HELLO EVERYONE, SKRUFFY HERE!
OK DAD…I mean, ok Dad. Let me start again….Hello Everyone, Skruffy Here. I want to tell you about our trip so far. Here I am, scared Skata-less, (dad said we can say Skata, but not S@#t…I think you get the point.) Here I am sitting on another wall with something behind me that all the humans seem to gawk at. So far I have done this at Yosemite, Crater Lake, Glacier, Yellowstone, out on the highway somewhere…well, you get the drift. Dad just seems to get off on scaring me to death with all this “junk” behind me thinking that everyone will go, “Oh, look at the cute little doggie sitting in front of [name the landmark]”.
Geeze, I saw a squirrel over there a minute ago, I sure hope he does not see me up here. If the squirrels back at Arny and Sandy’s hear about this, I am dog meat!
Yes dad, I see that large bird up in that tree…what is it? An Osprey?? I thought we left them back in Florida??? Yes dad, I do see that nest in the bottom right corner…it is big…looks like there is something in it.
WOW, there are two up in the nest…a big one and little one! Yes dad, I know about the birds and the bees…don’t you remember that my boobs were hanging down when I found you 5 1/2 years ago? That was because I had babies too…remember???
Yes dad, you took a nice picture of Burney Falls…it looks like it did back in 2012, in 2013 as it does now. Story over, goodbye.
Thank you Skruffy, you did a great job! Now I will fill in the blanks…
We are at Pit River Campground about 10 miles east of the city of Burney, and 10 miles southeast of Burney Falls. It is a Bureau of Land Management park, and the cost really hit the piggy bank real hard (we may not be able to get Beggin Strips for another month or two)…it was a whole $4 with the federal senior pass.
And we really scored with our site! In the picture to the left, at the far left from us is the pit toilets, and beyond that is the camp host. In the picture to the right is the other six sites, two filled with tents, four empty. Our site has great shade (we don’t need sun since we are leaving Wednesday), and secluded…can’t ask for much more than that….well…an Internet signal would be nice, but it is only one night.
There is a day use area, but other than a few cars going by we have not heard a thing…and they are all gone now (5:30 pm)
Here is a picture of Pit River west of our location by 2 miles or so.
About a mile past the turn off to the campground to our east there is a vista which shows the Pit River and the canyon which has been formed over the years….and yes…
…that is a water fall down there.
On the way back from the vista you get a good look of the valley we are in. As you can see, it is pretty isolated…we expect a nice, quiet night, that’s for sure.