Archive for September, 2007

High Lakes Area 09/30/07

Sunday 30 September 2007 @ 5:49 pm

This was a short weekend and I only got a few pictures. We went looking at houses Thursday and, Friday so I didn't take off until Saturday morning. There was a clean-up event scheduled for 8am Saturday in the High Lakes area. I didn't get up there until almost 2pm.

I met my friend Jerry and his wife Jeri (hope that is the right spelling) up there. We had dinner and drinks at the Outpost in Butte Meadows. I hope to go out camping with them in the future because they are good people. While I was trying to find the group I was suppose to help I found this place where I took the pictures. I will spend a weekend camping there as the sights are awesome. Yes that is snow in the trees and on top of Mt Lassen. There are some good pictures to be taken and I will make sure to find some time to do it next time.

I hope you enjoy the few pictures I took. Remember life is an adventure, enjoy the journey.

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Feather River Area 09/23/07

Sunday 23 September 2007 @ 4:08 pm

Stopped in Paradise and looked at a place with a six car garage on Friday. Pretty nice place. I headed out to the Feather River area again. I have been here almost 24 hours and only saw one person so far and that was about 15 minutes after I stopped. I don't know how many pictures I will get this weekend as it started raining on Saturday morning. The trees are changing and there are still some berries around.

I hope that this is a big snow year as the lakes really need some water. I stopped by one of the campgrounds on Lake Oroville and was talking to one of the camp workers. She said the lake was down about 160 feet.

I may go to the same place I went last week next weekend as they are having a clean-up day and I probably should introduce myself to some of the locals as I am planning on moving up there.

Now that most people have quit camping for the season and the weather is changing it may be time to hit some of the popular summer spots.

I did find a nice place that I will soak in next spring and summer. I kept dry until it was time to pack and leave. I had a great dinner of salmon fillets and garlic potatoes but didn't get a chance to snap a picture of it. I will assure you it was tasty.

There were a couple of places I saw on my way in that looked like great pictures but the rain took them away. I will take them another time.

Enjoy the few pictures I took and I will try to make it up another weekend.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Remeber Life is an adventure so enjoy the journey.

Butte Meadows and the High Lake area 091607

Sunday 16 September 2007 @ 5:54 pm

Well this weekend I started off in Butte Meadows. I had planned to meet Jerry (Kessler), his son, and his son's family around 5pm on Friday and then head up to the high lakes area. It looks like it may rain and Saturday is the opening day of deer season. Well his son had some vehicle problems and cancelled for the weekend. I spent an extra day in Butte Meadows.

I went walking around Butte Meadows on Friday morning and saw something that looked sort of odd off the side of the road. There was a small chain link fence up and I hadn't seen anything on that side of the road. I went up to look at it and it was a small graveyard. There were only a few markers and only two were readable. A little further up the road there was a memorial and a helicopter pad. As I kept walking up the road I saw different signs. The one with fantasy island sign I think had a small house for Tattoo. The camera and stuff is from the Outpost in Butte Meadows. They have a live web cam set up out there.

We started heading up to the high lakes area on Saturday morning. I saw the sign about God's country and had to get a picture. We set up camp and then I rode with Jerry as I hadn't been out there before. I think the BUB could have done most of it. I took some pictures of the different lakes and landscapes. Dinner on Saturday was salmon and southwestern mashed potatoes. It was very tasty. After dinner I noticed the lake and the reflections of the sun so I tried to take some mirror shots of the trees on the lake.

I then shot some pictures of our campsite. There is one video down at the bottom. I had a great weekend and hope you enjoy the pictures.

Life is an adventure. Enjoy the journey.

The Video

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Milsap Bar 09/09/07

Sunday 9 September 2007 @ 4:00 pm
Well I went up to Milsap Bar again this weekend. I wanted to look at some properties on my way up and find those waterfalls. I finally found out why it has been so hard to find them. I was talking to a ranger and he said they don't really want people up in there so they don't mark it. He did admit that this is a low water year and it wouldn't be too bad this year and told me how to get up in there.

On Friday night I had tuna steaks and rice. It was so good I had to post two pictures. Another picture of my trusty tent. I may have to start posting a picture of my tent again. I bet riding that trolley across the river would be fun. It looks like it would be a real pain to get it to the side.

There was a fire about 60 miles from where I was at. The sky was hazy the whole weekend. A couple pictures of the river and the fish that won't let me catch them. The one that looks blurry is actually a dragonfly in the center of the photo. Those things just weren't landing. The last picture is dinner on Saturday night. Salmon filets. They were tasty also.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Moore Creek Campground 09/03/07

Monday 3 September 2007 @ 2:52 pm

Well the start of another great weekend. There are way too many people but I am hoping it will be fun. I am at Moore Creek again. The water is still dropping. I am not sure how many pictures I will take this weekend. I pan fried some marinated Ahi tuna last night. It was pretty tasty. Tonight is either going to be salmon or carne asada. I will try to take some pictures. The bugs are terrible. It isn't that they are biting but hovering in front of my face so when I take a breath I suck up a few if I forget to fan my face.

It rained on Friday for awhile and it was pretty nice. Saturday got pretty hot so I took a dip in the river. I pulled out my old tent and it still works pretty well for its size. For those that have been following my blog awhile this is the tent that I started using in the beginning.

It was like a refugee city up there on Saturday. There was tents everywhere and not just from our group. A lot of them took off on Sunday and it was nice on Sunday night.

Saturday night was pork tacos which were very tasty. I had salmon steaks on Sunday morning and a delicious dinner on Sunday night. It was a stew with beef, chicken, and pork. It also had beer, veggies, and spices in it. I ended up bring the carne asada home. I need to try and take more pictures of the food.

In the next few weeks I am going to be planning more trips around my soon to be new home in the Paradise area. Towards the end of the month I will be doing a ghost town trip. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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