Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Homeward Bound

Now that we've settled into the slow pace of small town life and experienced the beautiful colors of fall and the first snow of the season here in the deep piney woods, we're headed down the mountain to the airport in Reno this morning.  

Adios Northern California!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Wild

I said I wouldn't update the blog until we landed in Roatan, but the location we're in now is fairly spectacular. 

No, we're not in Mexico.  We're 1,418 miles north!  I need to check Cheryl Strayed's book Wild again to see what happened in this area of her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.

We parked at a trailhead for the Pacific Crest Trail and strayed into the wild to the main attraction, Burney Falls.  I love the benches scattered along the steep up and down loop path.  Each features a famous quote.  This one's particularly appropriate.

Burney Creek is actually a dry bed leading into this area and the falls are fed by underground springs.  What a spectacular sight!

We loved the journey so much, we returned the next day with my brother, sister-in-law, and niece.  For the sound effects, click the video below.