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Battle Creek Falls – A Few Hours in Nature

 

Mel and I decided today would be a good day to get out and get some much needed fresh air.  I also wanted to start getting an idea whether the General Grabber AT2’s were a good call for a winter tire on the grocery-getter.  Judging from the performance in 6 inch deep slush, I’d say they’re going to get the job done if we want to get a bit off the blacktop (in moderation) in the winter…

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We took a spin into Battle Creek Falls.  Just a little 16 foot drop next to an antiquated power house.  I wish the snow/terrain/my bum knee would have let me get down for a better photo angle but these will have to do for now…

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Naturally, you have to stop for a road-side selfie…

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We liked the look of the sky when crossing the causeway at Almanor on the way home (ok, in reality it was more pastel pink but you don’t take a photo you MAKE a photo, right?)…
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Nice little afternoon with my gal that we ultimately capped off at Lassen Ale Works (gotta get a few more runs there while it still exists)!

 

Whiskeytown Lake, Saturday, June 25, 2005

A few photos of a fishing trip (well, boat ride would be more accurate) this past Saturday to Whiskeytown Lake. This entire region is experiencing a cooler than normal spring and early summer this year which made the afternoon very enjoyable. Typically it would have been 100+ degrees on a June afternoon at Whiskeytown but I doubt it was 90 degrees out that day.

A few shots on the boat…..




Enjoying a leg stretch on a small beach….








Jimmy and Laura watching some “honkers” that swam up to beg for potato chips (note to any environmentalists who may happen by: their begging was without result!)


Initial Post

I’ve been having so much fun playing with blogs that I thought I’d set one up to be used for the original intent, a Web Log. This blog will contain miscellaneous entries and photos about family trips, events, rants, raves and whatever else my wife, daughter and I choose to post. It will be geared toward family and friends but all are welcome.

I’ll turn on anonymous posting for anyone who doesn’t want to set up a blogger username. If you post this way though just sign your name to it so we know who’s commenting.

Enjoy,

Mike