"Lower Falls of the McCloud River"
the Salmon Stop)
The Lower Falls of the McCloud River is accessible from Fowler's CG. I stayed there in 2007 and did this painting from photos when I got home. Ann had passed a year earlier and I was pretty much of a mess. I spent a morning hiking to the Middle Falls, then just sitting by the river and watching the water flow around the rocks. I noticed how it flowed around the obstacles in it's path and continued on it's way. It was a very spiritual and healing day for me.
The McCloud River is a sacred place and has offered water, protection, and food for the Winnemem Wintu. They thrived on the rich supply of salmon and other fish. In 1874 a traveler reported..."a party of six Indians on McCloud's Fork speared over 500 salmon in one night!" Present day Winnemem Wintu people are still very connected to the River..."It is our life blood that flows from the mountain down to the people below"...Mark Franco, Headman, Winnemem Wintu Tribe. The Winnemem Wintu name for the Lower Falls is Falls Where the Salmon Turn Back.
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