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What We Did for Thanksgiving

Feather Falls Trail Sign

This eight-mile round-trip hike kicks my butt every time. Today was no exception. I'm thankful to be alive and in one piece.

Frey Creek


Feather River

Close-up of Ponderosa Pine Bark
ponderosa pine bark

The Feather River Falls


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Nov. 24th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm not sure how it's possible for that trail to be uphill both ways, but it was.

Those last two miles nearly killed me. Even the crackmonkey dog is wore out.
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Nov. 24th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
The pic of the Falls was cut short because the rest of it was in shadow. :(
Nov. 24th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
Wow that's awesome! wish i did something cool like that today! I've been wanting to go all Autumn but haven't had the energy so i have my sights set on Spring.

We got a VACUUM!!!!
Nov. 24th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
Oh yeah--I know that hike!
Nov. 24th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
thank you for sharing these, I see you've still got some autumn color yet... nice day for a hike

Nov. 24th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
Way ot west
Nice shots, you have the gift of "seeing" and capturing the beauty that you see.
Nov. 24th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Now I have something to be thankful for!
Thanks, Babe! That was wonderful! I am so happy that you guys were able to make that beautiful trip. Thanks for sharing! LYM
Nov. 24th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
So beautiful! Don't you love the smell of ponderosa bark? I think it smells like vanilla.
Nov. 25th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
The Eucalyptus trees were over-powering all other smells.
Nov. 24th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the wonderful pictures. I especially loved the third picture. It feels like something other than the sun is up there waiting. I am going to have to go there the next time I head to Cali.
Nov. 25th, 2006 07:54 am (UTC)
I have yet to make that trip. Bug and I started to once (well, we were s'posed to be working, soliciting ads for The Beak, so we were dressed nice and somehow ended up on a muddy trail....that's just how we be!) But, oh, I don't know, a couple hundred yards into the trail a 6"-8" banana slug crossed our path. Slowly. But Bug is deathly, gaggingly afraid of slugs period, let alone one that's big enough to do some damage. So, yeah, we didn't make it far :)
Nov. 25th, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
a slug nearly killed me on that hike, when I stepped on it while going down a steep part of the trail.

slugs are suprisingly slippery.
Nov. 25th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
Ew. Ew .Ew. Ew. Ew.
I'm not surprised, they leave a trail of slime after all :)

And if Bug reads this slug thread, she may well vomit!
Nov. 25th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
many years ago when I lived in a crappy little house here in Chico, I got up in the middle of the night for some reason, walked into my kitchen and stepped on a giant slug that somehow was crawling across the kitchen floor. Barefoot.

They are squishy.
Nov. 25th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Nov. 25th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
Great Way to Spend Anyday
Once again I am jealous of the beautiful scenery you have in your "backyard". I am glad you two got out and enjoyed the Thanksgivings day. Sorry to hear about the slippery slug, I heard that slugs out west are big and dangerous!
Nov. 26th, 2006 09:13 am (UTC)
Re: Great Way to Spend Anyday
The slugs are usually not dangerous to a full grown adult.

Every year though, around spring, when the slugs come out of hibernation, there is a rash of dog and cat disappearances.

Nov. 26th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
Looks pretty.

But where, oh where, do you fall asleep after turkey consumption? Roll over on that cliff edge and that could be bad.
Nov. 26th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
When we got home, we had a frozen pizza for dinner. And we were crippled for the next two days!
Dec. 2nd, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Lovely pics! The 2nd & 3rd are especially beautiful. One of these days, I must do this hike. :)
Dec. 2nd, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
Bring lots of water!
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