redding > latour state demonstration forest, dispersed camp (1 | 19)

On 08.05.11, I boarded the early morning amtrak and rode to redding. Wheeling out of the station around 3pm, I headed out for 3 weeks of touring adventure along the high sierra upon my trusty rivendell atlantis. First things first, there was hundred degree heat to contend with before I reached those cooler climes.

my first waypoint, lassen peak, visible over the lower ranges.

turning onto bateman road around 3000 ft, from which i would gain hwy 89 through a series of dirt forest roads that topped out around 6000ft

filtering water on my way up. camp that night would be set up in the dark alongside the trail: a long train/bus ride along with 40 miles continually climbing in the heat made for easy dreams.


franklyn said...

The pictures of the first day look awesome. Look forward to read more day by day

Nico said...

The beginning of an epic journey!