Whiskeytown Stroll

This past Sunday we went to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area looking for an easy hike.

dog-walk
I chose the Camden Water Ditch Trail because it’s a relatively flat loop that Curtis could join us on.

cemetary
We walked by the gravesite of Levi Tower. Born in 1819, Levi died in 1865, at age 45 of typhoid fever, and was buried on his Tower House property.

balls
I wasn’t sure what this was when we saw it, but after reading about Levi, I think they’re pears.

“The grounds contained 1,000 trees of apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines (oldest planted in 1854), 400 grapevines, a nursery of 1,000 assorted fruit trees, adding gooseberries, currants, raspberries and strawberries in 1858.”

tree

Dinner Last Night:
Cozy Harvest Risotto. Continuing with my risotto theme, I planned to make actual risotto last night, but then when it came time to cook, I only had 1/4 cup of arborio rice so I ended up substituting orzo instead. Still good.

Cost of Camping:
2015 Cost of Camping (thru Wednesday 10/21)
126 night paid camping
165 nights free camping
291 days this year
Total spent: $2533.99
Daily average cost: $8.71

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3 Comments

  • Reply Ed@Chasing Sunrises and Sunsets October 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    It looks to me like he had a pair, Dr, “pears”. 🙂

    Sorry. Just could not help myself.

  • Reply Ed@Chasing Sunrises and Sunsets October 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    P.S. Should have been “er” instead of Dr

    • Reply Leigh October 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      a pair of pears 😉

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