Recent Changes for "Northern California" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_CaliforniaRecent Changes of the page "Northern California" on Davis Wiki.en-us Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2013-03-17 00:25:09NickSchmalenberger(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Placerville''' is a small city about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["Highway 50"], the city center is small, with a population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Placerville zip code encompasses a larger area with around 34,000 residents. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill], a farming community with a number of <span>quaint</span> shops run by the local orchards and other local businesses. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Placerville''' is a small city about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["Highway 50"], the city center is small, with a population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Placerville zip code encompasses a larger area with around 34,000 residents. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill], a farming community with a number of <span>nice</span> shops run by the local orchards and other local businesses. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2013-03-16 23:24:21MikeyCrews <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Sonoma''' to the west is a charming little town with a very Western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque [wiki:WikiPedia:The_Valley_of_the_Moon “Valley of the Moon”]. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare<span>&nbsp;along this stretch of road</span>. <span>&nbsp;</span>Don't go to Santa Rosa though, it is really boring. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Sonoma''' to the west is a charming little town with a very Western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque [wiki:WikiPedia:The_Valley_of_the_Moon “Valley of the Moon”]. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway<span>s</span> 101<span>, 29, and 37</span> can become a traffic nightmare. Don't go to Santa Rosa though, it is really boring<span>, but if you do go, check out the Russian River Brew Co's tap house downtown, it is the antithesis of boring</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2013-03-16 22:56:43MaxwellKappesHad to tell everyone how boring Santa Rosa is <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Sonoma''' to the west is a charming little town with a very Western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque [wiki:WikiPedia:The_Valley_of_the_Moon “Valley of the Moon”]. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Sonoma''' to the west is a charming little town with a very Western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque [wiki:WikiPedia:The_Valley_of_the_Moon “Valley of the Moon”]. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Don't go to Santa Rosa though, it is really boring.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2010-09-29 20:18:50BruceThomashiking <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 125: </td> <td> Line 125: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Hiking Trails in California"] Statewide lists of trails, parks and hiking areas organized by county.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2010-04-17 00:59:27CarlosOverstreet(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Weaverville''', with a population of about 3,000, is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for Sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew more than 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Weaverville''', with a population of about 3,000, is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of <span>'''</span>Willow Creek<span>'''</span>. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for Sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew more than 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2010-03-17 15:49:20jefftolentinoback-linking <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Hella"] -- popular word in the regional dialect</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2009-07-29 00:39:03JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Lake Tahoe''' itself is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevada<span>s</span> and runs through the Nevada-California state line. When people refer to Tahoe, they usually mean the cluster of towns at the water's edge. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from low altitude life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just the start of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Lake Tahoe''' itself is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevada<span>&nbsp;Range</span> and runs through the Nevada-California state line. When people refer to Tahoe, they usually mean the cluster of towns at the water's edge. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from low altitude life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just the start of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Placerville''' is a small city about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["Highway 50"], the city center is small, with a population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Placerville zipcode encompasses a larger area with around 34,000 residents. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill], a farming community with a number of quaint shops run by the local orchards and other local businesses. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Placerville''' is a small city about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["Highway 50"], the city center is small, with a population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Placerville zip<span>&nbsp;</span>code encompasses a larger area with around 34,000 residents. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill], a farming community with a number of quaint shops run by the local orchards and other local businesses. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Weaverville''', with a population of about 3,000, is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for <span>s</span>asquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew more than 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Weaverville''', with a population of about 3,000, is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for <span>S</span>asquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew more than 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Eureka!''' By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburb<span>i</span>an areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Native Americans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In ["1860"], members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata's politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Eureka!''' By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburban areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Native Americans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In ["1860"], members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata's politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Willits''' is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to get gas, supplies or use the toilet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>i</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to ["Marijuana" cannabis] users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Willits''' is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to get gas, supplies or use the toilet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>o</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to ["Marijuana" cannabis] users. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2009-05-03 00:27:37queerbychoice <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, '''[wiki<span>:</span>:Redding]''' is a medium sized city -- a metropolis compared to the surrounding towns -- and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of '''Anderson'''. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is '''[wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]'''. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, '''[wiki:Redding]''' is a medium sized city -- a metropolis compared to the surrounding towns -- and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of '''Anderson'''. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is '''[wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]'''. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''["Chico"]''' is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. For instance, there are four bars within two blocks of the campus. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. [<span>http</span>:<span>//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/</span>Oroville<span>,_California Oroville</span>] to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''["Chico"]''' is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. For instance, there are four bars within two blocks of the campus. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. [<span>wiki</span>:<span>chico:"</span>Oroville<span>"</span>] to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The County seat of Sutter County, '''Yuba City''' has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Punjabi Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh <span>festival</span> every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community], and have hosted Rocky Horror shows performed by Sacramento/Davis cast ["Further Indignities"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The County seat of Sutter County, '''<span>[wiki:yubasutter:"</span>Yuba City<span>"]</span>''' has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of <span>[wiki:yubasutter:"</span>Punjabi<span>-American Community" Punjabi]</span> Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a <span>[wiki:yubasutter:"</span>Sikh <span>Festival and Parade"]</span> every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community], and have hosted Rocky Horror shows performed by Sacramento/Davis cast ["Further Indignities"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2008-11-30 18:53:49dhsandlerPlacerville pop. details and better description of Apple Hill. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Placerville''' is a <span>tin</span>y<span>&nbsp;little town with a fantastic view</span> about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["<span>h</span>ighway 50"], <span>it has</span> population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill], a<span>n annual festival of apples held</span> by the local orchards and other local businesses. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Placerville''' is a <span>small cit</span>y about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["<span>H</span>ighway 50"], <span>the city center is small, with a</span> population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. <span>The Placerville zipcode encompasses a larger area with around 34,000 residents. </span>Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill], a<span>&nbsp;farming community with a number of quaint shops run</span> by the local orchards and other local businesses. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2008-08-24 21:58:21GeoffJohnson(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, '''[wiki:<span>WikiPedia</span>:<span>Redding,_California </span>Redding]''' is a medium sized city -- a metropolis compared to the surrounding towns -- and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of '''Anderson'''. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is '''[wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]'''. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, '''[wiki::Redding]''' is a medium sized city -- a metropolis compared to the surrounding towns -- and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of '''Anderson'''. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is '''[wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]'''. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2008-07-01 21:41:42JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Eureka!''' By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburbian areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Native Americans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In 1860, members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata's politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Eureka!''' By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburbian areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Native Americans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In <span>["</span>1860<span>"]</span>, members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata's politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-12-27 06:49:22NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The '''Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area''' or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, ["Lake Shasta"] and Trinity Lake<span>&nbsp;and</span> is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" houseboats] can be enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The '''Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area''' or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:"</span>Whiskeytown Lake<span>"]</span>, ["Lake Shasta"] and <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:"</span>Trinity Lake<span>"]; the Whiskeytown Unit</span> is managed by the <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:"National Park Service"] and the Shasta and Trinity </span>Unit<span>s are managed by the [wiki:WikiPedia:"Unit</span>ed States Forest Service<span>"]</span>. