Monday, a friend of mine and myself headed out around 6am to take the Lassen Trail to Deer Creek Meadows then back over Humbug Summit after lunch in Chester. We both hadn't ridden the Lassen trail between the Meadows and Ponderosa way and we knew the Panther Fire had been chewing its way around the canyon so it seemed like a good time to investigate.
Some of you were probably just clocking in when we were at the Bridge over Deer Creek.
I knew we were going to hit a burn area. I took last week off from 1 of my Jobs and spent 3 seperate days exploring the Lake Almanor area this side of 89. On the first trip up there it was just after the fire started and I could see smoke from what I thought to be up in Mill Creek Canyon as I had just turned onto Humbolt Rd. off of 32.
I was shocked when we were climbing out of Deer Creek Canyon and hit the burn so soon...
These next few photos are for comparison from a similar ride in Dec of last year. These are taken at the Ishi Monument..
Quite the Downer I know...
Full Picture trip is located here: http://ktmrider.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...1064&k=9sQb9jG