I live on the North Coast in beautiful Humboldt County, just a short drive from the Redwood parks, the Trinity Alps / Marble Mountain / Siskiyou / Yolla Bolly wilderness's and Mount Shasta.
I love the woods, the mountains, the beach. While some would call themselves "peak baggers" I consider myself a "lake bagger". There are so many small, remote, alpine lakes up here and my intention is to see every last one of them.
I'm studying Forestry (Forest Resource Conservation) at Humboldt State University.
This will be my fourth summer with the Forest Service -- Currently on the Shasta-T, Hayfork Ranger District as a Forestry Technician. Its pretty amazing, I'm basically being paid to wander through the wilderness... Something I would do for free.
"This trip was amazing. The Marble Mountain Wilderness has a completely different feel than the nearby Trinity Alps wilderness... More northern Rockies and less High Sierra. Beautiful lakes, meadows, and an infinite number of places to go from here. It was still cool into July (sky high, frying pan and shadow lakes were all partially frozen still in July). Although there were a lot of cars at the trailhead it wasn't very crowded and we never saw more than 10 people. Between the two valleys (marble and sky high) there is definitely room to spread out. " Visited on Jul 08, 2011