Sometimes the best laid plans don’t pan out. That was the experience Jeff & I just had, during our fall colors trip to Plumas County last week.
If you’ve been following this Photo Blog for awhile, you have been reading about our recent Northeastern California Road Trip we took back in August. In fact, I’m still writing about it.
We fell in love with Plumas County and decided to return in October for an “Awesome Autumn” tour, which this area is known for. Unfortunately, we arrived a little too early. I did my homework. I followed the Awesome Autumn Leaf Peeper Blog for Plumas County. It was recommended to wait a week or so for “peak color,” but that wasn’t something we could do. We went anyway, but it was a huge disappointment. I really expected to see more intense color like we witnessed in Mono County on previous trips. But, that just wasn’t going to happen on this trip. As it turns out, the best color we saw during our nearly 400-mile trip was on the Little Truckee River in Sierra County (see photo above).
For anyone looking for a great “dog friendly” place to stay in Plumas County while you check out the fall colors, we highly recommend the Sierra Sky Lodge. That was the highlight of our trip!
Since the highlight of our trip was our stay at Sierra Sky Lodge, I decided to include several photos I took during our 1 night stay there.
The research I did to locate this place really paid off. The owners and staff of the Sierra Sky Lodge are really friendly and helpful and the rates are very reasonable.
The cabin we stayed in was cozy and rustic, just like we like them. It had a fireplace and the most comfortable bed we’ve slept in for a long time. This place actually reminded us of home. That is something we look for, when we’re not camping.
The next time we visit Plumas County and we are not camping, we will definitely return to Sierra Sky Lodge!
By the way, our dog Cocoa rates this place four out of four paws on the Paws Scale. If you don’t know about the Paws Scale, check out the California Dog Lover’s Companion Guidebook by Maria Goodavage.
Happy Leaf Peeping!