Saturday, November 29, 2008

Official kick off to Christmas!

Our Christmas tree is up and the house is decorated for the holidays. I hope all of you have a relaxing holiday season and don't over do it with the madness that is typical this time of year.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

River Reflection

Here is another photo from Hobo Camp. It was taken a few weeks before the photo that I posted yesterday. I really love that bike trail, it is beautiful year round.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bizz Johnson Bike Trail

I took this photo in autumn of 2006. This is a bridge over the Susan River along the Bizz Johnson Trail. This is at the Hobo Camp picnic area. We used to live really close to this area, about 5 minutes on foot. The kids and I would come here ALOT. We don't get there as much these days, but it is still one of our favorite places to go.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


These tractors are at Wemple's Pumpkin Patch. It has been a long week, so I am using some older photos until I have time to get out and about for new ones!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mt. Lassen

This is Mt. Lassen as seen from State Highway 36. This is still an active volcano. It hasn't erupted in nearly 100 years. It is the southern most volcano in the Cascade mountian range.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Memorial Park

Last month the trees still had all their leaves when I took this photo. Now, they are pretty bare.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gov. Isaac Roop

Isaac Roop was once Governor of the Nevada Territory which includes North Eastern Calif. The town of Susanville was named for his daughter, Susan. The link below has an interesting account of how Susanville became settled and the disputes that took place.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bizz Johnson Trail is honored

Bizz Johnson trail honored as a former railroad route

Published: Friday, Nov. 07, 2008 Page 2B

Bizz Johnson trail honored as a former railroad route
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a national organization, has named the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail as the eighth inductee to the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame honors exemplary public trails that were converted from former rail lines and corridors.
The Bizz Johnson trail runs along the Susan River in Lassen County. The main trail head is at the old Railroad Depot in Susanville.
The trail is featured in Rails to Trails magazine and on the Web site,
The 24.5-mile multiuse trail is the longest rail-trail in California. It follows the former Southern Pacific railroad's Fernley and Lassen branch line, which carried lumber and passengers from 1914 to 1956.
The route leads through dense high-country woodlands and Susan River Canyon. Along its route from Susanville to Westwood are trestles, tunnels and two trail museums.
– Ramon Coronado

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Honoring those who have served.

2008 Susanville Veteran's Parade.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Ox

Westwood, Ca is one town over from Susanville. It is about 16 miles away. Westwood is said to be the place where the Paul Bunyan legend began. There are several other towns across the US that have the same claim. Westwood has two large statues as a tribute to the logging legend.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The caboose on Richmond Road sits on the train tracks that took Susanville from a tiny ranching community to a milling town early in the 20th century. The mills are closed, but the caboose, a rebuilt depot, and a small section of track remain.

I think the mountain in the background is Susanville Peak. You can see many trees turning colors amongst the pines.