Since my husband, Nicholas, and I moved up to Sacramento in the middle of a pandemic, we’ve done little to explore Northern California besides exploring the outdoors. Here are a few of my favorite photos from a short jaunt up to Redding and a hike New Year’s weekend to Calcutta Falls in Auburn.
While in Redding for a couple of days earlier this fall, we explored Sundial Bridge and Burney Falls, both pictured above. Nicholas had a foot energy, so we didn’t do as much hiking as we would have liked, but we were glad to be able to walk around these two spots. We’d never been to Redding before, and I’m so glad we went in November and caught the end of its autumn colors.
We explored closer to home New Year’s weekend with a hike in Auburn. We left the dogs at home to scout the area ourselves first. Fidus would have loved it! The trail was full of dogs. One particularly happy malamute would run ahead of its owners, say hello to us, and then run back to check in.
The hike led to a small waterfall with a shallow pond at its base. It was a canine favorite. In our short time there, we saw several dogs charge past their owners straight into the pond. It was a perfect scene to witness as we rung in the new year.