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”

“Do I really need snow chains in Plumas County?”

tl;dr version (too long; didn’t read) Good news – there’s snow in the forecast for your mountain trip! Bad news – there’s snow in the forecast for your mountain trip! Traveling to the Sierra Nevada to play in the snow is a huge perk of being in California, so snow during your trip can beContinue reading ““Do I really need snow chains in Plumas County?””

Dixie Fire – After (Lake Davis)

I’m writing this instead of attending a burn plan writing workshop thru the Plumas TREX/Underburn Coop…because the road was blocked and I didn’t bring the chainsaw with me. In retrospect, this was, of course, a rookie move on my part – I knew Dixie had raged thru this area last year, pretty hot and heavyContinue reading “Dixie Fire – After (Lake Davis)”

Event Transport Sample

Basic after-event service ($500), plus standby ($250); drivers accept tips 8:15p (sedan) – On call trip to Graeagle; 2 people home (8:35p), return to venue (8:50p) 9p – Event ends 9:05p (SUV) – Graeagle, Plumas Pines; + 7 people home (9:30p) (9 total), return to venue (9:50p) 9:05p (sedan) – Quincy/north; +3 people home (9:30p)Continue reading “Event Transport Sample”