Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trinity Alps

We got a little sunshine today and decided to take a drive into Weaverville, a small town about 25 miles from here. We stopped on our way to a lookout to take some pictures of this drop dead gorgeous area. We talked to a couple of rangers about the area. One of them has worked for the forest service for 25 years and the other for one week. The Trinity Alps wilderness covers about 517,000 acres and is the second largest wilderness area in California.  Besides the Trinity River, there is also the Salmon river in this area as well as numerous streams and 55 lakes. There are also many hiking trails to explore.

We drove on to Weaverville, a small town, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.   It is actually a historic California gold rush town and once was home to 2,000 Chinese miners.  The population is now around 3,500 but they have a large grocery store, including "Whole Foods" type items and so we of course bought more than was on our grocery list.  Got a Meyer Lemon Rosemary marinade which I will try with some salmon.                                                 

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