Starting at about 3000 feet elevation or 20 minutes east of my house, we are just starting to see some Fall color. We headed toward the town of Burney.
Burney is known for fly fishing, with wild brown and native rainbow trout in many nearby rivers and streams, including Burney Creek. Other attractions in the area include McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, home to the Burney Falls.
Burney was named after Samuel Burney, a settler in the area in the 1850s. Burney was found dead in the valley in 1857, which came to be called \”the valley where Burney died,\” and finally just \”Burney\”. The town of Burney sits at the base of an extinct volcano called Burney Mountain.
The peak is 7,863 ft tall (2,397 m).
Parts of the 1980s film Stand by Me were filmed within the vicinity of Burney and Fall River Mills, California. The scene where the boys outrace a locomotive across a trestle was filmed at Lake Britton on the McCloud River Railroad, near McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, California.
The area is predominantly cattle ranching.
Those grasses are that golden in color – probably one reason they called California the Golden State.