Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bucks Lake, CA

You have probably heard of Lake Tahoe and Lake Almanor, but have you ever heard of Bucks Lake? Just think of the best of Tahoe and Almanor and combine them into one and what you have is...Bucks Lake!

Bucks Lake is a hidden gem about a half hour drive from Quincy in Plumas County. The land around the lake is primarily owned by PG&E and the Forest Service, and a number of fortunate families have leased land and built cabins around the shoreline. Most of these cabins have been held in the same families for a couple of generations. Lucky for me, I have a friend who is part owner in one of them, and just as summer vacation was winding down and my hectic work schedule was about to begin, she invited me and F up to bask in the lazy days of summer's end.

Come along for a glimpse of life on beautiful Buck's Lake...

Early morning view from the deck of the cabin...

A reflection of the sunrise in one of the windows...

The deck and early morning glow...


There is lots of seating near the water...



Some local visitors begging for food...

Out on a hike...

One of the lakes nearby...

Another nearby lake...

Hiking along a desolate trail...

Our final destination...

Stopping along a road to check out the flowers and leaves...



Farewell sunset at Bucks Lake...
The next best thing to owning a cabin is knowing someone who does. Thanks Kath and Fred for your generosity. Hopefully we'll be invited back next year;)

5 comments:

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Absolutely wonderful photos... I want to go!!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a neat place. Now you've let out the secret everyone is planning their Labor Day Weekend for Bucks Lake.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a gorgeous place. I enjoyed accompanying you on your photographic travels.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Photo Cache said...

wow, we drive thru quincy on your almost annual leaf peeping drive and never seen this. it's so beautiful.

Thamar said...

These are gorgeous. I would love to be able to take pictures like these