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Zach O'Brien

Zach O'Brien is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Active NorCal
Outdoors

It Turns Out the Kayaker Who Fell Off Lower McCloud Falls is a Total Badass

Three weeks ago I posted a funny video of a kayaker who attempted to ride off Lower McCloud Falls with…

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Destinations

Celebrate Lassen’s Birthday with 2-Day Event in the Park – Discover Lassen

Lassen Volcanic National Park turns 103-years-old this week and the only way to celebrate this milestone is to head up…

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Destinations

An Unforgettable Summer Day on Shasta Lake

Brought to you by Visit Redding I had some good friends looking to come up from Los Angeles for the…

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Stories

It’s Official: This Song is Northern California’s New Anthem

To be quite honest, I’ve wanted to find the perfect anthem for Northern California for a while. There are a…

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Hikes

California Untamed: NorCal Trail Runner Sets Out to Run 330-Miles From Arcata to Mt. Shasta

Ryan Spitz is ready to complete the first ever California Untamed. Photo via CaliforniaUntamed.com Ryan Spitz is accustomed to being…

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Shasta Cascade

An Open Letter to College Students Planning on Houseboating on Shasta Lake this Summer

Memorial Day is approaching, which means thousands of college students will be heading to Shasta Lake for their annual party…

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News

Northern California Lake Levels are Currently Historically High

I was lucky enough to drive across Shasta Lake along Interstate 5 this week and I could not believe what…

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News

UC Davis Researchers May Have Made Cows Smell Less While Trying to Stop Global Warming

Mohandas Gandi once said “be the change you want to see in the world.” And if you want to see…

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Butte

That’s Odd: Car Found in Chico’s Sycamore Pool

Around 6:30 am Tuesday morning, a person enjoying Chico’s beautiful Lower Bidwell Park came across an odd sight. A car…

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