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.=save, Realetin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Tuesday, July 3, 2001 3(} ':re:;'nrwas raJll v awesome views, climb Haskell Peak Trail ce Barba nt to 'on by A bit farther up the path, watch for some attractive mountain hemlocks. These are a bit rare for this part of the Sierra because they only grow above 6,500 feet eleva- tion. Hemlocks are a distinc- trail missing the peak by 1/4 dandy place for a picnic mile, the modern path leads lunch, due to its awesome you to within 100 yards of the ~iews in almost every direc- top. tion. On a clear day, Mount A bent and battered Jeffrey Lassen's snow capped peak pine, and a similarly twisted can be seen in the distance. If and gnarled western pine the day is windy, bring a 1 be a llrrhe Haskell Peak Trail, to tive, well-ormed conifer iden- mark the end of the trail. At jacket because the unprotect- mnuallie top of the second highest tified by dense, shorter, this point, you need to turn ed crest can get much cooler :ramb!e untain peak in the area, gray-green needles, right and scramble over than the hillside trail on the y fee lS unds like a major climb. The hemlocks adjoining rocks and small boulders to way up. for en ell, naturally, the way to the trail are less than ten feet the top. After carefully clambering 1 be ante top is mostly uphill, but tall, so don't look for giant The route is obvious and down from the top, you'll no- or pattie trail is well maintained, trees. This was John Muir's not particularly difficult, tice a rocky knoll in front of rmatio_ ooth, only two miles from favorite tree, and in his first There are no scary cliffs, so you. Walk up it for a better :uffGoltte trailhead to the summit, book, published in 1894, he almost everyone can attainview. to the west, which in- ad with an altitude gain ofgives an extensive and enthu- the summit by going slow cludes the pretty profile of ~y (only?) 1,167 feet. So, the siastic description of theand being careful. Many pre- Mount Elwell and Eureka .~ult is a fun hike that takes species vious hikers have piled Peak. After soaking up all Gv'O out three hours and a few The trail reaches a short stones into large piles on the these wonderful views, re- ~dred calories, level spot, then changes di- summit, but I, for one, prefer turn to your car by the same get to the trailhead, take rection towards the northeast mountain peaks unadorned trail you came up. ~) ~ld Lake Highway 11.6 and zigzags a bit before by human creations. Thereis This and 99 other trails can iles south from Graeagle Haskell Peak's crest pops into sufficient room to wander befoundin my book, "'Feather tICK" four miles north fromview on your right, around the top, and it is a River Country Adventure Ossetfs Station at State Although the out-of-date U. place where even those folks Trails, available at local A~Oghway 49. Turn off onto a S. Geological Survey tope-with vertigo might feelOK,stores or by calling (800) v~m~od dirt road with a sign, graphical map shows the The 8,107 foot summit is a852-4890. askell Peak Road (Forest m ute 09) heading east - }In about 8.2 miles, watch T! a sign saying, "Haskell I~ak Trail." Park along the of the road (there's plen- | k of room) and begin the on the other side of the T 2 IO 7 ! )ad where the trail starts ph U. _ The route meanders up the $ 'wer slope of the mountain trough a few mini-meadows t O'pO I' -. -- hich, until midsummer, i] ea &C II ill have a nice display of ge, leafy, white-blossomed k., IX Pe k " )rnlilies, as wellas other ~ -I~ ~iL% T('~,.i~ ildflowers. At this time of t j mr' I have' n several cca !i ons, had to detour around a , t.a irge snow bank (the only on the trail), but with year's drier conditions, it x ' ' already have melted. ( tt ) ill make t,,, ./t /.t Keller Four Plumas County ath- :~tes will play in this year,s FRC Northern California clinics Football Game. Justin Ward, who helped onducted win the CIF Northern Index # Division IV title, has Sports clinics for youths inQ45M name~to the squad as a grades K-12 are offered thisQ47M summer by Feather River Q74M lle's Nathaniel College in Quincy. If you one of the best pass haven't yetregistered for a in CIF the past two clinic, you may register on RI2M has been selected to the first day of your chosen squad as a tight end. clinic beginning at 8 a.m. at RI3M k Gage Wade of the clinic location. Be sure also has been named you bring a parent's signa- RI4M *the team. ture, the student's social se- CI3M curity number and the $10 C14M And Quincy's Cliff clinic fee. who was the most Clinic participants will re- CI5M player of the Sacra-ceive 36 total hours of in- Valley League in 2000, struction per sport. All par- C16M defensive end. ticipants must bring a sack All four of the players will lunch, plenty of drinking wa- PI5M on the south ter and proper equipment and for the Aug. 2 contest, clothing. will be played at Shas- Parents, please be sure to College's Memorial Stadi- pick up your children as soon For as the clinic is completed. For more information, contact the FRC Summer Sports Of- fice at 283-0202, ext. 274. tickets to the game, Keller of Quincy ) by July 20. Kittens, Kittens, Kittens. 