Red Rock

Red Rock

After we left Death Valley, we went to Red Rock State Park. There’s a small campground there, first come first served.  We were luck enough to not only get a site for two nights but to get a really nice site with a level concrete pad and good picnic table. Site number 6, folks. That’s…

January Hiking

January Hiking

January is a good time to hike in our part of California. Pretty cold, but all that means is that it is not likely to be hot enough to melt your eyebrows right off your face. As it so often is during the summer. The image above was taken on the Loafer Loop in the…

Paradise Flume Trail

Paradise Flume Trail

That even sounds nice, doesn’t it? Paradise Flume Trail. That’s been on our agenda since we moved to Oroville in March, and we finally made there last Wednesday. Getting There From Oroville It’s a nice little drive from Oroville to Paradise, up Highway 70 to Penz Road. We followed Penz Road to Dean Road and…

4 1/4 bears

4 1/4 bears

My husband and I recently went camping and hiking in Sequoia National Park. It was a great trip, including the above mentioned 4 1/4 bears. How, you ask, do you see a quarter of a bear? Easy. We were hiking the trail down to the Muir Grove, and I saw the tail end of a…