Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve – beautiful old barn

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve – beautiful old barn

 

3,950 Acres of Diverse Habitats

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve contains 3,950 acres of diverse canyon and ridge habitats, including 4.5 miles of Big Chico Creek, and is home to many species of plants and animals. BCCER was created with the purchase of the Simmons Ranch in 1999 and the Henning Ranch in 2001. It is owned by the California State University, Chico, Research Foundation.

Source:

https://www.csuchico.edu/bccer/

happy Thursday from Paradise

happy Thursday from Paradise

more random pics from the backyard in early fall Paradise, CA

all the plants and animals enjoying a weel deserved break in the weather with some rain and cooler temperatures

 

Magee Peak view – Thousand Lakes Wilderness

Magee Peak view – Thousand Lakes Wilderness

To reach the summit of Magee peak… is not an easy hike, but it is very rewarding once you get to the top. 360 degree views of wilderness and mountain peaks, if the clouds cooperate you will get astounding views of Mt. Shasta, Lassen Peak and more. If you haven’t seen this area put it on your bucket list, but plan ahead, check weather forecast and pack smartly.

Lassen National Forest website link:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lassen/recarea/?recid=64877

Magee trail – Thousand Lakes Wilderness

Magee trail – Thousand Lakes Wilderness

Magee trailhead accesses the high country of Thousand Lakes Wilderness near the stunning Magee Peak.  The trail is steep, but offers some breathtaking views of Mt. Shasta, Lassen Peak and others. 

Here is a Google maps link to the area:

https://www.google.com/maps/search/Magee+Peak+Thousand+Lakes+Wilderness/@40.6978401,-121.6421112,19342m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en