Originally uploaded by JoeDuck.
We continued our labor day tradition of meeting our great friends in Weaverville, CA and then hiking in to the Trinity Alps Wilderness along the trail up to the Canyon Creek Lakes. We camp about 4 miles in and then hike into the lakes the next day which is another 4 miles. It’s a fantastic trip with the kind of scenery you find pretty much only in Northern California – sweeping mountain vistas, smooth granite outcrops and peaks, pristine mountain lakes, streams, and waterfalls. Azure blues and deep greens and a star filled sky complete with the recent meteor shower. It doesn’t get much better than that and the Trinity Alps are one of my favorite places in the whole world.
One really cool addition to the experience this year was looking at the hike through Google Earth, where by tilting the imagery you can really get a neat feel for the vistas along the actual hike. We also found some photos of our first trip in to the Canyon Creek Lakes some 22 years ago. The scenery had not changed but … um … I think we have