The CCC (Civilian Conservation Core) during the war at the end of the depression when there were not enough jobs built ten earthen dams near Beaver Utah that are still functional today. On the far right of this photograph you can see the earthen dam still doing its job years later!
The back story is one of my co-workers from around the end of the late sixties saw some of the pictures of one of these lakes I took while visiting my father. At that time he was pushing 50, but he got all excited and told me in his youth he had worked on those dams while in the CCC, it is a small world!!
Sharon my Dad and myself visited a few of them (they are spread out over miles of forest lands). So on our last trip there we visited 5 lakes for old times sake and it brought back some good memories. In this picture is the Face of The Mountain in the background as Dad called it where there is a ski resort and many miles of Jeep trails to explore.
One of ten lakes
So we were on top of Pelican Butte near Klamath Falls Oregon elevation around 8200 feet and a nine mile 4 X 4 climb and this was another view of Mcloughlin Peak and 4 mile lake just visible over the hood of our jeep. It was truly breath taking.
Pelican Butte (8200 feet elevation) view of Mount Mcloughlin and 4 mile lake
So here is the back side of the hotel we stayed at in Ogden Utah, it is an older place with a restaurant separate from the hotel itself that serves decent food and has great service. The room it self was almost on a western theme and dated but clean and comfortable. We would stay there again! The surrounding mountains were capped in snow and a beautiful site in the morning. Through the breezeway you can see the side door of the restaurant!
Hotel in Ogden Utah
Taken at Bryce Canyon looking towards Moab Utah. The layers of different colors and the development of the Hoodoos due to erosion caught my eye. Trip was in 2017
This beautiful park was on the back side of the hotel where we stayed and was full of Koai Fish. They do a lot of weddings there, a beautiful setting. There is just out of this picture a kiosk with fish food in it for a quarter.l
We took a couple rides in the Jeep while in the Klamath falls area, one was to the top of a butte and the other was to Crater lake. Beautiful country and scenery.
The first image is a radio and communications tower on top of a butte at 8022 feet elevation and a long rough 9 miles of switch back road,.Well worth the trip as the views were fantastic.
From the Butte we could see Mount McLaughlin miles away standing 9495 feet tall with a snow covered peak.
Here is some summer time snow left over from winter protected only by some sparse shade.
Next we went to the famous Crater lake and could only do the west side rim as the east side road was under construction for some badly needed repairs. This is a Island in the lake.
This is a wide angle picture of part of Crescent lake that I really like. It was a nice trip and we saw some beautiful landscapes on the way to the lake itself.
Here are a few images from our trip last week to Oregon, Idaho and Utah. The rock is the same rock my dad and I sat on 40 years ago and had Sharon take our picture “Memories”. We traveled over 2550 miles and had a great time met a neighbor of dads while in Beaver all in all a great trip!
Our Jeep on the bench in the sage brush above dads place
AspenTrees higher elevation on the Face of the mountain.
Aspen trees and log fence at the first lake on the “Loop”.
The rock dad and I sat on years ago for Sharon to take our picture.
Dad and I in the 70’s on his small farm in North Creek Utah on a trip with Sharon!
Many years ago on his last farm
The rain has begun the leaves are turning color and fall is here. We enjoy many fall colors here in the PNW and as you drive around the foliage changes and so do the colors.
We took the new Jeep out for a road test in Capitol forest to see how she would do. We aired the tires down to 25 lbs as we were mostly on gravel roads and wanted to have a smother ride.
Here we had reached our goal Capitol Peak just below the radio towers.
We reached the peak just below the radio towers.
Since we were at the top and it was lunch time we parked and had a sandwich and enjoyed the fresh air and views.
This is truly what a tree farm looks like yes clear cuts replanting and harvesting a needed resource and trails for hiking, four wheeling, horse back riding,Trail bikes and really just about any means of transportation you want!
Sadly all fun events end and this is the way back out to one of the main highways and back home. Near the end of this power line right of way is parking and restrooms for those that trailer their four wheeler’s or trail bikes. Maps for this area can be had at the DNR website or any DNR headquarters!