I camped at Summer Lake in 2013 and have wanted to return for years. Last fall I was planning on returning but with a weather forecast of bitter cold and snow, I aborted that plan. On this trip, on my way south I was going to stay. Instead I only saw Summer Lake as I hurriedly drove south working to keep ahead of a bitter cold front descending from the north. Now today. As I drove north I was driving through dark gray skies and snow. In places there was a couple of inches of snow covering the ground. The wind was blowing cold. I made the decision that if I could find a place to fill my propane tanks for the furnace, I would turn off the road and stay. I was able to get the propane tanks filled – I ventured to Summer Lake. It was better than I remembered.
I chose to stay at the same place as before because I remembered hearing an owl during the night and then seeing it in a near by tree. This trip I didn’t hear the owl, but the next morning I looked in the tree and there was a Great Horned Owl sitting there. I checked the internet and found that a Great Horned Owl can live thirteen years. It is possible that it is the same owl, but I’ll admit it probably isn’t.
I enjoyed my stay and then – I was home. That’s all folks.