For the second year in a row, I visited the Yolla Bolly Wilderness for my birthday in early June. The wilderness is located at the corners of Mendocino, Trinity and Tehama counties, and is a beautiful, pristine, high alpine location. I was accompanied by several close friends and my mother, and I spent a total of eight days hiking, between 6000 and 7500 feet. The wilderness was very dry, due to the low rainfall last winter, but cold mountain streams created vibrantĀ green oases of grass and plants in some spots. Parts of the forest were burned in forest fires three years ago, which you can see in some of the photos. Many trees were dead, and parts of the trail were very hard to follow.

If you would like information about hiking in this amazing wilderness, please contact me. I took notes on my trip, and have a number of helpful suggestions.