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Hidden Gems in Siskiyou

Castle Lake Mount Shasta Hidden Gem Siskiyou County

Mount Shasta might be the crown jewel in Siskiyou County, however, there are untold treasures and hidden gems waiting to be discovered throughout the vast landscape. From uncharted tunnels and caves to rivers and overflowing waterfalls, unassuming parks and trails, a journey through Siskiyou is an adventure you must experience.

Join me in discovering these 9 hidden gems throughout Siskiyou County.

Photography Gear Upgrades

Photography Gear Upgrades

As a professional photographer for over 10 years, and an amateur for much longer, I’ve slowly accumulated a collection of gear and equipment which can make a photographer’s life so much easier. After being asked over and over for specific tips by friends and professional peers, I’ve put together this guide on gear upgrades every photographer should have.

Seeking Quiet in Noisy Spaces

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Recent travels took me through North Dakota and South Dakota, where I often found myself wondering where all the quiet places had disappeared to. Thinking good and proper remote places were carefully selected, I found myself quite often wishing for a bit less noise. Deep in the land of the large trucks, camping and sleeping outside lent itself to a lot more road noise than expected.

Coupled with a fitful night of sleep at a motel and way too many crying babies on planes, I was ready to make a change to improve my quality of sleep while traveling. I needed something that could travel easily in a variety of environments. It should help me get the much needed sleep I deserved – a key ingredient to epic adventures. After a ton of research, I discovered the Bose Noise-masking sleepbuds.

Kayaking Juniper Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Juniper Lake is one of those hidden gems of a mountain lake. If you are familiar with the mountain lakes in the Sierra Mountains of California, you’ll know they are renowned for their clarity and brilliant green and blue colors. Kayaking Juniper Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park is no exception at 6800 feet up …

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Deep Creek Hot Springs in Southern California

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During my journey to find the secluded, sought after Deep Creek Hot Springs, I found myself driving away heartbroken. I wasn’t heartbroken for being unable to find the beautiful natural hot springs, surrounded by large boulders and desert greenery. It wasn’t due to misfortune on my part nor having an injury forcing a turn around. …

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