Summer's here!Feather Publishing 6/16/2010
With the kids now out of school, and sunny weather finally here, it’s time to get out and enjoy all that Plumas County has to offer.
A quick look at our Events Around Plumas calendar reveals a number of no-cost and low-cost options, many suitable for the whole family. There are choices for every taste — from book signings to square dancing.
This weekend alone you can listen to music, take a garden tour, send your kids to a basketball camp, take a wine walk or a bird walk, participate in a horseman’s play day, try a line at a fishing derby, bicycle around Lake Almanor or participate in a poker run. Truly, we will never understand those folks who say there’s nothing to do in Plumas County!
Can’t afford a vacation this year? Try a “staycation” right here in Plumas. Make this the year to explore another area of Plumas or neighboring Lassen County. We know there are places and events we’ve always wanted to check out, but haven’t gotten around to. Make this the summer to do so.
Don’t know where to start? Stop by your local Feather Publishing office and pick up free copies of our visitors and dining guides. There’s enough information in them to keep you exploring for many summers.
If you do have a few greenbacks to spend, please spend them with area merchants. You don’t have to go overboard, but sandwiches for a picnic here, ice cream after a day of fishing there … it all adds up. Having a variety of unique businesses is part of what makes Plumas a great place to explore, whether you’re a tourist here or a resident playing tourist.
While you’re out enjoying the season’s pleasures, please take care. Officials are warning that streams and lakes are running cold and fast right now, so take the proper precautions, like wearing a personal flotation device and appropriate clothing. It is very easy to get hypothermic in cold water, a contributing factor in all too many drownings.
Protect yourself from the sun, which is more intense at our higher altitudes. Stay hydrated — but not with alcohol. And please, please, please do not drink and drive. Be on the lookout for out-of-town drivers unfamiliar with our mountain roadways.
Hope to see you out and about. Here’s to a safe, profitable and fun summer for all of Plumas County.