Day 63: Burney Falls

From Burney Guest Ranch mile 1406.2 to Burney Falls State Park mile 1416.5

It was really hard to leave the ranch today.  There was a nice breakfast of biscuits and gravy, eggs, and waffles.  All you could eat.

After that another shower with no rush.

Randy talked me into making it a half day.  He and Half Squat got a cab to town.  I found a book to read and lounged in air conditioned comfort.

After lunch, when it was time to get walking, Randy decided to stay another night.  I hit the trail and did just over 10 miles to Burney Falls.   The falls are 129 feet long.  Funny that just a mile upstream all the water is underground, the surface is a dry creekbed.

There is a state park here with a drive-in campground but they have a hiker area that is pretty nice for $5.  I thought I had this spot to myself but 20 minutes before dark 4 southbounders rolled in. 

I am determined to get an early start tomorrow.  It is 83 miles to Castella / Shasta so if I can do close to 25 each of the next 3 days I can get to Shasta Sunday afternoon.  That way I can shop, spend the night and be back on the trail Monday morning.

Burney Guest Ranch

One Comment on “Day 63: Burney Falls

  1. The falls are just beautiful!