Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dr. King week-end

Friday we camped by the Yuba River so we could be in Nevada City early for the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival. The very first films we saw were about restoring the Yuba watershed and about the Tsi-Akim Maidu. The photo above is the bark house and grinding stone honoring the Maidu whose land is now occupied.
Saturday night, after a full day of films we camped in the town then went up to Donner Summit to ski the PCT toward the Peter Grub hut. Again today we tried to make it at least to the ridge but the snow was intense, even as our skiis were sticking and my conditioning held us to a slow pace.
There is a huge concern about development on Donner Summit and if you google Save Donner Summit you can read more about the proposals--it is probably only the bad economy that has preserved the area.
The days were alivening and beautiful despite the wildness of the weather. I'm glad it plans to continue and that 10 feet is the snow pack that is being discussed. Stay safe though.

Meanwhile, the radio kept us up to date on the evolving tragedy in Haiti and KVMR 89.5 FM did a wonderful day of Dr. King speeches and memorial music today. Despite not making any of the memorials I feel good about being back on the road in the V.V. with Michael and Sasha.


At January 26, 2010 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Bob Campbell said...

You and Michael are the coolest people on earth! Where do you get so much energy?

You do more in a week than I do in a year. I'm happy for you and appreciate living vicariously through your blog.

Keep it up and never grow old,


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