In July, my sons and their buddies went backpacking in the Trinity Alps. One of their friends is Wintu.
Here are some of their photos.
Crossing over granite stones during the heat of the day
I haven\’t been able to do a backpacking adventure for about 10 years now – I haven\’t even done a quality hike – I still haven\’t given up in my mind – my body needs to meet up with my mind at least halfway! I don\’t think my back would be able to handle the pack anymore. It\’s good that my sons share their photos with me, so I can at least envision what I am missing out on. I love hearing about their adventures.
The husband is working toward going out with them – before the year ends. They will take him out on an easier hike even though the husband still believes he can do it.
Regarding the fires – Foodie has been helping me to remember how beneficial fire can be for the forests. Granted some of these fires are historic but they have been deep into the backcountry and they see for themselves with photos to prove it – the forests were a mess.
Unhealthy and Hazardous air continues to plague us here in the north-central valley. They say it was an inversion layer that acts as a tight lid, trapping the smoke and limiting the upward air movement.
Friday night was so bad I was starting to smell smoke inside the house. My poor husband was out working in it. He wore an N-95 respirator and he said he worked good. We were in the high 500\’s into Saturday which is hazardous. Today we are hovering around 168, which is still unhealthy but without the smell of burning wood.