Fir Cove - Ruth Lake, Shasta-Trinity National Forest (September 2014)
It was definitely good to get back up to the mountains for a time, and I don’t want to wait so long to get back up there again. The Sierra-Nevadas are definitely my home mountain range, and where i’ve spent most of my wilderness times, but I’m quickly warming to the Trinity Alps of Northern Califonia and want to explore the area more.
The whole trip was a much needed break from obligations and work, and nothing’s better than drinking a beer while floating in a mountain lake. We ended up getting rained on pretty good halfway through the week but all in all it wasn’t too severe of a storm, plus all of California is in such need of water I didn’t mind too much. It also helped that we made out camp underneath those oaks in the fourth picture so they shielded us from most of the water.
This was also my first trip using my cast iron dutch oven as the primary cooker and needless to say we ate very well up there. Unfortunaltly I couldn’t get pictures of the other nights food but that spicy sausage stew turned out amazing. It also handled, roast chicken, baked beans with pork belly, and an all meat spicy chili like a champ.
Now I guess back to the real world…