22 kittens to be exact. Every color you can think of. Males & females. Ages ranging from 6-10 weeks. We also have beautiful older cats. Rascal is a owner release from Chester. His owner has to move and can not takehim. Two years old, Rascal has had all his shots and been spayed. He is a lab cross, likes kids, but has never been around cats. Visit our Website at For more information call the Plumas County Animal Shelter in Quincy at 283-3673. This public service announcement brought to you by: HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEMS Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration Specialist 818 Quincy Junction Road, Quincy i Clinic Dates Beg Baseball Int. Softball Int. Co-Ed Lap Swim Int. Girls Volleyball Beg. Ultimate Disc 7/9-7/13 7/9-7/13 7/9-8/25 7/9-7/13 7/9-7/13 Int. Ultimate Disc 7/9-7/13 Int. Soccer 7/9-7/13 Int. Baseball 7/9-7/13 Int. Girls 7/9-7/13 Basketball Adv. Girls 7/9-8/8 Volleyball Int. Boys 7/9-7/13 Basketball .... MII A/C, S speed, spo , TW, #0227S4, 4.0, A/C, PS, PW, ROt, lW, CO, c~m., $139423 The first senior golf tourna- gross and net skins will also ment for graduates and atten- be offered. Closest to the pin dees of Portola High School on all par three holes will be will be held at Graeagle offered, as well as a putting Meadows Golf Course August contest. 10. This tournament is being Entry fees will be $75 per planned to provide former person with a cart, or $60 students of Portola High without a cart. School an opportunity to par- The price for Graeagle ticipate in an enjoyable Meadows members is $40 round of golf, renew acquain- with a cart or $25 without a tances and have fun. cart. The entry fee deadline is The annual Portola High July 10. Participants, except School Alumni Picnic will be guests, (men and women) held the next day at the must be 50 years of age on or Graeagle Picnic Grounds be- before the day of the tourna- ginning at ll a.m, which will ment. give golfers an opportunity to Interest for the tournament participate in both events, is growing pretty fast, accord- Prizes and awards will be ing to Jim Rogers, tourna- given to golfers with or with- ment director. For more in- out handicaps and will in- formation, contact Jim at clude low gross, low net, call- (530) 836-4523 or e-mail him at away and surprises. Optional . Look out Bugs Bunny, be- named after the place where cause rabbit season has just it was discovered, in Tulare. begun. The season opened Ju- "Once the animal is field ly 1 and extends through Jan. dressed it should be properly 27, 2002, for cottontail, brush, cooled, and it should always pigmy and snowshoe rabbits, be cooked thoroughly," says Jackrabbit season remains Dr. Pam Swift of the Califor- open year round, nia Department of Fish and Legal shooting hours are Game's (DFG) Wildlife Inves- one-half hour belore sunrise tigations Laboratory. to one-half hour after sunset. Most of the DFG's wildlife The best time to hunt rabbits areas are open to rabbit hunt- is early morning and at sun- ing. There may, however, be set, when they're most active, restrictions to the method of The limit is five per day, and take. For a complete listing of 10 in possession statewide, state and federal wildlife at- There is no limit for black- eas open to rabbit hunting re- tailed and white-tailed fer to the 2000/2001 California jackrabbits. Most shotguns, Regulations For Hunting and archery and rifles (including Other Public Uses On State air rifles firing pellets, ex- and Federal Areas (the new cluding BB's, powered by booklet for 2001/2002 will be compressed air or gas) are le- available in late September). gal for rabbit hunting. For complete hunting regula- Hunters should take pre- tions, consult the 2001 Call- cautions by wearing latex fornia Hunting Regulations, gloves when field dressing a Mammals and Furbearers. rabbit. This safety measure Both publications are avail- will minimize their exposure able at DFG offices and li- to tularemia, a bacterial dis- cense agents, and on the DFG ease that isoccasionalty car- Web site at tied by rabbits. The disease is . Clinics July 9-July 13 Days M-F M-F M-F (S: 8/25) M-F Times Gmdc gAM-3:2t)PM K-12 8AM-3:20PM K-12 7-9AM 5-12 (S: 7-9AM) M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F MW 8AM-3:20PM K-12 8AM-3:20PM K-6 8AM-3:20PM 7-12 8AM-3:20PM K-12 8AM-3:20PM K- 12 8AM-3:20PM K-12 5PM-8:36PM 6-11 M-F 8AM-3:2OPM 7-12 Location Fees ] Instructor FRC $10 I Roberts FRC $10 Harris Pioneer Contact Wallace Pool Pioneer Pool GHS $10 Garrish- Gott GHS $10 Miller GHS $10 Wade CHS $10 T. Batemzn CHS $I0 CHS $10 Zappin Bates CHS $10 Broseilc PH S $10 Rick INEVILLE auto., leather, PW, PDL, TW, CC, #278102. A/C, auto., PS, CD, sunroof, #243932, I Illl . o~ Sak mll, S ~, F'S, I'W, MX, "~, t~m., WaaOs~, 7 W~., V.s, ~o., a/C, i:s, TW, CO, c:~., aa.ax44~.