I remember when I first found out about this bridge. I was surfing the good ole internet for places to see and things to do on one of my favorite site to find stuff; Roadtrippers. The picture they had on the website intrigued me instantly. If you don't know me, I am a visual person. If I like what I see, I am going after it. That can go multiple ways but we will keep it to landscapes and scenery. This was my first stop during my road trip to Oregon.
The Sundial Bridge crosses over the Sacramento River and when you walk to the other side of the river I remember standing at the tip of the sundial shadow and thought this was pretty cool, its hot out let me cool down for a little bit. Then I look behind me and there is this concrete arc that the shadow traced during the day. Every couple of feet or so there was a metal symbol with a time on it. I looked at the time it posted on the concrete arc and then my phone. They were almost identical. I don't know about you, but the small things intrigue me. Back in the day as early as 1500 BC this is how they used to tell time and I was able to see it in action thousand plus years later.
If you live near Redding, California or passing through, this is a great place to check out with the family because if once you are done admiring the walking sundial bridge or taking a dip in the river, Turtle Bay Exploration Park is next door. Exhibitions, a museum, animals, and a coffer bar in case you need that caffeine fix! A few other places nearby I would recommend is Lake Shasta, Mt. Shasta, Waterfall hikes which I will be posting about in the near future, Lake Shasta Caverns, and Lassen Volcanic National Park.