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" houseboats] can be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-12-27 06:43:03NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Mount Shasta''' is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and [wiki:WikiPedia:Yreka,_California Yreka] which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last relatively large town along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border, and the seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Siskiyou_County,_California Siskiyou county]. Yreka bakery is a palindrome that may have been used by [wiki:WikiPedia:Herb_Caen Herb Caen] and/or/with people getting baked. Other th<span>e</span>n obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little here for the tourist. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Mount Shasta''' is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and [wiki:WikiPedia:Yreka,_California Yreka] which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last relatively large town along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border, and the seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Siskiyou_County,_California Siskiyou county]. Yreka bakery is a palindrome that may have been used by [wiki:WikiPedia:Herb_Caen Herb Caen] and/or/with people getting baked. Other th<span>a</span>n obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little here <span>specifically </span>for the tourist. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-12-26 12:47:38JabberWokkybump <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The '''Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area''' or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta<span>&nbsp;Lake</span> and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" houseboats] can be enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The '''Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area''' or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, <span>["Lake </span>Shasta<span>"]</span> and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" houseboats] can be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-06-17 12:10:04NickSchmalenbergertahoe really is urban, it has skyscrapers doesn't it? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Lake Tahoe''' itself is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. When people refer to Tahoe, they usually mean the cluster of towns at the water's edge. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>urban</span> life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just the start of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Lake Tahoe''' itself is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. When people refer to Tahoe, they usually mean the cluster of towns at the water's edge. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>low altitude</span> life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just the start of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-05-24 20:06:08NickSchmalenbergerI think this is a more useful comparison. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Mount Lassen''' is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. Less famous <span>than some other</span> ["<span>Geolog</span>y<span>" geologically] acti</span>v<span>e parks,</span> b<span>ut a good deal closer, the park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can b</span>e found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Mount Lassen''' is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. Less famous <span>and less crowded than</span> ["<span>Yosemite National Park" Yosemite], the park is also one of the few places in the world where four t</span>y<span>pes of </span>v<span>olcano can</span> be found in one location. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-02-20 21:23:08GuyIncognitoRemoved "Sam's Mediterranean/ Politics" from "related pages". (added in v. 44) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Sam's Mediterranean/Politics"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-02-13 07:37:16JabberWokkyDesperately seeking a middle ground. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, but kept the social feel, it would be Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, but kept the social feel, it would be <span>'''</span>Grass Valley<span>'''</span>. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from urban life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just the start of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Lake Tahoe<span>''' itself</span> is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. <span>When people refer to Tahoe, they usually mean the cluster of towns at the water's edge. </span>Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from urban life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just the start of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Placerville is a tiny little town about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["highway 50"], it has population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill], an annual festival of apples held by the local orchards and other local businesses. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Placerville<span>'''</span> is a tiny little town<span>&nbsp;with a fantastic view</span> about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["highway 50"], it has population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill], an annual festival of apples held by the local orchards and other local businesses. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A speck of a town up in the mountains, <span>it</span> is located on the Emigrant Trail, upon whose route many traveled and many died during the great influx of people into California during the latter half of the 1800s. If you find yourself here on a trip, try stopping at one of the last remaining historical railway diners that used to fill the country: Andy's Truckee Diner. Although it arrived in Truckee on July 26, 1995, the diner is an outstanding example of a restored 1948 Kullman Dining Car and a popular destination for diner-spotters around the world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A speck of a town up in the mountains, <span>'''Truckee'''</span> is located on the Emigrant Trail, upon whose route many traveled and many died during the great influx of people into California during the latter half of the 1800s. If you find yourself here on a trip, try stopping at one of the last remaining historical railway diners that used to fill the country: Andy's Truckee Diner. Although it arrived in Truckee on July 26, 1995, the diner is an outstanding example of a restored 1948 Kullman Dining Car and a popular destination for diner-spotters around the world. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>Th</span>e park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Mount Lassen<span>'''</span> is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>Less famous than some other ["Geology" geologically] activ</span>e park<span>s, but a good deal closer, the park</span> is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and [wiki:WikiPedia:Yreka,_California Yreka] which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last relatively large town along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border, and the seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Siskiyou_County,_California Siskiyou county]. Yreka bakery is a palindrome that may have been used by [wiki:WikiPedia:Herb_Caen Herb Caen] and/or/with people getting baked. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Mount Shasta<span>'''</span> is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and [wiki:WikiPedia:Yreka,_California Yreka] which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last relatively large town along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border, and the seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Siskiyou_County,_California Siskiyou county]. Yreka bakery is a palindrome that may have been used by [wiki:WikiPedia:Herb_Caen Herb Caen] and/or/with people getting baked.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little here for the tourist.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" houseboats] can be enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The <span>'''</span>Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area<span>'''</span> or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" houseboats] can be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Modoc County is named after the [wiki:WikiPedia:Modoc Modoc Indian Tribe] that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. The Modoc were removed to the Indian Territories (which later became Oklahoma); though the land the U.S. gained is so marginal that the Tulelake area was used to intern Japanese Americans during WWII. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. A notable feature of Modoc County is that it has the highest rate of concealed weapons permits per capita in the state and one of the lowest crime rates. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. [wiki:WikiPedia:Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument], besides containing lava beds, has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is a home where the antelope roam... it's the only place [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] can be found in California. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Modoc County<span>'''</span> is named after the [wiki:WikiPedia:Modoc Modoc Indian Tribe] that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. The Modoc were removed to the Indian Territories (which later became Oklahoma); though the land the U.S. gained is so marginal that the Tulelake area was used to intern Japanese Americans during WWII. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. A notable feature of Modoc County is that it has the highest rate of concealed weapons permits per capita in the state and one of the lowest crime rates. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. [wiki:WikiPedia:Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument], besides containing lava beds, has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is a home where the antelope roam... it's the only place [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] can be found in California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Weaverville<span>&nbsp;--</span> with a population of about 3,000<span>&nbsp;--</span> is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew more than 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Weaverville<span>''',</span> with a population of about 3,000<span>,</span> is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew more than 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- This</span> is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska and a minor one that did property damage on November 15, 2006. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Crescent City'''</span> is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska and a minor one that did property damage on November 15, 2006. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Eureka! By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburbian areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Native Americans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In 1860, members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata's politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Eureka!<span>'''</span> By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburbian areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Native Americans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In 1860, members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata's politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms. ["Caltrans"] crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the <span>'''</span>Redwoods Highway<span>'''</span>. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms. ["Caltrans"] crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Willits is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to get gas, supplies or use the toilet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to ["Marijuana" cannabis] users. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Willits<span>'''</span> is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to get gas, supplies or use the toilet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to ["Marijuana" cannabis] users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, [wiki:WikiPedia:Redding,_California Redding] is a medium sized city -- a metropolis compared to the surrounding towns -- and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is [wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, <span>'''</span>[wiki:WikiPedia:Redding,_California Redding]<span>'''</span> is a medium sized city -- a metropolis compared to the surrounding towns -- and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of <span>'''</span>Anderson<span>'''</span>. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is <span>'''</span>[wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]<span>'''</span>. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. For instance, there are four bars within two blocks of the campus. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>["Chico"]<span>'''</span> is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. For instance, there are four bars within two blocks of the campus. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Punjabi Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community], and have hosted Rocky Horror shows performed by Sacramento/Davis cast ["Further Indignities"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The County seat of Sutter County, <span>'''</span>Yuba City<span>'''</span> has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Punjabi Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community], and have hosted Rocky Horror shows performed by Sacramento/Davis cast ["Further Indignities"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests create a charming location that is the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive, perhaps even a ["Good Ideas For Dates" great date idea] (if you think [http://www.fineliving.com/fine/adventure/article/0,,FINE_1403_4153144,00.html traffic jams] are romantic). </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Napa<span>'''</span> is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests create a charming location that is the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive, perhaps even a ["Good Ideas For Dates" great date idea] (if you think [http://www.fineliving.com/fine/adventure/article/0,,FINE_1403_4153144,00.html traffic jams] are romantic). