We’ve spent the last three days exploring Redding, California, which time magazine dubbed the “kayak capital” for its “weird obsession” with all things paddling.
On the way, we saw several magnificent views of Mount Shasta, probably with its least amount of snow for the entire year. In fact, while we were here it appears to have received its first dusting of winter snow, but we were too far away to venture back just to capture that.
The pictures below attempt to capture the vibe of the city, which is one of the most outdoor focused of California towns. Surrounded by TEN national or state park designated areas, and bisected by the scenic Sacramento River, the place reeks of outdoor adventure possibilities.
The pictures below show our favorite scenes of Redding, including nearby Mount Shasta, fishing and biking along the river with its iconic Sundial Bridge, and a hidden gem pizza place (Cinders) that wowed us.
As always, clicking on any picture will open it in a separate window, larger and without the caption.