Find me on holiday hiking a ridge-line to an alpine lake in the Trinity Alps Wilderness with a few of my best mates. Ian Mac Donald was gracious enough to show Cole Smothers and I around his living space. Ian is working for the U.S. Forest Service overseeing trail work being done by the California Conservation Corps.
Before Cole and I met Ian on the trail we stopped by Lassen Volcanic National Park because we were in the neighborhood and had some time to kill.
After we left the backcountry we went for a night at Ice House Reservoir in Eldorado National Forest. This delightful reservoir is nestled in the foothills of the Sierras, halfway between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.