Manzanita Bush: Doing well; protected
WONDERFUL backroads drive down a tiny two-lane highway, the 36. On the valley side, Red Bluff was just beginning to heat up when we left this morning. Lots of ranches: cattle, goats, sheep. As we went higher and higher, snow on Mt. Shasta. Lots of pines, manzanita, mahonia, shasta daisies, chickory.
Who knew it was all about to change?
As we drove over the summit, not only did we lose the lane divider, but we added many varieties of pine, bracken fern, moss, rivers and streams.
Near summit of Shasta
Unbelieveably cool when we hit the 101 again near Eureka. Good to see the ocean again.
Orange bark on mystery tree---different form of Manzanita?
We discovered The Heid at the "J" in CSUHumbolt
Daddy & Daughter
Before I forget, if ever in Red Bluff, I recommend The Green Barn. We had a home-made artichoke dip that was bomb, top-sirloin Cobb Salad, and an excellent home-made rhubarb pie. Definitely worth staying away from the regular chains. See you tomorrow!
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