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NORCAL NUGGETS

These little NorCal nuggets may not be worthy of their own individual posts but that doesn’t make them any less special.        

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SHASTA CITY : SHASTA STATE HISTORIC PARK

On the road between Redding and the California Coast, sits a once-thriving and now picturesque gold rush ghost town nestled in the hills along the Trinity River. A century and a half ago, Shasta was the biggest city in the […]

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GLASS BEACH

A dump until the 1960s, Glass Beach underwent massive cleanup projects in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but the glass from bottles and other items remained, worn smooth over time as it tumbled through the ocean.       […]

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FERN CANYON

Within Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a narrow canyon with walls that stand over 50 feet high. Lining those walls are five different types of ferns, some of whose ancestry can be traced back 325 million years. This epic […]

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REDWOOD ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Kitschy roadside attractions amongst the tallest trees on earth.              

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AVENUE OF THE GIANTS/FOUNDERS GROVE

Surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, this world-famous scenic drive is by far the most outstanding display of giant trees in the California redwood belt.            

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SEA RANCH CHAPEL

Designed in 1984 by James T. Hubbell, a San Diego-based architect known for his focus on blending art & architecture into the natural spaces, this non-denominational chapel sits on a tree-studded meadow off Highway 1, overlooking the Sonoma Coast.   […]

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LUCKY MOJO CURIO COMPANY/WORLD’S SMALLEST CHURCH

The Lucky Mojo Curio Company is a hidden occult emporium in Forestville, CA. It’s a roadside attraction/occult superstore that is jammed packed with interesting things to see, including “The World’s Smallest Church”.        

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WOLF HOUSE RUINS

The haunting ruins of Jack London’s dream house in Sonoma, CA.        

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MAD FRITZ BREWERY

Barrel aged nano craft brewing in Napa Valley.    

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