In Mt. Shasta City, get maps at the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station(204 W. Alma St.; 530/926-4511) or at the Mt. Shasta Visitors'Bureau (300 Pine St.; 800/926-4865). For lodging, dining, andactivities, contact the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association ( www.shastacascade.org or800/474-2782).
FishingTo get angling and guide info, gear, and a license,stop at the Fly Shop (4140 Churn Creek Rd., Redding; www.theflyshop.com or800/669-3474). For a local fishing guide, contact Jack Trout ( www.jacktrout.com or530/926-4540).
Dining Black Bear Diner. Breakfast is big here: People line up forpancakes and omelets. $$; breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. 401W. Lake St., Mt. Shasta City; 530/926-4669.
Café Maddalena. Mediterranean cuisine in Dunsmuir'shistoric heart. $$$; dinner Thu-Sun, reservations recommended. 5801Sacramento Ave., Dunsmuir; 530/235-2725.
Trinity Café. Upscale fare includes wild king salmon onpanzanella salad. $$; dinner Tue-Sat. 622 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt.Shasta City; 530/926-6200.
McCloud Hotel. A 1904 millworkers hotel was given new lifeas an upscale bed-and-breakfast inn. With its garden and suiteswith oversize tubs, it makes for a romantic getaway. 16 rooms from$120 (includes breakfast). 408 Main St., McCloud; www.mccloudhotel.com,800/964-2823, or 530/964-2822.
O'Brien Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast. A leafy hideaway atShasta Lake, run by former musicians (musical instruments areeverywhere). 4 rooms and 3 suites from $135. Off I-5 at ShastaLake, 18026 O'Brien Inlet Rd., O'Brien; www.obrienmountaininn.com,888/799-8026, or 530/238-8026.
Pit River Lodge. A restored 1921 Craftsman that once hostedPG&E corporate honchos and celebs, the lodge appeals to seriousanglers and anyone looking for a remote getaway. Dinnerentrées are both hearty and sophisticated. 14 rooms and 4cottages from $70. 24500 Pit One Powerhouse Rd., Fall River Mills; www.pitriverlodge.com or530/336-5005.