As I’ve written before, one of the perks of being volunteers at Lake Cascade is to see friends as they come to the mountains to escape the Boise heat. We were glad to see Rick, Gail and Ozzie when they came through. Thanks for spending part of your mountain time with us!
We have also had friends come from farther afield. We met Carl and Ruth during our first volunteer gig in Oregon in 2015 and have been able to see them several times since. We were delighted to see them kayak in! They truly gave us the gift of time with a ten day stay at Lake Cascade!
Carl and I are the paddle boarders. Randy is committed to spending time on my board this summer and I hope he learns to like it. Paddling would be fun to do together.
Ruth and I went to historic Roseberry to poke around. Roseberry formed when homesteaders came to the area in the late 1880s and was named for the first postmaster.
By 1910, Roseberry was the largest town in Long Valley having two churches, flour and saw mills, stores, a hotel, schools, a newspaper, bank, blacksmith, doctor, veterinarian and lawyer. It was a happening place with a sizable Finnish population.
In 1914 the railroad line located 1.5 miles west and much of Roseberry was moved to the new town of Donnelly. Roseberry was left almost a ghost town.
The previous maintenance host had done much of the Poison Creek fence and Randy was highly motivated to get that completed. It took him a day or two to get his flow but then just plugged along steadily. He had help from a seasonal worker one day and a little from me another but did the vast majority of it himself.
We concluded our time with Ruth and Carl with some more floating and boating. We called this photo op the “walking on water” shot. Thanks Carl!
I always make fun of feet photos and then took one myself as I was trying to get Carl and Ruth.
We were hoping to see moose on our kayak trip through “the meanders” north of McCall. We saw more dogs playing in the water than wildlife but still enjoyed the paddle and the beautiful scenery. The reflections were so perfect.
Ruth took this one of us, perfectly reflected along with the trees. Thanks for a great visit Carl and Ruth! We can’t wait to see where we meet up next time.