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Sonoma</span> to the west is a charming little town with a very Western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque [wiki:WikiPedia:The_Valley_of_the_Moon “Valley of the Moon”]. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Sonoma'''</span> to the west is a charming little town with a very Western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque [wiki:WikiPedia:The_Valley_of_the_Moon “Valley of the Moon”]. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For more information on Sacramento and the surrounding region see ["Sacramento"]<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> For more information on Sacramento and the surrounding region see<span>:<br> +</span> <span><br> + * '''</span>["Sacramento"]<span>'''<br> + * ["Citrus Heights"]<br> + * ["Roseville"]<br> + * ["Natomas"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 112: </td> <td> Line 117: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Bay Area, because of its large population, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The <span>'''</span>Bay Area<span>'''</span>, because of its large population, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-02-12 17:42:47NickSchmalenbergerbesides getting gas in Yreka you can pay your Siskiyou county traffic tickets <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>Less famous than Yello</span>w<span>stone,</span> b<span>ut a good deal closer, the park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can b</span>e found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>The park is also one of the fe</span>w<span>&nbsp;places in the world where four types of volcano can</span> be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and Yreka which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last relatively large town along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. <span>&nbsp;Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the </span>wi<span>lderness, there is little here for the tourist</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Yreka<span>,_California Yreka]</span> which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last relatively large town along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border<span>, and the seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Siskiyou_County,_California Siskiyou county]</span>. <span>Yreka bakery is a palindrome that may have been used by [</span>wi<span>ki:WikiPedia:Herb_Caen Herb Caen] and/or/with people getting baked</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-02-12 04:46:44JabberWokkyRestored some points removed under guise of "grammar" edit. Obsfucated edits=Bad <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>T</span>he park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>Less famous than Yellowstone, but a good deal closer, t</span>he park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and Yreka which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last relatively large town along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and Yreka which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last relatively large town along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little here for the tourist.<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2007-02-12 00:27:24NickSchmalenbergergrammar <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>&nbsp;It might not quite as famous as Yello</span>w<span>stone,</span> b<span>ut it is a good deal closer</span>.<span>&nbsp;The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>The park is also one of the fe</span>w<span>&nbsp;places in the world where four types of volcano can</span> b<span>e found in one location</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and Yreka which <span>al</span>together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last <span>large collection of c</span>iv<span>ilizatio</span>n along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of.<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and Yreka which together have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last <span>relat</span>iv<span>ely large tow</span>n along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good st</span>u<span>ff</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" <span>ho</span>u<span>seboats</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville -- with a population of about 3,000 -- is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew <span>upwards</span> 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville -- with a population of about 3,000 -- is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew <span>more than</span> 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska and a minor one that did property damage on November 15, 2006. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer <span>a </span>excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska and a minor one that did property damage on November 15, 2006. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms<span>,</span> ["Caltrans"] crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms<span>.</span> ["Caltrans"] crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to g<span>as up</span>, <span>get supplies or utilize the water clos</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to ["Marijuana" cannabis] users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to g<span>et gas</span>, <span>supplies or use the toil</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to ["Marijuana" cannabis] users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests create a charming location that is the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a ["Good Ideas For Dates" great date idea]<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests create a charming location that is the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive<span>,</span> perhaps even a ["Good Ideas For Dates" great date idea]<span>&nbsp;(if you think [http://www.fineliving.com/fine/adventure/article/0,,FINE_1403_4153144,00.html traffic jams] are romantic).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 22:10:59CarlosOverstreetPerhaps Sonoma is warranted its own section? Revert if you think its unnecessary <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- === Napa &amp; the Wine Country ===</span> </td> <td> <span>+ === Napa ===<br> + Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests create a charming location that is the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a ["Good Ideas For Dates" great date idea].<br> + <br> + === Sonoma ===</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Na</span>pa<span>&nbsp;is the county seat of none other then</span> [<span>"Napa County"]. </span>W<span>orld renowned for its wineries, Napa </span>Valley<span>&nbsp;is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert </span>Mo<span>ndavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests create a charming location that is the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque</span> “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+ Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very Western/S</span>pa<span>nish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque</span> [<span>wiki:</span>W<span>ikiPedia:The_</span>Valley<span>_of_the_</span>Mo<span>on</span> “Valley of the Moon”<span>]</span>. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 20:58:07JabberWokkyStrong voice, for the Empire! (rm. wussy "might"s and "some"s), OK-&gt;IndianTerr. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many different and dazzling attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of <span>some of the major regions and</span> that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many different and dazzling attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of <span>key towns and regions</span> that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, <span>it might be li</span>ke Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, <span>but </span>k<span>ept the social feel, it would b</span>e Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from urban life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just <span>some</span> of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from urban life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just <span>the start</span> of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Placerville is a tiny little town about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["highway 50"], it has population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill]<span>—a</span> festival of apples. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Placerville is a tiny little town about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["highway 50"], it has population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill]<span>, an annual</span> festival of appl<span>es held by the local orchards and other local business</span>es. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A speck of a town up in the mountains, it is located on the Emigrant Trail, upon whose route many traveled and many died during the great influx of people into California during the latter half of the 1800s. If you find yourself here on a trip, try stopping at one of the last remaining historical railway diners that used to fill the country: Andy's Truckee Diner. Although it arrived in Truckee on July 26, 1995, the diner is an outstanding example of a restored 1948 Kullman Dining Car. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A speck of a town up in the mountains, it is located on the Emigrant Trail, upon whose route many traveled and many died during the great influx of people into California during the latter half of the 1800s. If you find yourself here on a trip, try stopping at one of the last remaining historical railway diners that used to fill the country: Andy's Truckee Diner. Although it arrived in Truckee on July 26, 1995, the diner is an outstanding example of a restored 1948 Kullman Dining Car<span>&nbsp;and a popular destination for diner-spotters around the world</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. <span>&nbsp;It might not quite as famous as Yellowstone, but it is a good deal closer. </span>The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the [wiki:WikiPedia:Modoc Modoc Indian Tribe] that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. The Modoc were removed to Oklahoma; though the land the U.S. gained is so marginal that the Tulelake area was used to intern Japanese Americans during WWII. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. A notable feature of Modoc County is that it has the highest rate of concealed weapons permits per capita in the state and one of the lowest crime rates. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. [wiki:WikiPedia:Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument], besides containing lava beds, has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is the only place<span>&nbsp;you can find</span> [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the [wiki:WikiPedia:Modoc Modoc Indian Tribe] that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. The Modoc were removed to <span>the Indian Territories (which later became </span>Oklahoma<span>)</span>; though the land the U.S. gained is so marginal that the Tulelake area was used to intern Japanese Americans during WWII. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. A notable feature of Modoc County is that it has the highest rate of concealed weapons permits per capita in the state and one of the lowest crime rates. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. [wiki:WikiPedia:Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument], besides containing lava beds, has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. <span>&nbsp;</span>This is <span>a home where the antelope roam... it's </span>the only place [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] <span>can be found </span>in California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;Weaverville</span> with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew upwards 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> <td> <span>+ Weaverville </span>-<span>-</span> with a population of about 3,000<span>&nbsp;--</span> is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew upwards 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fishing but diversions of water from the river for farming have decreased the salmon population significantly. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska<span>&nbsp;and a minor one that did property damage on November 15, 2006</span>.<span>&nbsp;</span> South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Eureka! By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburbian areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The <span>n</span>ative <span>a</span>mericans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In 1860, members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata<span>’</span>s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Eureka! By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburbian areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The <span>N</span>ative <span>A</span>mericans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In 1860, members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata<span>'</span>s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Punjabi Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community]<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Punjabi Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community]<span>, and have hosted Rocky Horror shows performed by Sacramento/Davis cast ["Further Indignities"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests create<span>d a charming location;</span> the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests create<span>&nbsp;a charming location that is</span> the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 20:04:16WilliamLewisSonoma county residents resent being grouped in with Napa. