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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Seasonal variability

 We wanted to get away together before the laparoscopy Michael had yesterday. He processed veggie oil and we traveled along the Sacramento and stayed along it the first night before ending up in Mt. Shasta. We had a few days there of rain and didn't do much, just a few hikes and forays into different places but on the night before we had to start for home we camped at Bunny Flats, at just about 7000 ft.
 And finally got some snow. Mt. Shasta had been invisible the whole visit and we bent into the cutting wind and salty snow on our way up to Horse Camp, the Sierra Club hut.
 We were just inside for the time it took to eat our lunch, wrapped together in our space blanket... When we emerged the sun was out, the snow was dripping off the trees, the mountain had emerged looming above us and the temperature had bolted up twenty degrees.
 Even though we had a flat coming home outside Redding and spent that night at a Les Shwab, the adventure was worth it for the fortifying beauty and enjoyable capriciousness of the great Mountain.


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