Friday June 23, 2023 Babcock Peak, Plumas National Forest CA.
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We had a plan to do some exploring today. We are making a big circle around our base camp, or at least trying to.
Indian Creek Road
Access to the highway that goes along the creek was closed. They were working on the road and we ran into these signs up by the lake the other day. We thought about going on the road anyway, but in the end, we decided to rethink our route as we were just exploring anyway and there was lots of places we hadn’t been in this area, so anyplace was good for exploring. We turned around.
We thought we had it made and were almost to the top when we ran into many burned trees across the road. Someone started to cut some of them but looking up the road there where way too many of them. We turned around to find another route up into the hills.
We found the road that went up into the hill tops where we camped last night so drove on up. The road was on the map that connected, but it wasn’t on the ground so we couldn’t get to that spot so continued on up the road looking for a place to get off the road to camp, but there just wasn’t any on most of these roads.
It was almost five PM, so I said enough, find a camp in a pinch or we’ll be looking in the dark. That means we’ll take almost anything. The vans only need a mostly flat spot to park to camp.
This was the only flat along the road we could find that a rig could get by us so we picked it. We only saw one guy in a jeep all day so it wasn’t likely anyone would come by, unless we parked in the road, then they would for sure.
A better spot, much better