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in <span>the Napa W</span>ine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, <span>H</span>ighway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in <span>w</span>ine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, <span>h</span>ighway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 20:01:38WilliamLewisrestored some more language, removed edit conflict. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>low alititude</span> life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>urban</span> life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gamblers to part with their material possessions. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Your version: -----<br> -</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, <span>h</span>ighway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road.<span><br> - ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Other version: -----<br> - Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for it's wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road.<br> - ----- /!\ End of edit conflict -----</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, <span>H</span>ighway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 17:56:50BrentLaabsfixing my own awkward phrasing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it might be like Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"]<span>, though</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it might be like Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 17:54:48WilliamLewis+ restored shasta cap <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta<span>&nbsp;in all its raging glory</span>.")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 17:51:05BrentLaabsrestoring the awesome, readding cowbell <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures are around the volcano. Nearby is Mount Shasta City, and the towns of Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" <span>ho</span>u<span>se</span>b<span>oats] can b</span>e enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good st</span>u<span>ff] can </span>be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] <span>are availa</span>b<span>le</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] <span>can </span>b<span>e done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 118: </td> <td> Line 118: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Sam's Mediterranean/Politics"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 14:28:25EdwinSaadawhy trying to tone so much down? ex:napa IS world renowned, not just well known. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Your version: -----<br> + Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renowned for its wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road.<br> + ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Other version: -----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ----- /!\ End of edit conflict -----</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 14:27:42EdwinSaadawhy trying to down so much down? ex:napa IS world renowned, not just well known. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. W<span>ell known for</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. W<span>orld renowned for it's</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a nice location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 12:57:43NickSchmalenbergermore info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it <span>would b</span>e Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"], though. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it <span>might be lik</span>e Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"], though. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>ur</span>b<span>an life</span>. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>low alititude life. Lake Tahoe features many pawn shops and used car lots to make it easier for gam</span>b<span>lers to part with their material possessions</span>. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>&nbsp;</span>w<span>ithout having to go to Yello</span>w<span>stone</span>.<span>&nbsp;The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>. The park is also one of the fe</span>w<span>&nbsp;places in the </span>w<span>orld where four types of volcano can be found in one location</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta<span>&nbsp;in all it's raging glory</span>.")]]<br> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby <span>are</span> the towns of<span>&nbsp;Mount Shasta,</span> Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border.<span>&nbsp;Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta.")]]<br> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures ar<span>e ar</span>ound the volcano. Nearby <span>is Mount Shasta City, and</span> the towns of Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good st</span>u<span>ff</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" <span>ho</span>u<span>seboats</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the [wiki:WikiPedia:Modoc Modoc Indian Tribe] that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. The Modoc were removed to Oklahoma; though the land the U.S. gained is so marginal that the Tulelake area was used to intern Japanese Americans during WWII. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands.<span>&nbsp;The most interesting place within the region being </span> [wiki:WikiPedia:Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument]<span>&nbsp;which contains as its name suggests</span> has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the [wiki:WikiPedia:Modoc Modoc Indian Tribe] that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. The Modoc were removed to Oklahoma; though the land the U.S. gained is so marginal that the Tulelake area was used to intern Japanese Americans during WWII. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. <span>A notable feature of Modoc County is that it has the highest rate of concealed weapons permits per capita in the state and one of the lowest crime rates. </span>Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. [wiki:WikiPedia:Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument]<span>, besides containing lava beds,</span> has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew upwards 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The <span>["camp</span>ing<span>"] in the surround</span>ing <span>re</span>g<span>ion is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearb</span>y<span>&nbsp;Klamath River</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew upwards 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The <span>Klamath River is an important source of salmon for fish</span>ing<span>&nbsp;but diversions of water from the river for farm</span>ing <span>have decreased the salmon population si</span>g<span>nificantl</span>y. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] <span>can </span>b<span>e done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The term "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison and is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34.6% of the population living below the poverty line. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] <span>are availa</span>b<span>le</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. W<span>orld renown for its premiere</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>must se</span>e location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. W<span>ell known for</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>nic</span>e location for any wine enthusiast. ["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>vastness</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>large population</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 113: </td> <td> Line 113: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Juvenile Justice System"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 12:02:34RalphFinchAdded link for more info about Oroville. Should Paradise be added? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. For instance, there are four bars within two blocks of the campus. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. For instance, there are four bars within two blocks of the campus. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. <span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/</span>Oroville<span>,_California Oroville]</span> to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 11:52:04BrentLaabsmore about modoc <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> === Truckee == </td> <td> <span>+</span> === Truckee ==<span>=</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. The most interesting place within the region being [wiki:WikiPedia:Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument] which contains as its name suggests has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Modoc <span>Modoc </span>Indian Tribe<span>]</span> that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. The<span>&nbsp;Modoc were removed to Oklahoma; though the land the U.S. gained is so marginal that the Tulelake area was used to intern Japanese Americans during WWII. The</span>re is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. The most interesting place within the region being [wiki:WikiPedia:Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument] which contains as its name suggests has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 11:41:11BrentLaabscrescent city description way too positive, added other useful information <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it would be Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). </td> <td> <span>+</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it would be Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville).<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;On second thought, if Davis did not have a University in it, it would probably be ["Woodland"], though.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The t<span>own is home to</span> Pelican Bay State Prison and <span>Battery Point Lighthouse</span>.<span>&nbsp;Besides</span> be<span>ing a beacon of ci</span>v<span>ilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats</span>. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon<span>, and is home to the Battery Point Lighthouse</span>. <span>Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. </span>The t<span>erm "beacon of civilization" should be understood loosely, as the town is home to maximum security</span> Pelican Bay State Prison and <span>is probably one of the most economically depressed cities in California, with 34</span>.<span>6% of the population living</span> be<span>low the po</span>v<span>erty line</span>. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or utilize the water closet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or utilize the water closet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to <span>["Marijuana" </span>cannabis<span>]</span> users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. <span>For instance, there are four bars within two blocks of the campus. </span>Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Related Pages =<br> + <br> + * ["Adventures Outside of Davis"] -- find things to do in the places listed<br> + * ["Area Codes"] -- determine your self-worth based on three digits</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 09:54:07JabberWokkyCarried over informative edits and links made since the revert. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California<span>. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain</span>. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. The most interesting place within the region being <span>Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find</span> [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. The most interesting place within the region being [wiki:WikiPedia:<span>Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument] which contains as its name suggests has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find [wiki:Wiki</span>P<span>edia:P</span>ronghorn] in California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. <span>Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. </span>These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms, Caltrans crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms, <span>["</span>Caltrans<span>"]</span> crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding<span>&nbsp;is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of </span>California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps <span>the only thing </span>worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. Red<span>&nbsp;</span>Bluff,<span>&nbsp;located belo</span>w<span>&nbsp;Anderson along I-5</span>,<span>&nbsp;serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Redding<span>,_</span>California<span>&nbsp;Redding] is a medium sized city -- a metropolis compared to the surrounding towns -- and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]</span>. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. <span>Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. </span>Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. <span>South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is [wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Red<span>_</span>Bluff,<span>_California Red Bluff]. Red Bluff is the county seat of [</span>w<span>iki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County</span>,<span>_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-20 09:17:32ScottAdamsRevert to version 26 (dude, lame. way to take the flavor out! ). