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Welcome to my website!  

My name is Carol and I created this site to share my love of the great outdoors.  
I hope you find it entertaining, inspiring, and helpful if you are planning your own

My husband, son and I live in beautiful northern California.  We have also lived in
central and southern California, southeastern Washington, and northeastern
Oregon.  Before I was married I also lived in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and  
western Oregon.
 We love to hike, camp and explore nature in every season.

Latest Adventures

Tangle Blue Lake Backpack Trip
North Battle Creek Reservoir
Lake Siskiyou

Whiskeytown Kayaking

Whiskeytown Falls

Chappie-Shasta OHV area

Salt Creek Kayak

Sacramento River Bend

February 2020 Road Trip - Mt. Tamalpais, Pt. Reyes, Salt Point, etc.
East Weaver Creek, Shasta-Trinity NF
Dog Creek Bridge, Shasta-Trinity NF
Panther Meadows, Shasta-Trinity NF
Butte Lake, Lassen National Park
Middle Deadfall Lake Backpack Trip, Shasta-Trinity NF
Eiler Lake Backpack Trip, Thousand Lakes Wilderness
Boulder and Little Boulder Lakes Backpack Trip, Trinity Alps Wilderness
Summer 2019 Road Trip! Lassen NP, Lassen NF & Plumas NF
Camping at Lake Siskiyou
Kayaking McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake
North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
Spring Break at Patrick's Point State Park
New Year's Road Trip - Mendocino NF & Mendocino Coast
Thanksgiving 2018
Forest Glen Guard Station, Founder's Grove, Skunk Train & Fort Bragg
Kayaking Manzanita Lake, Lassen National Park
Heart Lake, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Kayaking on Lewiston and Trinity Lakes
Eureka Trip including Fern Canyon

My husband Todd and
son Todd Jr. (we call
him T or Little T) hike
to Middle McCloud Falls
on the Shasta-Trinity
National Forest
"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a
reluctant enthusiast.... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the
other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not
enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with
your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains,
bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit
quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious,
and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head
firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this
much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those
desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their
eyes hypnotized by desk calculators.  I promise you this; You will outlive the
bastards." ~ Edward Abbey
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This website was
created in March
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