How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Spent a week within the Russian Wilderness Area, in far Northern California. Six friends, six backpacks, and 12,000 acres to play in. We call ourselves the Beefaloes. Fairly obvious why.
We set up base camp at Paynes Lake, which sits in a granite basin at about 6,500 feet in elevation. Day hikes were optional. As was the swimming, fishing and playing music. Mostly, we stared at the granite, the lake, the campfire and dared to dream.

Here's a few shots:



6 comments:

Daily Panic said...

WOW! These are great pics! You look great too! Glad you had fun! Wish you had bottled up some of that fresh mountain air for the jealous(aka- all of us that didn't get to spend a week in the wilderness!)

John Soares said...

Thom, great shots. I didn't make it to the Russian Wilderness this summer, although I might do a day hike in September on the PCT from Etna Summit.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. I would've loved the hiking.

Scott V. said...

looks like it was a good time. glad i had the chance to say hi in the store before you took off to the trailhead. no iron chef competition this year?

VL Sheridan said...

Oh that picture of the moon over the lake is breath taking. I hope you can find someplace equally as beautiful once you hit the east coast.

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