Short loop hike in Lakes Basin near Graeagle

Karen and I did a short loop hike in Lakes Basin today. I had thought we might do a longer loop hike that goes on the west side of Long Lake, but as we climbed from the trailhead up towards Big Bear Lake we were soon trail finding on solid snow. We passed by the […]

Hiking along Little Jamison Creek

Some parts of Plumas Eureka State Park are closed for toxic clean up—not uncommon in old gold mining areas. We drove to a trailhead along Little Jamison Creek and headed out toward Grass Lake, and perhaps even Rock Lake and Jamison Lake, depending on conditions.

Grass Lake

With lots of snow still on the […]

Upper Salmon Lake

Upper Salmon Lake

We headed to Upper Salmon Lake for a day hike today. On arriving we discovered the lake still had some ice in it, and the surrounding mountainsides had quite a bit of snow. We wanted to go past Upper Salmon Lake to Horse Lake, or maybe even Deer Lake.

After missing the […]