Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fish Lake to Lake of the Woods

What a glorious day of hiking. Nine easy miles around a couple of pristine mountain lakes with beautiful Mt. McLaughlin in the background. It's distressing that we haven't had much snow this year - but hard not to like these sunny, clear days.

Lake of the Woods with Mt. McLaughlin in the background

Crossing lava fields 

Almost done, after 9 miles on the trail

Thursday, February 19, 2015

On a clear day . . .

We joined our hiking group on a trip to N. CA's Castle Crags, just south of Mt. Shasta City. Even though it is mid February, it might as well have been June. We shed our light jackets early and enjoyed the sun and clear blue skies. The hike took us over at least 5 running streams and up 2400 feet. We have been awe struck by the views of Castle Crags on our many trips back from S. CA along I-5 and wanted to hike in the area. This was our chance and it couldn't have been a nicer day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Our landscape project is almost completely finished. It took longer than anticipated (don't all construction jobs take longer?) but we are very pleased with the result. When the good weather starts, it will be nice to have an inviting outdoor area to enjoy the firepit and views.

View from front door

North Patio