Cabin in the Woods (Not the Joss Whedon Version)

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Hello from the snow!


Well…from the small amount of snow left on the ground after a brief snowfall here a few weeks ago.

El Hub and I are still up in Redding near the Oregon border visiting family for the holidays, but we took a short drive yesterday to visit some relatives at their cabin not far from Mount Lassen.

Lassen PeakFun fact: Lassen Peak, one of only two volcanoes in the contiguous United States to erupt during the 20th century (the other being Mount St. Helens), is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. Before its last eruption on May 22, 1915, it was more than 1,000 feet taller than its current height of 10,457 feet.

Final Jeopardy, here we come!

The family has a cozy mountain cabin in the woods, and it’s gloriously quiet and peaceful.

There are lots of animals in the area (even some bears!), although I didn’t see any critters on this trip. I did, however, hear a woodchuck or chipmunk chucking in the distance…

Actually, I’m not sure what it was. It could’ve been a chihuahua on the loose. Honestly, what do I know? I’m a city girl, LOL!

Right now there’s just a light dusting of snow on the ground, which they tell me is unusual for this time of year (it’s been a dry year). It was enough for me, though. I had a blast leaving my footprints in it and exploring the nearby woods.

cabin inside



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  1. MANDY says:

    Where did you get those glasses? They are so cute!

  2. Elaine says:

    Those pine cones are mutant!

  3. Cindy says:

    Holy Pine Cones!! Those are huge!!! Have fun in the great outdoors!

  4. Woah look at those monster pine cones! As for the cabin, ooh la la, it looks really nice. Spacious!
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  5. Agata says:

    Looks like a nice place and you sure look like you’re having fun! I love your boots. Are these the new ones?

  6. Robina says:

    Looks like your having fun Karen enjoy!

  7. Alison M says:

    What a gorgeous break from reality! And what is UP with those pine cones?? We are trying to figure out how to start a fire in our fireplace. I hear pine cones are super helpful. If I had a few of those gigantic pine cones, I wouldn’t even need firewood!
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  8. fancie says:

    You’re so cute and silly lol. Love it! Everything looks so cozy and beautiful! I wish we had that type of snow fall here in Michigan. Mother nature has been going inane over here lol. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and have a happy new year Karen!
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  9. Susan says:

    What an amazing, beautiful place! I have seen giant pinecones before, I think from CA, but I don’t remember them being quite that large :)Hope you’re enjoying your trip!

  10. Sarah says:

    It looks gorgeous! Love those huge pine-cones!

  11. hanna says:

    The cabin looks so nice!
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  12. Evelyn says:

    Let me preface this by saying I live in NYC – oh my gosh, those are giant pine cones! I’ve never seen any that big! lol

  13. Chelsea says:

    Trees and pine cones are gorgeous!

    I went to my parents’ house in the middle of nowhere for Christmas, but I did not partake in snowshoeing with my parents and brother/sister-in-law.

  14. MizzJ says:

    Those are huge pine cones lol!

  15. Narine says:

    No way those are real pine cones!!! **shakes head in denial**
    I love nature <3 lucky girl :* enjoy pretty!
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  16. Monica P says:

    TREES! I love trees. I’m an east coast gal living in So Cal and there are no real trees here. A palm tree doesn’t quality .. lol.

    I do love the sun though .. wouldn’t trade that for the cold 🙂

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  17. Varika says:

    Those pine cones! Unreal!
    No, seriously, are those real? Lol

  18. Allison says:

    Like everyone else, those pine cones are amazing. What a change from the woods here in MA. Enjoy your brief encounter with the snow! I’m already over ours lol
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