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of some of the major regions that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many <span>different and dazzling </span>attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of some of the major regions<span>&nbsp;and</span> that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it <span>might</span> b<span>e lik</span>e Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). </td> <td> <span>+</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it <span>would</span> be Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>low altitude</span> life. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>urban</span> life. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> === Truckee ==<span>=</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> === Truckee == </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Mount<span>_</span>Lassen<span>&nbsp;Mount Lassen]</span> is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. <span>Climbing Mount Lassen is an easy and popular two and a half miles and receives many visitors to the summit every year. </span>["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+ </span>Mount<span>&nbsp;</span>Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>&nbsp;without having to go to Yellowstone</span>. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta")]]<br> - Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one ski resort with downhill and cross country equipment available for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta City, Weed and Yreka which together have a population just shy of 15,000.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta in all it's raging glory.")]]<br> + Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" <span>ho</span>u<span>se</span>b<span>oats] can b</span>e enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+ <br> +</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good st</span>u<span>ff] can </span>be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The <span>[wiki:</span>W<span>ikiPedia:Modoc_War Modoc War]</span> of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. [wiki:WikiPedia:<span>Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument</span>] <span>has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War</span>.<span>&nbsp;This is the only place you can find [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The <span>Modoc </span>W<span>ar</span> of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>The most interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find </span>[wiki:WikiPedia:<span>Pronghorn</span>] <span>in California</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew upwards 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This <span>small, sleepy </span>little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew upwards 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners.<span>&nbsp;The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. <span>Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. </span>These places offer excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>activitie</span>s] <span>are availa</span>b<span>le.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer<span>&nbsp;a</span> excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>goodnes</span>s] <span>can </span>b<span>e done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms.<span>&nbsp;["Caltrans"] crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms<span>, Caltrans crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>se the toilet as there are few stops until the coast</span> to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a <span>quaint little </span>town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>tilize the water closet as there are few stops until aforementioned region</span> to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Redding<span>,_</span>California<span>&nbsp;Redding] is a medium sized city, and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]</span>. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. <span>Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. </span>Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. <span>South of</span> Anderson <span>on</span> I<span>nterstate </span>5<span>&nbsp;is [</span>w<span>iki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]</span>.<span>&nbsp;Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding<span>&nbsp;is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of </span>California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps <span>the only thing </span>worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. <span>Red Bluff, located below</span> Anderson <span>along</span> I<span>-</span>5<span>, serves some purpose </span>w<span>hich has thus far eluded science</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 105: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>l</span>a<span>rg</span>e<span>&nbsp;population</span>, is described in more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>v</span>a<span>stn</span>e<span>ss</span>, is described in<span>&nbsp;far</span> more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-19 22:51:57NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of some of the major regions <span>and </span>that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of some of the major regions that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-19 20:46:57NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer <span>a </span>excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor activities] are available. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. These places offer excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor activities] are available. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-19 20:44:16NickSchmalenbergeradded links to juvenile justice facilities <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor activities] are available. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. <span>Del Norte County also features the ["Bar-O Boys Ranch"]. </span>These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor activities] are available. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, [wiki:WikiPedia:Redding,_California Redding] is a medium sized city, and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is [wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, [wiki:WikiPedia:Redding,_California Redding] is a medium sized city, and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. <span>Redding is the postal address of the ["Crystal Springs Regional Boys Camp"]. </span>Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is [wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-19 14:50:16NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is a medium sized city. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Redding<span>,_California Redding]</span> is a medium sized city<span>, and the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Shasta_County,_California Shasta County]</span>. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals.<span>&nbsp;South of Anderson on Interstate 5 is [wiki:WikiPedia:Red_Bluff,_California Red Bluff]. Red Bluff is the county seat of [wiki:WikiPedia:Tehama_County,_California Tehama County] and has a performing arts center.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-19 09:39:34RohiniJasavalacorrection on truckee <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> === Truckee == </td> <td> <span>+</span> === Truckee ==<span>=</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-19 03:16:06NickSchmalenbergermore info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Mount<span>&nbsp;</span>Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+ [wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Mount<span>_</span>Lassen<span>&nbsp;Mount Lassen]</span> is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. <span>Climbing Mount Lassen is an easy and popular two and a half miles and receives many visitors to the summit every year. </span>["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta<span>&nbsp;in all it's raging glory.</span>")]]<br> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. <span>Good hi</span>ki<span>ng, camping and other outdoor ad</span>v<span>entures are available around the volcano</span>. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which <span>al</span>together have a population just shy of 15,000. </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta")]]<br> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. <span>Climbing the mountain is very popular and requires a permit, besides an ice ax and crampons which are available for rent in Mount Shasta City. It has one s</span>ki<span>&nbsp;resort with downhill and cross country equipment a</span>v<span>ailable for rent, and cross country skiing is also possible other places around the mountain</span>. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta<span>&nbsp;City</span>, Weed and Yreka which together have a population just shy of 15,000. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc<span>&nbsp;</span>War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>An interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument, which contains, besides lava beds, a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find </span>[wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The <span>[wiki:WikiPedia:</span>Modoc<span>_</span>War<span>&nbsp;Modoc War]</span> of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. [wiki:WikiPedia:<span>Lava_Beds_National_Monument Lava Beds National Monument] has a complicated system of lava tube caves open for exploration and also includes a battle site from the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find [wiki:Wiki</span>P<span>edia:P</span>ronghorn] in California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-18 13:55:30NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>&nbsp;</span>w<span>ithout having to go to Yello</span>w<span>stone</span>.<span>&nbsp;The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. ["Lassen Volcanic National Park"] surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>. The park is also one of the fe</span>w<span>&nbsp;places in the </span>w<span>orld where four types of volcano can be found in one location</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is <span>metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California</span>. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is <span>a medium sized city</span>. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-18 13:49:34NickSchmalenbergerdon't be mean <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many <span>different and dazzling </span>attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of some of the major regions and that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of some of the major regions and that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it <span>would</span> be Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). </td> <td> <span>+</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it <span>might</span> b<span>e lik</span>e Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (if it wasn't surrounded by modern Roseville). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>urban</span> life. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from <span>low altitude</span> life. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000.<span>&nbsp;Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures<span>&nbsp;are available</span> around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> -</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good st</span>u<span>ff</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" <span>ho</span>u<span>seboats</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>The </span>m<span>ost interesting place</span> w<span>ithin the region</span> be<span>ing L</span>ava <span>Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava </span>beds<span>&nbsp;and is</span> a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>An interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monu</span>m<span>ent,</span> w<span>hich contains,</span> be<span>sides l</span>ava beds<span>,</span> a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find [wiki:WikiPedia:Pronghorn] in California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This <span>small, sleepy </span>little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew upwards 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners.<span>&nbsp;The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew upwards 3,000 people. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>goodnes</span>s] <span>can </span>b<span>e done here under the watchful eyes of the Park Rangers.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>activitie</span>s] <span>are availa</span>b<span>le.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms<span>, </span>Caltrans crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms<span>. ["</span>Caltrans<span>"]</span> crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>tilize the water closet as there are few stops until aforementioned region</span> to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>se the toilet as there are few stops until the coast</span> to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps <span>the only thing </span>worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals.<span>&nbsp;Red Bluff, located below Anderson along I-5, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 105: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>vastness</span>, is described in<span>&nbsp;far</span> more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>large population</span>, is described in more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-18 13:23:26NickSchmalenbergerjust pat it on the head while you're at it, hmm? