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Where the spirit leads the feet will follow.
Down distant paths for unmapped miles.
Heads forget but hearts remember:
The art of living knows no bounds.

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"The best way out is always through" - Robert Frost

Friday, October 23, 2009

Iron Canyon Fishing

Northern California
Trip Date: 10/17 - 10/18

The first big storm of the season had passed, the Fall weather was perfect and I was itching to get on some water. It took only a quick mention of a fast trip to get Matt M. on board, so we headed up to Iron Canyon Reservoir near Burney.

We used the sit-on-top kayaks to get around the lake. Did some shore fishing. Caught a lot of fish (a few on files, most on bait).

Looking up the Pit River from Big Bend.
We are there!
We got this when we got to the campground. Clearing weather.
Yak Attack!
First morning on the lake.
Matt distracted by rolling fish.
Old buoy near the dam.
Fall foliage along the shore.

Foliage along the road on the way around to the in flow.
Sunday morning.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Trip Date: Sept. 19-20, 2009
Saturday morning 9/20
Brown's Creek/Rhododendron Trail Loop

At the start
Wyatt getting a picture

Marcie saving Wyatt from a falling tree...OK, maybe not

Overgrown creek

Wyatt on trail

The underside of the clover was red

Friday 9/19
Afternoon at Fern Canyon & Gold Bluffs Beach
Elk in marsh at the Fern Canyon Trailhead.
Entering Fern Canyon.
Marcie & Wyatt climb over a log jam.
Up the creek.
Wyatt & Marcie moving deep into Fern Canyon way past the point where most turn around.
On the return.
We climbed out of the canyon and onto the James Irwin Trail for a loop back to the start.
Old decaying boardwalk on the James Irwin Trail above Fern canyon.
Back at the trailhead, we took a walk out to the beach.
Resting Elk.
Wyatt skipping stones on the great Pacific.

In the morning we hiked the Elk Prairie Loop. It's about 2 miles long and circumnavigates the prairie near the campground.
At the start.
Marcie & Wyatt as we entered the forest on the east side.
Some form of berry. I haven't looked them up yet. Salmon or Huckelberry?
Forest Fungi
Along the trail.

Elk encounter.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Something Soon!

Well, Lauren is home from Sac State for the Summer so hopefully we can find the time to start heading out as a group again.

Marcie and Lauren were out at Lake Sonoma (Yorty Creek) Ka-yaking today, so if they took any pictures I will post.

Wyatt and I have a fishing trip planned for the middle of June with the two Matts. We are going over near the Nevada border to Little Last Chance Creek, which flows out of Frenchman's Res. Good small stream fishing during the mornings and mid day, with lake fishing in the evenings.