Rolling oak-dotted hills at the foot of the Coast Range near Paskenta.
The rolling, oak-dotted hills are a reminder of a California now mostly gone - except in this forgotten corner of the state. I'm not completely sure why this strip of hills, that extends from Capay Valley in the south almost all the way up to Redding in the north, is so unpopulated, but it's very hot and dry in summer here, and water might be a limiting factor.
I visit this area every year, and every year I see something new, something that catches my eye photographically.
Near Red Banks