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a<span>&nbsp;quaint little</span> town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or utilize the water closet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or utilize the water closet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-18 11:56:23JabberWokkyRestored, not refurbished, d'oh! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it would be Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (<span>as opposed to</span> modern Roseville). </td> <td> <span>+</span> If Davis did not have a University in it, it would be Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (<span>if it wasn't surrounded by</span> modern Roseville). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A speck of a town up in the mountains, it is located on the Emigrant Trail, upon whose route many traveled and many died during the great influx of people into California during the latter half of the 1800s. If you find yourself here on a trip, try stopping at one of the last remaining historical railway diners that used to fill the country: Andy's Truckee Diner. Although it arrived in Truckee on July 26, 1995, the diner is an outstanding example of a re<span>furbish</span>ed 1948 Kullman Dining Car. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A speck of a town up in the mountains, it is located on the Emigrant Trail, upon whose route many traveled and many died during the great influx of people into California during the latter half of the 1800s. If you find yourself here on a trip, try stopping at one of the last remaining historical railway diners that used to fill the country: Andy's Truckee Diner. Although it arrived in Truckee on July 26, 1995, the diner is an outstanding example of a re<span>stor</span>ed 1948 Kullman Dining Car. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-18 11:55:26JabberWokkyGrass Valley+Truckee (wimped out, but maybe a new section "Foothills" is needed) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ === Grass Valley ===<br> + <br> + If Davis did not have a University in it, it would be Grass Valley. A small town with a rich and vibrant downtown and arts scene, Grass Valley is home to many music, arts and culture festivals throughout the year. The downtown is full of small independent stores, similar to ["Roseville" Roseville's] historic downtown (as opposed to modern Roseville).<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Placerville is a tiny little town about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["highway 50"], it has population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill]—a festival of apples. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Placerville is a tiny little town about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["highway 50"], it has population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill]—a festival of apples. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. <span>There is also a nice little dinner theater in town. </span>A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis].<span><br> + <br> + === Truckee ==<br> + <br> + A speck of a town up in the mountains, it is located on the Emigrant Trail, upon whose route many traveled and many died during the great influx of people into California during the latter half of the 1800s. If you find yourself here on a trip, try stopping at one of the last remaining historical railway diners that used to fill the country: Andy's Truckee Diner. Although it arrived in Truckee on July 26, 1995, the diner is an outstanding example of a refurbished 1948 Kullman Dining Car.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-18 09:50:29CarlosOverstreetAdded Placerville <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ === Placerville ===<br> + <br> + Placerville is a tiny little town about half an hour East of Sacramento. Located off of historic ["highway 50"], it has population of about 10,000 and is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just north of town is [http://www.applehill.com Apple Hill]—a festival of apples. Parking is tough so you should get there early. There are tons of apples and fresh apple juice. If you get sick of apples, there’s a craft fair, chocolate shop, trout farm and pony rides. A nice idea for an ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventure outside of Davis].<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs without having to go to Yellowstone. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. <span>["</span>Lassen Volcanic <span>National </span>Park<span>"]</span> surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs without having to go to Yellowstone. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. The most interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find P<span>ronghorn</span> in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. The most interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find <span>[wiki:Wiki</span>P<span>edia:Pronghorn]</span> in California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew <span>big crowds</span>. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew <span>upwards 3,000 people</span>. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-11-13 06:38:48JabberWokky+Mondavi <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renown for its premiere wineries, Napa Valley is a must see location for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renown for its premiere wineries, Napa Valley is a must see location for any wine enthusiast.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;["Robert Mondavi" Robert and Margrit Mondavi] makes their home here and also own many of the vineyards. </span> Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-10-27 02:41:59JabberWokkyRevert to version 20 (You are not everyone.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border.<span>&nbsp;Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Red Bluff,<span>&nbsp;is</span> located below Anderson along I-5. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>Perhaps the only thing worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. </span>Red Bluff, located below Anderson along I-5<span>, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of <span>Punjabi </span>Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-10-26 22:55:32TusharRawati prefer reading unbiased material <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border.<span>&nbsp;Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>Perhaps the only thing worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. </span>Red Bluff, located below Anderson along I-5<span>, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Red Bluff,<span>&nbsp;is</span> located below Anderson along I-5. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of <span>Punjabi </span>Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-09-10 22:22:52PaulLanziForest rangers police USFS land; Park rangers police National Parks. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the <span>U.S. Forest</span> Rangers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here under the watchful eyes of the <span>Park</span> Rangers. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-08-05 15:43:14JabberWokkyI like Rangers. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be <span>found here.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent City, along Highway 101, are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a excellent views of Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be <span>done here under the watchful eyes of the U.S. Forest Rangers.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-08-05 15:39:10PaulLanziordinals are not capitalized, added links, fixed eka and CC descriptions <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. T<span>he town has been afflicted b</span>y<span>&nbsp;several tsunamis in years past. To the South along h</span>ighway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a <span>good place to</span> view Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be <span>done here, and all under the watchful eyes of the U.S. Forest Rangers.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. <span>Crescent City was the landing site of a [http://www.drgeorgepc.com/</span>T<span>sunami1964Calif.html major tsunami] that originated with the March 28, 1964 earthquake in Alaska. South of Crescent Cit</span>y<span>, along H</span>ighway 101<span>,</span> are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a <span>excellent</span> view<span>s of</span> Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be <span>found here.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Eureka! By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become tantalizing historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Eureka! By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Suburbian areas around Eureka add another 12,000 residents. Initially formed as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The native americans of the region were among the last in California to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt on a bluff above Humboldt Bay to protect the gold miners and settlers. In 1860, members of the local Wiyot Tribe were [http://www.indiancanyon.org/wiyot1.html#MASSACRE killed by 6 local men]. Eureka hosts a deep water channel and is still a major hub for shipping in Northern California. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become well-recognized historical landmarks. The Carson Mansion, a Victorian style mansion that now hosts the exclusive Ingomar Club, is often called the "most photographed building" in California. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-08-04 22:30:16CarlosOverstreet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-22 00:08:50JosephBleckmanMerged the two versions <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>&nbsp;without having to go to Yellowstone</span>. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" b<span>oating] can b</span>e enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good stuff] can </span>be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>An</span> interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The <span>entire </span>population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has <span>only </span>three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>The most</span> interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps <span>an</span> Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps <span>its</span> Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>activitie</span>s] can be done here,<span><br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a <span>very </span>primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>goodnes</span>s] can be done here,<span>&nbsp;and all under the watchful eyes of the U.S. Forest Rangers.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- T</span>he largest city west of Redding in Northern California; <span>Eureka ha</span>s a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> <td> <span>+ Eureka! By far t</span>he largest city west of Redding in Northern California; <span>it boast</span>s a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become <span>tantalizing </span>historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>se a toil</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>o</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a <span>quaint </span>little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>tilize the water clos</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>i</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 a<span>t</span> the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding <span>has</span> a population of around 88,000<span>. T</span>he city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to <span>to be built</span> more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>W</span>orth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. Red Bluff<span>&nbsp;is</span> located below Anderson along I-5. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 a<span>nd demarcating</span> the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding <span>is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With</span> a population of around 88,000<span>, t</span>he city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to <span>encroach</span> more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>Perhaps the only thing w</span>orth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. Red Bluff<span>,</span> located below Anderson along I-5<span>, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is <span>most </span>noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World <span>famous for its</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>nice place</span> for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World <span>renown for its premiere</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>must see location</span> for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>l</span>a<span>rg</span>e<span>&nbsp;population</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>v</span>a<span>stn</span>e<span>ss</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-22 00:02:30NickSchmalenbergerRevert to version 13 (What are you talking about? I added useful information about a highway. ). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>&nbsp;</span>w<span>ithout having to go to Yello</span>w<span>stone</span>.<span>&nbsp;The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>. The park is also one of the fe</span>w<span>&nbsp;places in the </span>w<span>orld where four types of volcano can be found in one location</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good stuff</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" <span>boating</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The <span>entire </span>population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has <span>only </span>three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. Th<span>e most interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War</span>.