Tuesday June 6, 2023 Plumas National Forest CA.
Up the road
We camped here on the road last night and today we decided to try and go on up this road to see if it went on through to the main road we wanted to travel today. This road wasn’t wasn’t on our maps
The road started out pretty good.
Over grown road
But soon got pretty tight with tree limbs blocking the road. We pushed on through. This is why the vans don’t have real nice paint jobs.
We pushed through a lot of tight tree limbs and got lots of new pin stripes, but Marty stopped for this one and it’s the only one we cut off.
Marty had a little battery operated chainsaw that made quick work of that limb. You can see, even with that limb removed the road was tight and the vans had to push through the small trees.
We were almost to the top end of the road when we came to an abrupt stop at these downed trees across the road.
We weren’t getting through all these trees without a big chainsaw. It appeared the forest fire a couple years ago stopped here where some dozers cut a break in the trees, but messed up the road in the process.
Back down the road
Of course that meant we had to somehow get turned around and go crashing back through all the little trees, about two miles of them.
Marty’s checking our only turn around spot and we did get turned around and headed back down the road.
We made it back to the main road that stopped us at the creek last night. I thought we’d have a better look at the creek and see if we could figure out where the road was and if we could make it through.
I scouted the creek there on the left and found the way through and decided we could make it without too much trouble.
I went first, on up the creek. It was shallow and rocky, but solid.
Marty followed me.
Once through the creek area the road got real good, so we stopped to look at the map and figure out which way we wanted to go after a break.
The road took us up to the ridge top and the road was pretty good.
Let’s camp here
We were driving down the road and the ridge top opened up to this spot with few trees. I thought this would be a nice spot for tonight so I informed Marty that we should stop here for the night where we had a good sky view.
I went for a walk looking around the forest for morel mushrooms but found none. We were in the clouds and got a bit of thunder and some real light rain showers.
We were in the clouds as night settled down around us.
Since we are on the ridge top, there is some cell phone service here, so I am able to post.
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