Friday, October 9, 2009
October 9 - Once Again to the Baricades
Page 3 of The Gospel According to St. Matthew: XIX. The Twelve orchestrated, then off to the Sierra upslope in the foothills towards Newcastle,
mas rapido paper grading at Tio Pepe's in Auburn, the dash downslope
towards the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River at
Mosquito Saddle, and ultimately to
Chipmunk Ridge and
French Meadows Reservoir.
The walk is a short, dark one on the gravel beyond milepost 42, lined with
pines and the distant
Mildred Ridge to
Talbot Junction (drove ahead to this spot two weeks ago). The way from here will be on
State Forest Route 53, rather than the
dangerous, illusory ascent of Red Star Ridge.
For now, there's nothing to do but reverse course past the glories of a watery sunset under
the dark star sky.