After BC I most definitely had riding on the brain. I was supposed to have over a week at home before heading to Bend. We decided that if we packed "minimally" we could get everything we needed for a week in Bend and enough camping gear in the truck to leave 5 days early and hop from trail head to trail head on our way up.
Our first stop was Whiskeytown lake. This is a hidden little gem of trails that I need to return and explore. Hard to believe we are 20 min from Redding!
The scenery was hard to beat.
The top of the climb had an amazing waterfall to cool you off.
The downhill was good enough to get the frown off Ashton's face.
Everybody loved the downhill off the top.
Not everybody loved the lower section. Hardtails were a bit harsh.