I hadn’t spent much time on the Westside Trails in Redding, mainly because they seemed – in my limited time running them with the dogs – intended for and most tread by – mountain bikers. The trails are accessible, really close to Redding, and quite beautiful, particularly when you get to the ridge and can look west. And very friendly and challenging for trail runners and their dogs, too, as it turns out.
But after Nate Knudsen with the Redding Trail Alliance told me about the work being done on those trails, and reminded me that you can chase a sunset on them, I figured it was a great idea late in the day. They have a map of trail status after the Carr Fire here.
This swath of foothills was devastated – and I do NOT use that word lightly. I am no geologist or fire expert, but I…
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