Spring Break in Susanville and the Blood Moon.


My motorcycle at a rest stop along the way.

Rest stop along the way

 

For spring break this year I decided to try a long trip on my motorcycle and headed up to Susanville to see my brother and his family.

Since it’s such a long drive I managed to break it up by stopping off in Sacramento to visit Ric and do a little kayaking

lake natomas

lake Natomas

 

Driving over Donner pass was a little chilly but overall I had some great weather for riding. Once in Susanville I had a great time, we went hiking on the Biz Johnson trail and Michael and Mathew had a blast getting us to play Mario party.

 

Along Millers road

Along Millers road/ Biz Johnson trail

We even stayed up late for the Lunar eclipse.

Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse

 

Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse

I almost missed the blood moon as it was getting chilly outside so we all went inside when the moon went dark but I stepped outside right before going to sleep and there it was.

Blood Moon

Blood Moon

For the return trip I decided to take a detour through Yosemite but I’ll write about that later.

 

 

Return to Fossil Falls


Camping at Fossil Falls

Camping at Fossil Falls

Following my trip to Rainbow basin I decided to try a slightly longer trip and camp out at fossil falls. Turned out I could have picked a better weekend as it got pretty windy and with the limited shelter in the area my tent was threatening to fly away through most of the night. The night sky was beautiful though so I had fun taking pictures of the stars.

night sky

night sky

 

tent by the glow of my led headlight

tent by the glow of my led headlight

 

The next morning there was a beautiful sunrise and I was up early enough to climb around  the lava falls before it got too hot.

 

Sunrise

Sunrise

 

I even spotted a nest partway up one of the cliffs formed by the lava falls. Below which was a pile of bones.

nest

nest

bones

bones

 

colorful lichen

colorful lichen

 

I also got some great views of the nearby cinder cone before I headed home. It was a horribly windy ride through the canyon but it was an enjoyable weekend non the less.

 

cinder cone

cinder cone