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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stone Roads - the end of the trail

My good friend Red recently retired last month. His blog is here. (http://hiwayjournals.blogspot.com/). He told me I had to wait for him, then I could go. I respect my elders so that was done. Now it is my turn. I also worked for GSO for a little over four years.

Like Red, I give my Creator all the credit for keeping me safe on the roads I have traveled these past four years. Thank God I never had a breakdown any where far from help. I have seen the beauty of His creation day after day as I traveled through the valleys, over the hills, across the rivers and past the waterfalls. One of my special favorites is Mount Shasta. If you search through the blog I have hundreds of photos of that mountain in every season and from every direction. It is beautiful and breathtaking.

Thanks for following along with me on the stone roads and stay tuned, you never know when it will start again...


Friday, October 15, 2010

Antlers Bridge Project Update

Work continues on the new bridge on both the south and north sides of the lake. (as always, click image for a larger picture)






Wednesday, October 13, 2010

No Mo Sno

The snow is just about gone from the south and west sides of Mount Shasta. There is still a bit on the backsides. With the cooler temperatures it won't take much rain to bring the snow cap back.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pink Cow Statue

A large metal cow sits to the east of I-5 northbound lanes, south of Yreka, north of Grenada. Creator is Ralph Starritt, who lives in Yreka and is a well-known artist. He is also the sculptor of the Yreka Dragon (here). They use the cow to promote several events throughout the year. Right now I would guess it is the "Breast Cancer Awareness" program.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lake Level Dropping

The lake level at Shasta Lake continues to drop as autumn works its way into winter. The current level (as of 10.08.10) is 1019.98 feet, a full lake is about 1067 feet.














The picture below is with a full lake this spring...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Street Deer

Yreka seems to have more than its share of street deer. I saw several today on different streets and resting on people's front yards.
(remember to click pictures for a larger image)


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

High in the Hills

I had a delivery so far up in the hills I was next to a cell phone tower in Lakehead off Gibson road. There was quite a view down to I-5 from here.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Mr. Buffalo

I saw my favorite Buffalo out on Mill Creek Road near Fort Jones today. He has a larger family now. I also saw a couple of calves and a few cows.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mom and Twins

Saw this mom deer and her twins again last week having lunch on a lawn in Yreka.