Day 158 – Mount Shasta – Cascade Loop Part 4

Day 158 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

So I really couldn’t get enough of Burney Falls.  It’s one of the few places where I could have sat all day just to find the best time to photograph it.  It seems it affected others the same way.  To the Pit River Indians, Burney Falls is a sacred place.  Theodore Roosevelt called it the eighth wonder of the world.  The McArthur family believed so strongly that the falls should be protected, that they purchased the land and sold it to the state.  Thus the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, established in 1922, became the second oldest park in the state.