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.
Fun 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.