can … Continue reading

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Heading to Redding after a good snowfall season

From Shingletown on Hwy 44, looking towards our destination, Redding CA.

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Shasta Dam with floodgates open

Redding is blessed by an abundance of fresh water. “Freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. … Continue reading

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Stronger than Carr, the short film

The Carr fire of 2018 wounded Redding badly.  A few local citizens hired a local film studio named speropictures to create something about special about it, and it is quite amazing. The live event premiere of the short seems to … Continue reading

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Sunset at the Sacramento River near the rail trestle.

Unseasonably warm November weather helped me decide to shoot a timelapse of the Sacramento River at the rail trestle. It wasn’t a super spectacular sunset, but it was very pretty nonetheless. Over the course of shooting, I was surprised to … Continue reading

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Lenticular clouds at Mt. Shasta

Timelapse of the sky and lake taken 1/26/2018 from the Shasta Dam overlook. It was a beautiful day. Watch full screen.

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The waterfalls of McCloud

With perfect Fall weather, we and the dog spent the day hiking around the 3 waterfalls of the McCloud River you can reach easily from Highway 89. Upper Falls: Middle Falls: Lower Falls: Just over an hour’s drive north from … Continue reading

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Map of Shasta Lake… or Lake Shasta

Is it Shasta Lake, or Lake Shasta? Anyway, here’s a nice looking commercial map of Lake Shasta. Click to enlarge. Redding is a resort town, although we often seem to forget that. This map makes it clear. You can get … Continue reading

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Redding’s Ribbon Bridge after the Carr Fire

Aerial footage from the day they re-opened Redding’s Sacramento River Trail on the north side. The bridge itself was closed due to the Carr Fire. I posted this on Facebook saying it wasn’t as bad as I’d feared. That comment … Continue reading

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