Ryan Loughrey

Ryan has been wandering the PNW since 1993. Follow his blog at peaceloveandabowlofrice.wordpress.com
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Steal My Northern California Summer Bucket List

The sun has inspired me to start thinking more about summer. In case you missed it, one of the activities…

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Destinations

The 5 Best Northern California Swim Holes to Beat the Heat

The excessive heat is about to hit Northern California for the duration of the summer and I’ll be spending a…

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Destinations

Mt. Shasta’s Underground Adventure – Going Deep in Pluto’s Cave

After exploring Lassen’s Subway Cave, my spelunking desire wasn’t quite satiated. Subway Cave in Lassen was wild, eerie, and strangely…

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Destinations

Hiking Lassen’s Cinder Cone is Hard but the Views are Incredible

My first attempt to hike Cinder Cone this summer did not go as planned, as I ended up getting stuck…

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Destinations

Hiking to the Isolated Toad and Porcupine Lakes

“The trail has got to be around here somewhere….” was our refrain for the day. After the long, windy, and…

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Destinations

An Underground Visit to Lava Beds National Monument

This past weekend, Kiva and I visited Lava Beds National Monument for an overnight trip. I’ve been a few times…

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Hikes

An Overhead View of Northern California from Whiskeytown’s Bully Choop Lookout

Sometimes a trip starts from your eye catching a name on a map. For our trip, it started when we…

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Waterfalls

Searching for the Mystical Root Creek Falls in the Castle Crags Wilderness

The whole time I’ve lived in Redding, I never knew Root Creek Falls existed. I had heard of a waterfall…

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