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

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Warner Mountains

I'm sorry to say I can't seem to upload photos but here is a tempting one. We went up into the South Warners with old Health Dept. buddies Ann and Linda squeezed into the Veggie Voyager with us. We camped the first night at Clear Lake and hiked around the lake and visited the Mill Creek Falls. The next day we went up the Pine Creek drainage to the huge meadows below the ridge line following the wildflower speckled creek all the way and visiting small lakes along the way. We camped that night right near here on sweet little Fitzhugh creek. Next day we went down to Blue Lake which was the only one warm enough to swim in before going home. We packed alot of beauty into four days...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last week

Last week is mostly unavailable. We veggie voyaged up to Colby Mtn and camped by the fire lookout. The man who staffs it has worked at the lookout for 27 years... only 50 human staffed fire lookouts remain in California.
The next day we drove on some back roads and ended up biking then hiking to the summit of an unnamed peak that looked out to the ends of the world. That night we camped at Humbug Summit in a beautiful meadow.
My new camera takes great shots but I sure couldn't get the blog to work with them.

So, these are pictures of my final birthday celebration at Sipho's new Jamaican restaurant. Got in some nice visits with Andrea, Carmel and Lorie but best was being with Laurel and Weezie and then being joined by chef Sipho himself. He has a beautiful spirit and it comes across in his delicious food. So kind of Weezie and Laurel to give me gifts, flowers, cake plus so much love. I'm lucky. I know it.

We did have the old camera when we went out on the Sacramento last week. Saw vacated Riparia Riparia (bank swallow) nesting sites and had time for lunch along the banks...

So sorry I can't share photos from the Pastors for Peace dinner or some of the much better quality photos I have now... ironic that I can't post them... I'll experiment more as

we voyage and paddle and feast onward.

Friday, July 8, 2011


It's been so long since I blogged! The reason is that the files are large for the new Canon camera... Michael took this picture of me on my 64th Bday with it... finally a camera that can take photos in low light and get great detail.

These though are of Lake Almanor from the canoe and my old friend, the water proof Pentax option camera. The lake is so full we could paddle from the road and through the forest. Lots of birds were taking advantage of this protected shelter so we enjoyed many species.

When they say something wasn't worth a hill of beans I'm not sure what it means but this was impressive none the less. So much going on in the world...local stuff with redistricting so conservatives can have more clout, in Congress where the repugs are playing chicken to keep the rich and corporations from paying their fair share, at the state level where even the honest governor had to bull his way to a budget deal by wistful thinking because of repub stubborness about taxation. Meanwhile big oil is fracking away, bringing high carbon burning fuels across our most sensitive aquifers down from Canada, spilling oil into long stretches of pristine river... it was hard to get on without a good meditation today as my emotions were choking me.

We're home this weekend and it's hot but last week we were also at Antelope Lake and enjoying beauty there. 'Always have to keep recharging into love and beauty for the work there is to do in this world.