Sweet to the Soul and Heaven for a Weary Mind is never more true than the wide
open spaces of the Great Basin Outback.......
If you are visiting or newly settled in the Klamath Basin there are treasures to
be found in the surrounding region that are perfect for day tripping or weekend
adventures. Over the next few days I will make a guide for you based on my
favorite experiences from my own travels. Enjoy! Oh yes, a few rules of the
road to make for a safer, more enjoyable trip.....
1. When passing on a remote rural road...give a wave!
2. Close any gate you open and don’t cut fences. Respect private property.
4. Slow to a crawl if you happen upon a cattle drive...ask the riders to help
you thru the herd if you’d like.
5. Don’t honk!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh PLE-E-E-ZE DON’T HONK around livestock and horses!
6. Try not to freak about cow manure on your car!
7. Make sure you have plenty of gas and that your car is in good running order.
Some towns don’t even have gas/service available or close at sunset.
8. Gravel roads are common in this region so make sure you have a vehicle with
tires that are tough enough for the wear and tear they will receive. Make sure
you have a good spare tire and jacks. 4x4’s are nice! Make sure somebody knows where you are going and when you expect to
arrive and depart.
9. Carry plenty of water, food, fire, emergency supplies, blankets in case you get stranded.
10. Cell phones may or may not work in much of the more remote areas where some
of the best attractions are found. Plan accordingly. Carry good maps and a
12. Sit tight if you get in trouble.
13. Remember this too: if you are from a large urban area where you never know your
neighbors, the people you are apt to run into in this region are open,
friendly, honest, community oriented people you can trust to help you if you
need it. Get to know them and let them get to know you!
13. All of these preparations and precautions will ensure a safe trip into a
wonder filled region ....I really believe you will have adventures that end up
being some of the best of your life!!!!
Links to Great Places in Lake County
It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to drive to Lakeview, it will take most of a day
to drive a leisurely loop north thru Paisley, Summer Lake, Silver Lake,
Christmas Valley and Fort
* Developed Campgrounds
* Forest Camps
* Hang Glider Launch Sites
* Picnic/Day Use Areas
* Self Guided Historic Walking Tour
* Wilderness/Semi-Primitive/Scenic Viewpoints
* Winter Recreation Sites
Cowboy Dinner Tree near Silver Lake. Everybody needs to eat here at least once! Also the Historic
Adel Store in Adel.