Father's Day on the Upper Sacramento River -2017
It takes about 7 minutes to drive between the Pollard Flat and Sims Flat exits above lake Shasta on Interstate 5; but this past father's day we decided to take the longer route, the one where you get wet.
Northern California is a beautiful state in mid June and what better way to celebrate Father's Day then on the state's capital namesake river albeit we were a good 250 miles north of Jerry Brown's office.
Dad turned 73 the week before and was up for a good trip down the class 3 river. We took 7 hours instead of 7 minutes to splash our way on top of the gorgeously clear water that let us admire the thousands of colors found in the smooth river bottom boulders.
Although it isn't a trip for beginner do-it-your-selfers there are several commercial outfits that operate trips from April - early June. Northern California is a wonderful place to call home that only gets better when you take the time to explore 7 hour routes as opposed to the 7 minute ones.
Justin Coupe is co-owner of Point Equity Residential Lending, a husband and proud father of two. In his spare time he enjoys laughing hysterically alongside his father while they try to fly fish out of a dinghy that is way too small for two full grown men.