A zero in Dunsmuir! After hanging out at the Mossbrae Hotel until the town woke up, I found coffee. A lot of places seem to be closed (Covid or economy?), as opposed to other towns. But it was a nice morning and I enjoyed my breakfast from an espresso cart outside!
On the way to the motel I picked up food for the next 6 days and enjoyed the sights of Dunsmuir. To be honest, much of it looks very run down.
Some funky character homes are being restored but many are in disrepair. The town has a lot of trees, often gigantic old cedars and just a lot of green.
There’s also the Sacramento River flowing below town and the ever-present Interstate (the upper part of town is right next to it – how do people live like this?). The view of Mt Shasta from just behind the motel is great!
After switching to another motel from the original choice (just a feeling …) I ended up at the Cave Springs motel. The owner Lou is super nice and accommodating.
I spread out all my gear, tried new ways to pack items, took a nap (maybe 3 hours of sleep last night?) and got organized for food and online orders.
It was very windy and a bit rainy during the day but the forecast looks good for the next week. Kathy’s weather reports from OR sound cold and snowy (and even the coast is in for lots of rain according to Loura) so I’m glad to have flipped back down (such smooth travels). Snow shouldn’t be an issue until the Sierra now. I’m hoping the miles will go by faster and easier than on the snowfields 🏔
4 thoughts on “June 6”
Thanks for your journey updates! Wow – great flexibility in going where the trail allows you to go. I was on section of the PCT in southern WA at 4750 feet on Friday and it still had 3 feet of snow and negligible tracks.
Continued Joyful and Safe Travels,
Thanks Ron! Yes there is plenty of snow even at lower elevations. Happy to hike around California for a while 🙂
A real-nice write up, Biggi. As I read it, it is almost as if we were there. Will send an e-mail in a few minutes time.
Fred from away up here in Canada, looking out at The Atlantic.
Glad to keep you here with me virtually, Fred … I know you and Marion would enjoy the landscapes. Enjoy the ocean!! 🌊