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Bulletin, 2@ Wednesday, July 25, 2001 I I 1 the creek on a new foot- 8 bridge. The well-beaten rocky trail t I ] starts uphill from the far left ) end of the parking lot. The first three-fourths of a mile is not particularly beautiful, You will like Little Jamison and the trail itself is not par- Creek Trail to Grass, Jami-ticularly enticing, but don't son, and Wades lakes with aget discouraged; it gets much distance, out and back, of better and prettier soon. eight miles. The elevation Bypass the side trail on gain for visiting all threeyour left to Smith Lake. A bit lakes is 1,100 feet, thus giving farther, take a side path to the hike a moderately strenu- your right which, in a few steps, leads you to a nice view ous rating, of Little Jamison Creek Falls. To get to the trailhead from Graeagle, take County Road Because of this year's drier A-14 off of State Highway 89 conditions, the 60-foot cas- at the Graeagle Frostee to-cade may be trickling rather ward Johnsville. Continue 4.6 than gushing. miles to a dirt road leading Back on the main trail, you off to the left with a signsoon reach Grass Lake. The "Jamison Mine." Take this path along Grass Lake's east- OK dirt road for 1.3 miles to ern shore is normally wet un- its end at the Jamison Minetil late summer as water complex and park in the runoff from Mount Elwell ex- parking area behind the plores the trail on its way in- buildings, to the lake. Backpack The old boarded-up build- camping is allowed at Grass ings are part of Plumas-Eure- Lake and the other lakes on this hike because they are ka State Park, so please obey the park rules and do not en- outside the boundary of the ter or molest any of the struc- state park. The best camp- sites at Grass Lake are be- tures, yond the little ugly dam on From the state park camp- the lake's far shore, or where ground, there is easy access tothe Jamison Mine parking the trail leaves the lake at its area via a short trail next to upper (southern)end. The trail makes a loop to campsite 54, which crosses the wesL,, .nd suddenly you to Jamison Lake. As you near are at a crbrasing of Little Jamison Lake, another fork Jamison Creek,' hich in wet in the path leads left toward years, isn't so little. Perhaps Rock Lake and the small dam some year the Forest Ser- on the lower end of Jamison. rice's budget will allow a foot- If you continue on the right bridge to be built here, but, fork you will soon reach until then, you'll have to Jamison's eastern shore with cross the best you can. a fine view of Mount Elwell The easiest crossing on the other side of the lake. method and place I've found Another photogenic feature is is using a combination of the tiny island in the lake. rocks and logs located about Backtrack to the lake's small 20 feet downstream from the dam, and cross the creek just trail. This year's drier condi- below the dam for the short tions might make wading the walk up to Rock Lake. This stream a good alternative crossing has no footbridge means of crossing. Be- nor handy crossing logs or yond the stream crossing, the rocks, so wading is your best trail again starts to climb, bet if you want to see good old reaching a divide with the Rock Lake (which is indeed left fork going to Jamison and worth seeing). Rock lakes (which is the di- Return to your car by the rection you want) and the same route, of if you have a other leading to Wades Lake bit more time and energy, and the Pacific Crest Trail on take the previously men- the ridge beyond, tioned trail up to see beauti- The next section of trail to ful Wades Lake. Each of these Jamison Lake passes through upper lakes has some nice some beautiful groves of as- camping with Wades being pen whose white bark and my favorite. shimmering light-green You can read about an ex- leaves add a lovely dimension tension of this hike to the top to the conifer forest, of Mt. Washington and a his- After climbing steadily and tory of the famous Jamison encountering a few switch- Mine in my book, "Feather backs, you arrive at another River Country Adventure trail intersection where the Trails," available at local trail to the right leads steeply stores or by calling (800) 852- to Wades Lake and on the left 4890. Clinics July 30-August 3 Index # Clinic Dates Days Times Q62M Int. Cheerleading 8/1-8/3 WRF 9AM-3PM Q63M Int. Softball 7/30-8/3 M-F 8AM-3:20PM Q64M Int. Volleyball 7/30-8,'3 M-F 8AM-3:2OPM C20M Beg. Ultimate 7/30-8/3 M-F 8AM-3:2OPM Disc C22M Int. Ultimate Disc 7/30-8/'3 M-F 8AM-3:20PM P17M Beg. Boys 7/30-8.3 M-F 8AM-3:20PM Basketball P18M Int. Boys 7/30-8/3 M-F 8AM-3:20PM Basketball P24M Int. Football 7/30-8/3 M-F 8AM-3:20PM L13M int. Cheerieading 7/30-8/3 M-F 8AM-3:20PM Int. Gymnastics 7/30-8/3 M-F 8AM-3:20PM Adv. Football 7/30-8/3 M-F 8AM-3:20PM Grade 1-8 K-12 K-12 K-6 7-12 K-6 %12 5-12 4-12 K-8 I 9-12 Location t Fees lnsuCuctor Rising StarI $10 i \Vhltm~ Gym FRC $10 : Harri~ FRC $ l 0 Garfish- CHS $10 ~Gott !: Miller CHS $10 Wade PHS $ I 0 ' Gambol PHS $10 : Rick PHS $10 J Markham LHS. $10 ! Folchi LHS $10 iS. i Jacobson LHS $10 I V. Weave /i!i:i /i :i: LI :L Photo submitted Next week Loinlton will have an Intermediate E lcmna . tics clinic offered through Feather River College. Beginning and intermediate Ultimate Disc taught in Chester July 30 through Aug, 3. t File photo clinics will he Listen up all you puppy lovers. We have 5 lab cross pups. Owner release form Chester, there are 4 females and one male. They are eight weeks old. I The kitten on the left is a muted calico. She is 8 weeks old and just loves to play. Was found in Chester. Now, the little gal on the right is a light gray tiger, about 7 weeks old. She is an owner release out of Chester, and doesn't mind dogs. Visit our. 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For safeW and traini~ mt~, see your Polaris dealer or call 1-800-342-3764. 0200O Polzm Sales Inc. to an N I Sports clinics for youths in All participantS grades K-12 are offered this a sack lunch, summer by Feather River ing water and College. You may register on the first day of your chosen Parents clinic beginning at 8 a.m. at pick up the clinic location. Be sure as the clinic is you bring a parent's signa- For more ture, the student's social se- tact the FRC curity number and the $10 clinic fee. in nl in ii smoke-Dee to health of your Md$ Seco hand smoke is estirnat d by the cause approximately 3,000 lung cancer nonsmokers each year. Secondhand smoke causes the death of ani tional 50,000 non-smokers from other canoers. Exposure to secondhand smoke causes the eyes, nose and throat. Secondhand smoke can also ing to coughing, exoess phlegm, and reduced lung Poisons in secondhand smoke put chiidre of respi diseases and can hinder the their lungs. 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