While we were in Redding, at the suggestion of the resort manager, we took a drive out to Shasta. It had been the capitol of California at one time, but now it's mostly ghost town. It's odd to see all those old buildings along a state highway. It's gold rush country in the Klamath mountains, and we walked around the old buildings looking back into history.
We drove on up to Whiskeytown Lake where a friendly ranger at the Visitor's Center suggested a hike to Crystal Falls, but when we got to the forestry road, we found it closed and under construction.
We continued on to Weaverville, but ended up turning around and headed back to Redding. Nice drive through the mountains. George doesn't mind switchbacks sans trailer.