About the Author

Rick

After many years of being a full time freelance writer, and a long time resident of this state, I've decided to turn my full attention toward California by exploring all that it has to offer. My goal is to inspire you to get out there and explore this amazing state. Please follow my adventures and news content by visiting Calexplornia daily or clicking on one of my Social Media accounts below.

Codfish Falls Trail: The biggest adventure is driving there

Codfish Falls is a 65-70 foot waterfall located on Codfish Creek in the Auburn State Rec Area. The creek, and waterfall, flows down toward the North Fork of the American River. The trail to the waterfall is roughly 1.5 miles long with pleasant… Read More

Forest City: Sierra County’s authentic Gold Rush ghost town

Forest City, appropriately named because of its location in the Tahoe National Forest, was settled in the summer of 1852 when miners discovered gold at the forks of the Oregon Creek in Sierra County. Within a few short years, the town… Read More

The Gable Mansion: Woodland’s historic home is a symbol of perseverance

The Gable Mansion, located in Woodland, was built in 1885 and is a classic example of 19th century Victorian Italianate architecture. The mansion’s romantic exterior and remarkable interior will surely astound even the least enthusiastic visitor. But, the most impressive aspect… Read More

The grave mysteries of Calico’s historic cemetery

Calico, California’s official State Silver Rush Ghost Town, is a popular tourist attraction located in the Calico Mountains of Southern California’s Mojave Desert. This once prominent silver mining town, became a metaphoric graveyard by the early 20th century as it was… Read More

The Old Webster Schoolhouse: Alpine County’s historic and charming schoolhouse

The Old Webster Schoolhouse is a carefully restored and preserved late-19th century schoolhouse that served Alpine County from 1882 to 1928. This near-700 square foot structure was built on a hilltop, overlooking the small rural town of Markleeville and the surrounding… Read More

Mills Peak Fire Lookout: spectacular views of Lakes Basin Rec Area and Plumas County

The Mills Peak Fire Lookout is an active lookout located in Plumas National Forest and the Lakes Basin Recreation Area at an elevation of 7,300 feet. This lookout provides spectacular views of both Plumas and Sierra Counties, is staffed around the… Read More

Frazier Falls: the premiere waterfall for Lakes Basin Recreation Area

The Lakes Basin Recreation Area is an outdoor paradise for anyone who enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, boating, scenic lookouts and memorable adventures. This rugged landscape has many points of interest with Frazier Falls, quite possibly, being the most popular of them… Read More