Impressions of a canoe trip…

We got dropped off at the northern most tip of the lake.  It was rather disconcerting when our Kia Sportage drove away without us.  We were committed then. We packed our canoe and set off on our 23 mile journey. It was about a 2 1/2 hour paddle to Wee Sandy Beach, our first campsite. … Continue reading Impressions of a canoe trip…

Lava Beds

Saturday, May 19th We decided to rest our weary shoulders and take our legs out for a walk around the countryside. After a light breakfast of re-hydrated fruit and a whey shake, we headed on a not-too-well-maintained Spatter Cone Loop Trail. The countryside is extremely rugged where black lava flows are still very much a … Continue reading Lava Beds

Shasta Crawfish

Friday, May 18th…relaxing paddling all around… There is a crawfish on the endangered species list called the Shasta Crawfish. It is only found in this area. It is getting eaten up by ordinary crawfish that has been introduced by fisherfolk using them as bait. The Shasta Crawfish has adapted its protective coloration to blend in … Continue reading Shasta Crawfish