Friday, June 11, 2010

McCloud Mushroom festival

The McCloud Mushroom Festival and Wine Fair located on Main Street in front of the McCloud Mercantile was a huge success. The festival is held on Memorial day each year and it coincides with the local mushroom season. With Mount Shasta in the background and plenty of mushroom delicacy's and wine to keep everyone happy. The primary mushrooms were Morels and Boletus (Porcini). There were many booths and a $100 dollar reward for the largest mushroom. The mushroom seminar on mushrooms by Eric Schramm in the Mercantile Great Room was free and very informative. Eric is a mushroom buyer that travels to McCloud to purchase local mushrooms and ships them fresh to his customers around the world.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

McCloud CA, Squaw Valley Riding Club

The Squaw Valley Riding Club is on Highway 89 just a few blocks from Main Street McCloud and the McCloud Mercantile Hotel. Located at the base of Mount Shasta in Siskiyou County California, it has been a fixture in the community since 1939.

The Horsemans is a private club that includes the main clubhouse and 15 horse barns. Members can purchase a barn from the club and stable their horse. Because of the typical snow conditions it's hard to clean the corrals in the winter and requires a big spring clean up each year. April is a good month to clean the stalls, the snow is melted and the ground is drying out. My horse is named Dollar and he is almost 30 years old, we have been through a lot together.

The Horseman's has a number of public events that everyone is welcome to attend such as the Dutch Oven Cook Off, Saturday June 4, 2010. If your in McCloud during one of these events come and join us and don't forget to visit the McCloud Mercantile Store and stay at the Mercantile Hotel a Mount Shasta Hotel.