Shedding a little more light...Northern California is an oft forgotten part of the Golden State. While obvious summits such as Lassen Peak, Mt. Shasta, the Castle Crags and Mt. Eddy recieve ample attention here on Summitpost, along with a relative handful of other summits, little else sees the light of day. As a resident of Superior California, it is incumbent upon me to expose a little more of the beauty of this region. Since I am a waterfall junky, the obvious subject for exposure is waterfalls of northern California. I hope y'all enjoy!
RegionsThe waterfalls in this album fall into five regions:
The northern Sierra is the stretch of the Sierra Nevada between Interstate 80 and the broad, flat basin containing Lake Almanor. The terrain is generally not as rugged as the rest of the Sierra, although notable peaks such as the Sutter Buttes are definate exceptions.
The California Cascades extend from Lassen Volcanic National Park to the Oregon border. Mt. Shasta and Lassen Peak are the dominant features, although there are numerous other substantial peaks. Most of the waterfalls are located around the two volcanoes.
Spreading out between the Great Basin and the California Cascades, the Modoc Plateau is a relatively flat region punctuated with volcanic buttes and lava flows. Lava Beds National Monument contains the best examples of the volcanic heritage.
The Klamath Mountains is one of the wildest and spectacular mountain regions in America. Few places have such diverse mountain environments in such close proximity. Numerous waterfalls are found in these mountains.
North Coast Range
The North Coast Range forms the divide between the Pacific Coast and the Central Valley and stretches from the north end of San Francisco Bay until it merges into the Klamath Mountains amidst the Yolla-Bolly, Middle Eel Wilderness. This is one of the most remote and forgotten mountain ranges in California.