Redding Extravaganza

The "Redding Extravaganza" was a series of walks around Redding, CA put on by the Shasta Sundail Strollers.
This was one of the Whiskeytown walks which went to the Brandy Creek Falls in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. We have had a wet winter, and there was plenty of water in the little streams along the way. In fact, so much water that we could only get to the lower Brandy Creek Falls because the path to the upper falls was partially under water. The walk had a lot of uphill and downhill walking - and sometimes fording small streams. At times, huge blocks on the trail reminded all that the geologic process was still eroding the mountains. The Brandy Creek ran in a deep ravine along side the path. At the Lower Brandy Creek Falls, we could see and hear the power of flowing water as it cascaded over the rocks. No visit to Redding would be complete without visiting the Sundial Bridge. Opened in 2004, the Sundial Pedistrian Bridge is part of the Sacramento River Trail and the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The 700' long bridge links the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park and serves as a new downtown entrance for Redding’s extensive Sacramento River Trail system. It is open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic and is the largest working sundial bridge in the world.

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