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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Camp to Yreka

We had a little more rain and snow yesterday. Coming up Highway 263 from the 96 cutoff to Happy Camp one can see a better definition of the cutouts for the road through the mountain as the snow clings to the rocks. As you reach the top of the climb back towards Yreka you have a brief glimpse of Mount Shasta from a different angle but still with all the beauty of the majestic peaks covered in snow glistening in the sunlight after the rain. The bottom picture shows the fog veiling the snow covered mountains on the way to Happy Camp.
(as always, click on the images to see a larger picture)




Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More Snow

We had a small storm come in and bring some more fresh snow. There was about three inches in Etna (where the deer cross the road) and in Greenview yesterday.




Thursday, December 24, 2009

Antlers Bridge Project

I have previously written about this and preliminary work is now starting. They are building a batch plant near the freeway on ramp in Lakehead and have begun cutting and shredding trees and done some other work on the opposite side of the Lake (river).
More information is available in this construction article.
Pictures and info of the current bridge here.



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fresh Snow on Mount Shasta

The sun was finally out today and I was able to get a few shots of Mount Shasta. It is so beautiful from most any angle or position.
(Click image for a better view)




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Car Dogs

Count the dogs in this car I saw in a parking lot today. I found 8 or 9, or at least saw that many as I took the photo. There are three in the back window on the "shelf", two or three in the back seat, one in the driver's seat and one or two in the front passenger seat. The weather and reflections don't help the visibility.
(click the image to enlarge the picture for a better view)


Monday, December 14, 2009

Frozen Trout Pond

Last week I was up in Hornbrook making deliveries and the sun was coming through the trees, reflecting off the water spray and the frozen pond.




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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Small Snowstorm

We had a a small snowstorm yesterday morning and through part of the day. Pictures are in order of my travel up I-5 to Yreka. There was rain in Redding and then snow started falling past the Pit River Bridge over Lake Shasta. The pictures from top to bottom are: downtown Yreka, pickup spun out and facing traffic near Weed, freeway entrance from Weed Rest Area, I-5 near Dunsmuuir, and I-5 near Lakehead.
(as always, click the image for a larger picture)


Friday, December 11, 2009

Lamb Dogs

This tough lamb guy thinks he is one of the "bad dogs". Walks right up with them, but doesn't bark yet. This is from one of my stops last week.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Redding sets record low temperature

The Redding Municipal Airport hit 16 degrees Wednesday morning, setting an all-time low and wreaking a little havoc on local plumbing.

The previous low - 17 degrees - was set on Jan. 13, 1930, and was matched on Dec. 21, 1990, according to the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, the Redding area will experience another day of unseasonably cold and clear weather before clouds move in and bring a chance of rain later this week.

Just like Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a freeze warning for the area, with widespread frost expected before 9 a.m. today.

Tonight brings a 30 percent chance of rain for the far northern Sacramento Valley, according to the National Weather Service. Along with rain, the storm should bring warmer temperatures.

"The storm coming over the weekend will warm us up a little," said Angus Barkhuff, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Sacramento.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Frozen Logs and Sprinklers

We had quite a drop in the temperature yesterday and a little snow also. The high temperature in some of the northern cities was in the low 20s. They always keep the sprinklers running on the stacks of cut logs to keep them wet so they are easier to mill. The water from the sprinklers is frozen into a "fan" shape on the top of the rows of logs. In some of the 'close ups' you see them better. These stacks are in Weed at the Roseburg Mill. You can also see one of the huge log movers in the lot. It carries about a truckload of logs at one time.










Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Trees

They have been bringing loads of Christmas (NOT "Holiday") trees down I-5 for a few weeks now. They secure their loads much tighter than they used to. You could always find a nice tree alongside I-5 as they "bounced" out of the trucks when traveling over rough sections of roadway.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Heavy Loads

So what are they really hauling? I see a lot of trucks carrying these huge sections of something almost every day going north on I-5. Not sure what they are or what they are for. Looks like sections of a wall or something similar.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Downtown Deer

The deer continue to frequent the yards and streets in Yreka.
The bucks are even coming closer now as mating season draws near.
(as always, click image for a larger picture)