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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Head of the Klamath

I had a delivery in Hornbrook today at the fish hatchery. It is the head or beginning of the Klamath River in California. (Map link) The folks launching their rafts could beat me to Happy Camp on the river if all went well. (just kidding)
(click picture for larger image)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Moving the Dirt

Truck load after truckload, every day, to move mountains of dirt from one side of the bridge to the other. Cutting and scraping the areas for the new freeway entrance and exit.
(remember to click the image for a larger picture)



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Antlers Bridge Construction

I had a chance today to get a couple of shots of the construction on the south side of the Antlers Bridge. The construction continues to "cut down" the mountain on the receiving side of the land.
(as always, click image to view a larger picture)


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another Hard Working Guy

My friend and co-worker has his vehicle loaded with all seven boxes and a few envelopes and is ready to start another grueling, three hour day. Some of us work a little more than that. Read Red's blog here:
http://hiwayjournals.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Back to the City

Had to make another trip to SF to pick up my daughter and son-in-law. A little fog on the bridge this time and the muni running down Carl Street at the corner of Stanyan.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Log Trucks and Narrow Roads

Scott River Road is bad enough on a good day. But it is better to be following one of these guys than to be meeting one on this road. Log truck drivers go extremely fast on straight roads but this road is special. The CHP that met us on one curve found that out as he barely missed the ditch. Good thing he was on the inside as the drop on the outside with no guard rail is a few hundred feet down to the river.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Two Turbines Up, Forty-four to go

Two wind turbines are up and twirling on Hatchet Ridge overlooking Burney, but they aren’t producing power yet.

Construction workers must erect another 44 turbines and string in the wiring before they start providing electricity in October, said Mike Nevenzel, construction manager for at Hatchet Ridge.

For now the turbines are “free spinning,” or turning in the wind without creating energy.

“They are idling,” he said.

Visible from downtown Burney, the turbines will be strung across 6½ miles on Hatchet Ridge and produce 100 megawatts of power. That’s enough to power 30,000 to 35,000 homes.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

San Francisco Trip

We had a quick trip to San Francisco on Sunday to bring my daughter and her husband to the city for doctor's visits next week. The traffic was not as bad as I had imagined as it had been quite some time since I went over the Golden Gate Bridge.



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another View of Mount Shasta

I usually take photos of Mount Shasta along I-5 between Mount Shasta City and Yreka, sometimes from the north on highway 97 towards Dorris. Today I had some deliveries on the south side of Mount Shasta near McCloud.
It was quite a nice day and a beautiful view of a beautiful mountain. (as always, click picture for the larger view)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

In Memory - David Alan Muelrath

We had some sad news today. We just found out a former employee of our company has passed away. Dave was a great guy, he had been off for about a year after an accident last winter.

David Alan Muelrath
Siskiyou Daily News
Posted Jun 09, 2010 @ 08:56 AM
Yreka, Calif. —

David Alan Muelrath, 49 years old, passed away on May 27, 2010 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Modesto, Calif. to Ken and Barbara Muelrath on Aug. 3, 1960, and was raised in Santa Rosa, Calif. He moved to Redding, Calif. with his family, where he met his wife Krista. They were married and moved to Yreka in 1984, where they enjoyed 30 years of marriage. They raised three sons, Trevor, Tyler and Todd.
David loved camping, hunting, fishing and baseball. He coached local baseball for over 20 years, touching the lives of many young players. He attended 12 years of school and was a Certified Food Protection Professional. He made many friends working at our local hospital and nursing home in the past. He completed his career as a package delivery courier. David will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his best friend and wife Krista; his son Trevor; his daughter-in-law Beverly; two special grandchildren Cali and Luke; and his sons Tyler and Todd. In addition, he leaves his parents Ken and Barbara Muelrath of Showlow, Ariz.; his brothers, Keith with his wife Corrine; Marty; Phil with his wife Elite; and Paul with his wife Cicely; and his sister Melissa with her husband Ron; and many nieces and nephews who will sorely miss their “Uncle David.”
A family service was held on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

Memorial contributions may be made to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Cir., Yreka, CA 96097.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

O'Brien Inlet

What a difference a full lake makes. Today I had a delivery here and the parking lot was filled with cars and empty boat trailers. Good business for the folks who have had some lean years.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pink Fire Trucks

I saw some of the pink fire trucks today. Go to http://pinkfiretrucks.org/ for more info. be sure to enlarge the photos to see all the signatures on the trucks.