<span>&nbsp;This is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>An interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. </span>Th<span>is is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps <span>its</span> Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps <span>an</span> Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a <span>very </span>primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>goodnes</span>s] can be done here,<span>&nbsp;and all under the watchful eyes of the U.S. Forest Rangers.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>activitie</span>s] can be done here,<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Eureka<span>! By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boast</span>s a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become <span>tantalizing </span>historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> <td> <span>+ The largest city west of Redding in Northern California;</span> Eureka<span>&nbsp;ha</span>s a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end.<span>&nbsp;Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms, Caltrans crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a <span>quaint </span>little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>tilize the water clos</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>i</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>se a toil</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>o</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 a<span>nd demarcating</span> the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding <span>is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With</span> a population of around 88,000<span>, t</span>he city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to <span>encroach</span> more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>Perhaps the onl</span>y <span>thing worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by </span>some locals. Red Bluff<span>,</span> located below Anderson along I-5<span>, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 a<span>t</span> the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding <span>has</span> a population of around 88,000<span>. T</span>he city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to <span>to be built</span> more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>Worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes b</span>y some locals. Red Bluff<span>&nbsp;is</span> located below Anderson along I-5<span>.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is <span>most </span>noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World <span>renown for its premiere</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>must see location</span> for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World <span>famous for its</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>nice place</span> for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>vastness</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>large population</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 23:37:55JosephBleckmanRevert to version 12 (Surely you can add positive words without taking out flavor.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>&nbsp;without having to go to Yellowstone</span>. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" b<span>oating] can b</span>e enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good stuff] can </span>be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>An</span> interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The <span>entire </span>population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has <span>only </span>three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>The most</span> interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps <span>an</span> Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps <span>its</span> Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>activitie</span>s] can be done here,<span><br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a <span>very </span>primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>goodnes</span>s] can be done here,<span>&nbsp;and all under the watchful eyes of the U.S. Forest Rangers.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- T</span>he largest city west of Redding in Northern California; <span>Eureka ha</span>s a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> <td> <span>+ Eureka! By far t</span>he largest city west of Redding in Northern California; <span>it boast</span>s a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become <span>tantalizing </span>historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end.<span>&nbsp;Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms, Caltrans crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>se a toil</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>o</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a <span>quaint </span>little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>tilize the water clos</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>i</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 a<span>t</span> the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding <span>has</span> a population of around 88,000<span>. T</span>he city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to <span>to be built</span> more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>W</span>orth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. Red Bluff<span>&nbsp;is</span> located below Anderson along I-5. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 a<span>nd demarcating</span> the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding <span>is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With</span> a population of around 88,000<span>, t</span>he city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to <span>encroach</span> more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>Perhaps the only thing w</span>orth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by some locals. Red Bluff<span>,</span> located below Anderson along I-5<span>, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is <span>most </span>noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World <span>famous for its</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>nice place</span> for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World <span>renown for its premiere</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>must see location</span> for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>l</span>a<span>rg</span>e<span>&nbsp;population</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>v</span>a<span>stn</span>e<span>ss</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 23:11:26NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>&nbsp;</span>w<span>ithout having to go to Yello</span>w<span>stone</span>.<span>&nbsp;The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs<span>. The park is also one of the fe</span>w<span>&nbsp;places in the </span>w<span>orld where four types of volcano can be found in one location</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and <span>all that </span>["Houseboats" <span>good stuff</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and ["Houseboats" <span>boating</span>] can be enjoyed here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The <span>entire </span>population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has <span>only </span>three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. Th<span>e most interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War</span>.<span>&nbsp;This is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. <span>An interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. </span>Th<span>is is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps <span>its</span> Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps <span>an</span> Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a <span>very </span>primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>goodnes</span>s] can be done here,<span>&nbsp;and all under the watchful eyes of the U.S. Forest Rangers.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor <span>activitie</span>s] can be done here,<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Eureka<span>! By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boast</span>s a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become <span>tantalizing </span>historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> <td> <span>+ The largest city west of Redding in Northern California;</span> Eureka<span>&nbsp;ha</span>s a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end.<span>&nbsp;Be careful for road crews watching for and clearing slides blocking the road. The road was so poorly engineered that it is covered in dirt regularly in the winter and during rainstorms, Caltrans crews will be out on the highway just looking at the hillside and waiting for it to cover the road so they can clear it.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Willits is a <span>quaint </span>little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>tilize the water clos</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>i</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Willits is a little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or u<span>se a toil</span>et as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mend<span>o</span>cino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 a<span>nd demarcating</span> the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding <span>is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With</span> a population of around 88,000<span>, t</span>he city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to <span>encroach</span> more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>Perhaps the onl</span>y <span>thing worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by </span>some locals. Red Bluff<span>,</span> located below Anderson along I-5<span>, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 a<span>t</span> the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding <span>has</span> a population of around 88,000<span>. T</span>he city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to <span>to be built</span> more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. <span>Worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes b</span>y some locals. Red Bluff<span>&nbsp;is</span> located below Anderson along I-5<span>.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is <span>most </span>noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World <span>renown for its premiere</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>must see location</span> for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World <span>famous for its</span> wineries, Napa Valley is a <span>nice place</span> for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>vastness</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Bay Area, because of its <span>large population</span>, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 11:49:44ArlenAbrahamnit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page is part of a <span>4</span> ('''["Southern California"]''', '''["Central California"]''', &amp; '''["Central Coast"]''') page series on ["California" California's] regions. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page is part of a <span>four</span> ('''["Southern California"]''', '''["Central California"]''', &amp; '''["Central Coast"]''') page series on ["California" California's] regions. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 11:14:26JevanGrayminor spelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For more information on this rego<span>i</span>n, see the following links: </td> <td> <span>+</span> For more information on this reg<span>i</span>on, see the following links: </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 08:52:43CarlosOverstreetPhotos <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(mtshasta.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Mount Shasta in all it's raging glory.")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(redding.jpg, thumbnail, right, 170, "The famed Sundial Bridge in Redding.")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 08:51:23CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Northern_California?action=Files&do=view&target=redding.jpg">redding.jpg</a>.Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 08:50:17CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Northern_California?action=Files&do=view&target=mtshasta.jpg">mtshasta.jpg</a>.Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 06:49:33JabberWokky+Yuba Glitter <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Punjabi Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Punjabi Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;They have a small but very active [http://www.gayyubasutter.com/ gay community].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 03:50:06SteveOstrowskiKKK in Anderson? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps the only thing worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by <span>the local Ku Klux Klan</span>. Red Bluff, located below Anderson along I-5, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps the only thing worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by <span>some locals</span>. Red Bluff, located below Anderson along I-5, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 00:13:02CarlosOverstreetAdded Information, Reformated the page and added photos. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ This page is part of a 4 ('''["Southern California"]''', '''["Central California"]''', &amp; '''["Central Coast"]''') page series on ["California" California's] regions.