June 19, 2011

Gonzales Family Campout

We spent Father's Day weekend on the second annual Gonzales family camp-out. Sherry's Mom and our godson, Anthony joined us in La Rana, while everyone else was in tents. We stayed two nights at Green Valley Campground, two miles past Green Valley Lake.

There was plenty of firewood nearby as the USFS had been harvesting trees burned in the 2007 Slide Fire. As you can see from the photo at left, the forest has become inhabited with crazy man-tree hybrids. As you can see from the photo below, Andy isn't sure if he remembered to put on some pants.

This last photo is one Linda took of Sherry and I on our trip last month to Table Mountain. Great place for sunsets.

June 17, 2011

On the Interwebs

You know how much a new door is at CampingWorld? I'd pay good money to see what the inside of this trailer looks like.

June 6, 2011

Guerrilla Campground

I had to share this great story from the news today. A campground that was closed due to budget cuts has had the campsites mysteriously mowed, bathrooms opened, and trails cleared by someone who really wanted the campground reopened!

June 5, 2011

Black Mountain Vista

We opened up the Black Mountain Lookout Tower two weeks ago, but today was my first full shift, and a solo one at that. I had brought up some homework to work on, but couldn't really concentrate on anything. This place is my stress valve. I took a bunch of photos of the tower to document some maintenance issues, but I also stitched together this panorama from the catwalk. It doesn't quite capture the full circle (the southern view was way overexposed). Make sure you click on it and scroll right and left to see the whole thing. That is San Gorgonio in the center and San Jacinto on the right.