Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Burney Falls

Today we headed north 22 miles to visit Burney Falls at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.  We decided to not pack a lunch and to hope to find a place to eat at if we could find one. But first, we had to find some 3G to post yesterday's activity because for some reason, the Internet here at the RV Park locked both Marcia and I out for "going over the usage rates".  This surprised me, especially with Marcia because she had hardly been on it when it locked her out.  I had posted the KOA posting and nearly had the Lassen posting done when I got locked out, and I figured all those pictures had used up my limit.  As of now, I am not locked, so there was an error with their system.

We headed to the town of Burney, and I found a great 3G connection and took care of business.  Well....the full truth is that the GPS took us to Burney instead of Burney Falls, but while in Burney, I took advantage of posting the Lassen travel blog....and figured out the right way to Burney Falls.

Burney Creek and underground springs form Burney Falls, and is all named after a pioneer settler Samuel Burney.  The falls is around 130 feet tall, and has a constant flow of around 100 million gallons of water each day.  It is a very nice looking water fall, and it was easy for Marcia to get to the viewing point to see it as it was a asphalt path.  Now we could have tried to go to the bottom where we could look up at the falls, but we both felt that the scooter would just not handle that climb back up, so we settled for the view we had above.  Here are the pictures...
Initial view...somehow I need to get Marcia down those stairs to where that lady is standing....I go down the stairs and find a path far off to the right that she can ride down with the scooter....thank goodness for that.
This is their information placard talking about the falls.  Below are just a few pictures from the observation area....



And a close up of the area between the two main falls....
Just remember, if the world feels like it is closing in on all sides, like everything is rushing by and you don't have control....keep your feet planted in solid ground and all will be well....your troubles will rush by you, and you have the prime viewing seat to watch it flow by.

To end, here are a few more pictures of the RV Park we are at.  Tomorrow will be another short travel day of 70 miles to the other side of Lassen.


 

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