Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blog issues

I am having blog issues! Hopefully I can get them resolved soon!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Do you read Outdoor Life Magazine?

An article came out in the Lassen County Times today about the magazine Outdoor Life. Needless to say our little town is very pleased being mentioned in a national publication. Outdoor Life listed Susanville as #29 out of 200 as one of the best places for hunters and fisherman to live. They also wrote that Susanville is one of the top, if not the top area to live on the Pacific Coast for hunting and fishing. Fishing season starts this weekend as does the opening of camping season.

Here is another photo of Eagle Lake. Eagle Lake is home to the famous Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout. This photo was taken near Pelican Point. It's a short hike from the paved bike trail down to the water, but its a great area when the Pelicans are there.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Eagle Lake

Just outside Susanville is Eagle Lake. This is one of our favorite places to spend summer days. We spend alot of afternoons here with our friends. Past this area is a nice sandy beach with a roped off swim area. My kids are already asking when we can go swimming!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lake Almanor

I took this photo last April. Lake Almanor is about 35 miles from Susanville. During the summer the little town of Chester, CA becomes over run with vacationers. This lake has many gated home communities, mostly vacation homes.

We like to hike and picnic on the western side of Almanor near Prattville. The walking trail is paved and its an easy walk even with little kids. You can't see it in this photo, but Mt. Lassen over looks this area. Mt. Lassen is the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range.

Lake Almanor is a man-made lake. The great meadow that existed before the lake was made was the home of Maidu Indians, then later grazing fields for cattle. In 1914, the rivers running through the meadow were dammed to form Lake Almanor by the Great Western Power Company. This created hydro-electric power and is still in use today. The lake was named for Guy Earl's three daughters, Alice; Martha; and Eleanor. Guy Pearl was with the Great Western Power Company. I don't know if he was an owner, but it make sense for one of the owners to name the lake.

Today Lake Almanor is a BUSY place June-August. Between cabin rentals and campgrounds, its a busy place. We are lucky to live nearby and can visit during the non-peak times.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

River Reflection

This is what the Bizz Johnson Bike Trail will look like in another month. Once the trees get their leaves, it's a great place to walk and have a picnic.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Out of Service

I saw this on a new road in town. It's a dead end road. I bet it will connect with another new road, the Skyline extension.

Monday, April 14, 2008

What a difference a day makes!

Yesterday the temperature was about 75. It was AMAZING! This afternoon we had horrible winds that knocked the power out right after school. Tonight it snowed! Weather in the mountains can be very unpredictable! As you can see in the photo, rain is falling on the mountains. This is Susanville's little hospital, about 25 beds. I believe it's the only hospital in Lassen County. It is MUCH nicer then the old hospital, which only had about 10 beds. You can see a few of Susanville's water towers in the background.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fire on the mountain!

This afternoon helicopters could be heard overhead. In this little area, that means two things. Either life flight is taking someone to the city for care or CDF is fighting a forest fire. We had some errands and as we were leaving the subdivision, my daughter yells, Fire on the Mountain! She was right. It was on the mountain just behind our neighborhood, but looked under control. Not a good sign when fire season starts in April, not a good sign at all! I was able to get a photo with the Lassen 'L' in it! I am having computer and Blogger issues. Some of the comments that others have left are not showing up in the comments section. But on a happy note, spell check is finally working again! Now if I can figure out why my computer shuts off randomly, things will be much better!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Clear Creek Park

The foot bridge over the pond in Clear Creek is dangerous! As I was backing up to take this photo, I found the one loose board, lol. Luckily I was paying some attention to where I was backing up or I might have been in real trouble.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


This little guy was at the park in Clear Creek. Clear Creek is a great little town about 25 miles from here. Their little park has a huge pond/marsh area. As you walk along the pond, the ducks stay close hoping for food.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April is Autism Awareness Month

For those not affected by autism, April is National Autism Awareness Month. Sadly this disorder is the fastest growing disability in the US. The CDC estimates that autism occurrs at 1 in every 150 births. For boys the rate is 1 in every 90 births.
I have a child with autism. Some days are easy, very easy. But then there are days when I wonder how I will get through the day. Luckily those days are not as often as they were before, but they still pop up here and there. Life is never dull. It can go from ordinary to insane in the blink of an eye!
If you are interested in helping donate money for autism research or supporting autism events, please check out the events calendar at Autism Speaks. They are hosting events coast to coast to raise money for research. These events are being held in the US, Canada, and UK.
If you are in a city that is hosting a walk, I would love to see photos of the event!!!
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