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Water, Waterforms, and Gold Lake Highway

I loved the views and relished my tactile experiences as bicycling along the North Yuba River (where State Route 49 paralleled) and thought I would include some photos both from my bicycle trip as well as some found weblinks. Sometimes the experience was so fulfilling at the moment that getting the camera out to save the image seemed like a secondary objective.

I enjoyed the warmth of the sun while on the road. Then I specifically enjoyed the waterfall that was right at the 5000 ft elevation mark. 
at 5000 ft on State Route 49 between Sierra City and Bassetts in the Tahoe National Forest 
at 5000 ft on State Route 49 between Sierra City and Bassetts in the Tahoe National Forest at 5000 ft on State Route 49 between Sierra City and Bassetts in the Tahoe National Forest 

Since rearriving back in Sacramento, to my computer, I researched the information I saw at the waterfall, the plaque commemorating the work of "State Highway Foreman Pete Lavezzola" 1925 - 1968 who apparently builtup the waterfall site and found these photos as well as this weblink that is a view of the waterfall as conveyed as a movie: http://www.kuraoka.org/SandPond06/136lavezzola.mpg

I found truth to the observation that traveling by bicycle allows appreciation of geologic and biosphere changes that either faster (by auto) or slower (by foot) traveling does not make as appreciationable. 

As we progressed up the Gold Lake Highway, we were treated, on our left (west southwestward), to this view:
view west from the Gold Lake Highway, Tahoe National Forest 

When we reached the top of the ridge of the watershed divide of the Tahoe National Forest and the Plumas National Forest, we enjoyed the vista of a number of small lakes, some snow drifts, and a few score of mosquitos. Here is a photo of, I believe, Goose Lake: 
a lake along the Gold Lake Highway at the edge of the Tahoe National Forest 

In creating this post I found this website of these photos taken by someone else that also depict this boundary crest of these watersheds. I offer thanks to the photos taken by others. 

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