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

Friday, November 15, 2013

Returning, once again

 After Reno we finished out our 395 northward trajectory at Hallelujah Junction and took Hwy 70 to pick up Bio-diesel in Vinton, stopped for a few things in Quincy where I reveled in this stunning deciduous tree still holding its leaves, then turned north again past Greenville and up around the curve of Lake Almanor. We visited a little with the folks at Childs Meadow and then spent the night at the South-west entrance of Lassen National Park. In the morning we hiked through the snowless dry meadows up and down to Mill Creek Falls.
 I'm sorry I didn't get a better photo... It is the confluence of Sulphur and Bumpass Creeks and has a beautiful double drop.
 After the hike we did our rounds of restaurants in the area and Michael picked up about 75 gallons of veggie oil. We then commenced to wind our way down into the valley.
 I don't know how well you can see the map but it shows you the loop we made between Sept. 3rd and yesterday. Coming into Chico was hard... the air quality was terrible, the town has become more intolerant since we left hiring armed guards to patrol the downtown and this city of 87,000 plus seems overwhelmingly busy in our big unwieldy veggie voyager. The good things are that scarlet and yellow leaves are still on the trees, the moon is almost full, our land looks as beautiful as ever, our daughter is well and friends are doing ok, mostly. We are having a few homeless days to curb surf for the time being.


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