If you are looking for a quiet mountain summer getaway, Bucks Lake would be a good place to go! You might want to bring your own towels though (right guys? ; ) I find it semi-funny that having only one towel the whole week didn’t bother me but bothered the guys) our resort only gave us one set of towels for the week (no washer and dryer and no fresh sets) which might be a problem if you really dirty them up at the lake or something but we didn’t. They have a marina where you can rent anything from a fishing boat or ski boat and a wakeboard/skis to kayaks and stand up paddle boards. they’ve also got a couple of bars in the area at the different lodges (one of which we frequented evenings for wi-fi), a couple of restaurants, a little store and it’s not too far of a drive to the nearby town of Quincy (super quaint)!
We actually drove into town one night for dinner where we ate at a place called Sweet Lorraine’s and it was super good! I ordered a steak salad and an apple pie a la mode! Definitely recommend the apple pie, SO good (I love LOVE Apple Pie)! So (in continuation of my PCT shpeel from the last post) after hearing enough about the PCT, Sam and Chad hiked a leg of it with me! Funny enough, Chad who is around 13 years older than Sam and I beat us up and down the trail. We started down at Bucks Summit Trailhead and made our way up to Spanish Peak…10 miles round trip. I was really amazed at all of the older people we passed hiking down on the way, I only hope to be that mobile when I’m their age! We passed an old man who had to at least be in his late 70s and wherever he had come from at the point on the trail was a long way. At least a 10 mile hike but maybe more!
Look at my Sam isn’t he so studly?
The view from Spanish Peak was amazing! But there was a storm moving in on us so we had about enough time at the top to snap some pictures, sign the log book, eat a granola bar while enjoying the view and head back down. And we literally made it just in time to sit down at the bar and watch it move in…and listen to the excitement of actually having weather in the area…you know, since they’ve been in drought and all. They haven’t even had snow the past two winters but you’ll still see snow mobiles sitting on the side of the road/in people’s driveways, maybe in anticipation of snow in the winters to come? These people signed just before we did.Basically the trip was beautiful. I’m in San Antonio this week for work sitting in conference rooms all day and I’m feeling semi nostalgic about Bucks Lake since I was just there and it was like being in a postcard!! I would definitely go back.
I’m actually super excited because mine and Sam’s 1 year marriage anniversary is coming up on June 27th and we are taking a trip back to Northern Cali to spend a long weekend in the San Francisco area!
Any recommendations on what we should see/do?? Let me know!!!