Day 1 & Day 2: Crescent City/Smith River In Crescent City visit the Lake Earl Wildlife Area, a wetland habitat and ancient sand dunes adjacent to the Smith River, west of 101, on the way to Point St. George Lighthouse. Swing down to Battery Point Lighthouse Museum and Crescent City Harbor, (707) 464-6174.
The continuous Fly Geyser of Fly Ranch is on private land in Nevada and began during a 1916 water well drilling that accidentally penetrated a geothermal source. via Green Fly Geyser Fine Art Print - Inge Johnsson
Take the O’Brien/Shasta Caverns exit off I-5, 15 miles north of Redding for a visit to Lake Shasta Caverns. Visitors are ferried across the McCloud arm of the lake to the caverns. Allow 2 hours for excursion. Guided tours every hour on the hour in summer; 3 tours daily in winter, (530) 238-2341, fee.
Day 4: arcata Visit the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Azalea State Reserve with 30 acres of azaleas and rhododendrons. The reserve is 5 miles north. Arcata’s architectural past can be seen on a self-guided walking tour; the map is available at the Chamber of Commerce, 1062 G. Street, 95521, (707) 822-3619.