Mill Creek Resort
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... not funny.
The next day, after again visiting Walmart for a $3 breakfast (lunchables $1, yoghurt $1, apple and medium coffee $1) although feeling guilty for all the plastic involved - although there is plastic everywhere we go - plastic spoons, cups, knives and forks... everywhere... even if you could use plates or metal forks or spoons, they seem to like plastic and waste - we headed to Lassen.
I wanted to head ...
... Then a walk through the Devastation Area, wiped out by the mud flow. Almost complete re growth after 100 years. Good interpretative panels. Next stop Summit Lake, at 2032 metres, with good views of Lassen Peak at 3187 metres. Reached The Summit at 8511 feet, 2586 metres. Descended to Lake Helen and then Emerald Lake. Passed Diamond Peak at 2429 metres. The amazing park highway, like many in other national parks, was constructed in ...
... Wren sing its song. Being that it is one of my favorite bird songs, it really made me happy to hear this, for I hadn't heard a Canyon Wren since leaving the canyons of the San Gabriel mountains. I stopped for a while and sang back to it. To my delight, it would answer. Once up on top, the trail was pretty much under forest canopy for the rest of the day, intermittently climbing over an exposed ridge. Monsoon clouds began forming by 11-12. At one point I ...
... found a few new species of birds not far from our campsite. We went for a run/walk around Manzanita Lake which was nice and a campfire to end a great day. The drive through the park the next day was pretty, getting up to 8,500ft. After seeing some bubbling pools it was time to go, not much else to ...
... expect: Him, a Homer-like "Doh", she, a high pitched "Oh dear!". I was reminded of the supposed conversation after the charge of the light brigade:
Lord Raglan: "Good lord, I think I've lost my leg"
Lord Wellington: "By gad sir, I believe you have"
I doubt either exchange went quite as depicted.
"Good lord, I believe you're in the wrong car"
"By gad sir, I think I ...