<br> + Northern California is home to more than 65% of ["UC Davis" UCD] undergraduates ([http://why.ucdavis.edu/facts_figures.cfm source]) and contains many different and dazzling attractions for a variety of people. Here is just an overview of some of the major regions and that make up this vast geographical area. Additional attractions can be found in ["Adventures Outside of Davis"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Attractions in Northern California include:<br> - *["Snow Sports" Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada]<br> - *["Houseboats" Lake Shasta]<br> - *["Sacramento"]<br> - *["San Francisco"] and the rest of the ["Bay Area"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[TableOfContents]]<br> + = Sub-regions =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Many nearby ["Adventures Outside of Davis" adventures] can be found in Northern California.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ == Sierra Nevada Mountains ==</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- See Also: ["Southern California"] ["Central California"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ === Lake Tahoe ===<br> + <br> + Lake Tahoe is a large body of freshwater located in the Sierra Nevadas and runs through the Nevada-California state line. Tahoe is a popular destination for many people in the Bay and Sacramento area seeking adventure or a retreat from urban life. Hiking, camping, ["gambling"], ["Snow Sports" skiing] and ["boating"] are just some of the things a person can do for fun at Lake Tahoe. For more detailed information see ["Lake Tahoe"].<br> + <br> + == Cascade Mountains ==<br> + <br> + === Mount Lassen ===<br> + [[Image(mtlassen.jpg, thumbnail, right, 220, "Mount Lassen overlooking Redding.")]]<br> + Mount Lassen is the southernmost dormant volcano in the Cascade Mountain range and the only other volcano in this range to erupt in the 20th century besides Mount Saint Helen. At 10,462 feet, Lassen receives one of the highest snowfall amounts in California. Lassen Volcanic Park surrounds the volcano and is a great place to view mud pots, and hot springs without having to go to Yellowstone. The park is also one of the few places in the world where four types of volcano can be found in one location.<br> + <br> + === Mount Shasta ===<br> + <br> + Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the entire Cascade Range and one of the highest mountains in California. Good hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures around the volcano. Nearby are the towns of Mount Shasta, Weed and Yreka which altogether have a population just shy of 15,000. Yreka is the last large collection of civilization along ["Interstate 5" I-5] before the Oregon border. Other then obtaining gas or supplies for escapades into the wilderness, there is little beyond their quaintness to speak of.<br> + <br> + === Whiskeytown Lakes ===<br> + <br> + The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area or the Whiskeytown Lakes is a region to the west of Redding. It comprises the area around Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake and is managed by the United States Forest Service. Outdoor activities like fishing, ["swimming"], hiking and all that ["Houseboats" good stuff] can be enjoyed here.<br> + <br> + === Modoc Plateau ===<br> + <br> + Modoc County is named after the Modoc Indian Tribe that lived in the surrounding area. The Modoc War of the early 1870’s involved the famed Civil War General Edward Canby and the Modoc Nation which ended in their defeat. There is a significant population of Modoc that still reside in Oregon to the north and a small population in Oklahoma. The entire population of Modoc County numbers about 9,000 with its county seat located in it’s only incorporated town at Alturas. It is the state’s most rural County and has only three major highways running through it. Geographically diverse, there are forests, mountains and large grasslands. The most interesting place within the region being Lava Beds National Monument which contains as its name suggests lava beds and is a battle site for the Modoc War. This is the only place you can find Pronghorn in California.<br> + <br> + == Klamath Mountains ==<br> + <br> + === Willow Creek &amp; Weaverville ===<br> + [[Image(willowcreek.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Downtown Willow Creek.")]]<br> + Weaverville with a population of about 3,000 is the seat of Trinity County and its largest metropolitan area. Weaverville’s history goes back to the 1850’s and the California Gold Rush. About 2,000 Chinese immigrants lived in an around Weaverville mining for gold, so large was this concentration that Weaverville for a time had its own Chinatown. The town proudly keeps its Old West feel, with old saloons and restaurants. The bandit Black Bart even paid this town a visit. If you follow 299 west, you will come to the town of Willow Creek. This small, sleepy little hollow is known to many as the Bigfoot capital of the United States. The town holds an annual celebration for sasquatch and in 2003 held an international symposium that drew big crowds. The town is also a popular summer retreat for many second homeowners. The ["camping"] in the surrounding region is considered some of the best, and fishing good along the nearby Klamath River.<br> + <br> + == Northwest Coast ==<br> + <br> + === Crescent City ===<br> + <br> + This is the last large settlement along highway 101 as you head north to Oregon. The town is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and Battery Point Lighthouse. Besides being a beacon of civilization in desolate Del Norte County, it is also the county seat and offers a marina for small craft and boats. The town has been afflicted by several tsunamis in years past. To the South along highway 101 are the Redwood Parks. Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Parks lie adjacent and around Redwood National Park. These places offer a good place to view Redwood forests, which have a very primeval feel to them compared with pine, cedar and other evergreens. Camping, fishing, ["Hiking and Backpacking" hiking] and other ["Outdoor Activities" outdoor goodness] can be done here, and all under the watchful eyes of the U.S. Forest Rangers.<br> + <br> + === Eureka &amp; the Humboldt Bay ===<br> + [[Image(Eureka.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Eureka &amp; Humboldt Bay seen from the breakwater.")]]<br> + Eureka! By far the largest city west of Redding in Northern California; it boasts a population of around 28,000 residents and is the seat of Humboldt County. Started initially as a base for Russian fur trappers (who decimated the local sea otter population), the land was eventually ceded to the United States following the Mexican-American War. The Indians of the region were among the last to come into contact with Americans, who assembled Fort Humboldt not to far away, to protect the gold miners and settlers. In a dispute, the Wiyot Indian tribe was decimated by the garrison at Fort Humboldt in the 1860s. Eureka served as a major shipping port in the past but because of the high risks with the water around the region, shipping has left the bay for more favorable harbors. The bay primarily is host to small water craft, some minor cargo ships and a major U.S. Coast Guard station. Eureka has a large number of Victorian style houses that have weathered the elements and time and become tantalizing historical landmarks. There is also a city zoo and botanical gardens in Eureka. On the northern end of Humboldt Bay is the town of Arcata. A college town like Davis but only half its size and by the sea, the town is home to the ["Humboldt State University" Humboldt State Lumberjacks]. Arcata’s politics make the surrounding region look conservative.<br> + <br> + === Redwoods (Unincorporated) ===<br> + [[Image(bigfoot.jpg, thumbnail, right, 220, "The Legend of Bigfoot gift shop.")]]<br> + Below Eureka, highway 101 becomes known as the Redwoods Highway. Throughout this region many ["Redwood Memorial Grove" groves of Coastal Redwoods] can be found. While not as thick as the cluster of state and national parks above Eureka, it is still more dense then the grove by Santa Cruz. Garberville is one of the larger towns along this stretch of highway 101 and provides a nice center for excursions to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the coast. It has several motels, a grocery store, cafes, restaurants and hemp gift shops. Lots of transients, drifters and vagabonds can be seen throughout the towns and cities of the northern California coast. Paralleling highway 101 for 32 miles is a California State Route 254, more affectionately known as the “Avenue of the Giants.” A truly spectacular drive through Redwood forests and views of the Eel River, there are many gift shops along the way that sell wood cuts, carvings and trinkets. If one has the time to take this detour, I would highly suggest it. The highway eventually connects back to 101 at its end.<br> + <br> + === Ukiah &amp; Willits ===<br> + [[Image(willits.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "Willits: Gateway to the Redwoods.")]]<br> + Willits is a quaint little town at the entrance to coastal forest regions. Called the gateway to the Redwoods, it’s a good place to gas up, get supplies or utilize the water closet as there are few stops until aforementioned region to do so. Ukiah to the south is a much larger town and has a population of about 15,000. It is the county seat for Mendicino County and has been traditionally friendly to cannabis users.<br> + <br> + == Sacramento Valley ==<br> + <br> + === Redding, Anderson &amp; Red Bluff ===<br> + <br> + Located along I-5 and demarcating the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, Redding is metropolis compared to most other civilian centers in the north of California. With a population of around 88,000, the city is experiencing notable growth and housing continues to encroach more and more into the forested foothills around the sides of the valley. Hot and dry in the summer, it is rather pleasant in the spring. Overlooking the city are the peaks of Shasta to the north and Lassen to the east. To the south is the suburb of Anderson. Perhaps the only thing worth noting is its battle with drug trafficking and hate crimes by the local Ku Klux Klan. Red Bluff, located below Anderson along I-5, serves some purpose which has thus far eluded science.<br> + <br> + === Chico &amp; Oroville ===<br> + <br> + ["Chico"] is a city of about 80,000 people located off of ["highway 99"]. The surrounding region is a major agricultural center for almonds and walnuts. Home to ["California State University, Chico" Chico State], the downtown region has a very distinct college atmosphere to it. Unlike Davis, there are major developments occurring at the outer regions of the city. Oroville to the south is most noted for the Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States and in the top 20 largest dams in the world.<br> + <br> + === Yuba City ===<br> + <br> + The County seat of Sutter County, Yuba City has a population of about 58,000 residents. The city has one of the largest populations of Punjabi Sikhs living outside of Northern India. There is a Sikh festival every year in November that attracts people from all over the country.<br> + <br> + <br> + === Davis &amp; Friends ===<br> + <br> + For more information on this regoin, see the following links:<br> + <br> + * ["Davis"]<br> + * ["Woodland"]<br> + * ["Winters"]<br> + * ["Dixon"]<br> + * ["Vacaville"]<br> + * ["Putah Creek"]<br> + * ["Lake Berryessa"]<br> + <br> + === Napa &amp; the Wine Country ===<br> + [[Image(mission.jpg, thumbnail, left, 220, "The Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma.")]]<br> + Napa is the county seat of none other then ["Napa County"]. World renown for its premiere wineries, Napa Valley is a must see location for any wine enthusiast. Beautiful rolling hills with pine forests created a charming location; the rival of any French valley. ["Highway 12"] meanders right through the heart of Napa wine country, a wonderfully scenic drive perhaps even a great date idea. Sonoma to the west is a charming little town with a very western/Spanish flavor. Sonoma is located in the picturesque “Valley of the Moon”. Bordered by forests on both sides, the valley runs north eventually connecting with highway 101. Small farms, ranches and vineyards dot the journey. Sonoma is also the location of the northernmost Spanish built mission. Santa Rosa, located north of Sonoma is the largest city in the Napa Wine country. It is the seat of ["Sonoma County"] and has a population of about 150,000. Due to the dramatic increase in population and few connecting freeways, highway 101 can become a traffic nightmare along this stretch of road.<br> + <br> + === Sacramento &amp; its suburbs ===<br> + <br> + For more information on Sacramento and the surrounding region see ["Sacramento"].<br> + <br> + == Bay Area ==<br> + <br> + The Bay Area, because of its vastness, is described in far more detail '''["Bay Area" Here]''', than could be afforded on this page. Nevertheless, it is an important part of Northern California.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-21 00:04:46CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Northern_California?action=Files&do=view&target=mission.jpg">mission.jpg</a>.Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-20 23:59:36CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Northern_California?action=Files&do=view&target=willits.jpg">willits.jpg</a>.Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-20 23:56:49CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Northern_California?action=Files&do=view&target=bigfoot.jpg">bigfoot.jpg</a>.Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-20 23:53:32CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Northern_California?action=Files&do=view&target=Eureka.jpg">Eureka.jpg</a>.Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-20 23:49:33CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Northern_California?action=Files&do=view&target=willowcreek.jpg">willowcreek.jpg</a>.Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-07-20 23:45:44CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Northern_California?action=Files&do=view&target=mtlassen.jpg">mtlassen.jpg</a>.Northern Californiahttp://daviswiki.org/Northern_California2006-06-17 10:17:39NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Northern California<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - 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