Dixie Fire burn scars

While fire is an essential part of the Sierra Nevada landscape, because of a combination of different factors, today’s wildfires burn hot and heavy, scorching everything, rather than the mild to moderate intensity/severity fires of the past that contributed to forest health by clearing underbrush, thinning trees (without killing the large ones), etc. The DixieContinue reading “Dixie Fire burn scars”

Maidu Acorn Mortar Holes

The Lake Davis/Grizzly Valley area was historically used by the native Maidu people back in the day, and it’s easy to tell – just across Lake Davis dam are several easy-to-find mortar holes in the bedrock! The Maidu would grind up acorns, and over time, deep holes would be carved out of the relatively softContinue reading “Maidu Acorn Mortar Holes”

WSJ on Cleaning Fees

As avid travelers on Airbnb, we hate the cleaning fee. Lynda in particular is vehemently opposed! So much so, in fact, that her ranting and raving online was noticed by a journalist writing a piece on cleaning fees! Check out our ‘fifteen seconds of fame’ in the Wall Street Journal: Why Airbnb Cleaning Fees CostContinue reading “WSJ on Cleaning Fees”

tl;dr winter driving tips

go slow, stay low; signal early, brake early, start turns early it’s 4 wheel DRIVE not 4 wheel STOP or STEER 4WD will keep the tires moving which will help to not get stuck in snow, it does not affect any other systems download caltrans quickmap + get familiar with it – it’s a bitContinue reading “tl;dr winter driving tips”