It’s the End of the Humboldt Reservoir as We knew it.
Was hoping to take a relaxing hike to a favorite spot of mine, the Humboldt Reservoir. Hiked out here many times as kids. It was always a secluded, and beautiful place, to enjoy the beauty of nature. It is located on lands of our local water authority. many folks would camp, party and just enjoy this isolated reservoir. Loved watching the stars out there. In recent years, this reservoir lost much of it’s seclusion. A residential development, and then am industrial park,were built adjacent to the reservoir and the surrounding watershed. However, it still remained a relatively quite and secluded palce to get away amid the surrounding developments. Still frequently deer, raccoons, turkey, hawks and other wildlife on my walks along the water. Well that world ended for me today when I discovered the clear cut timbering that was down upon the surrounding lands of the watershed. i am still in shock. I can’t believe our local officials would ever allow this to happen on this wonderful natural area. it was so prophetic that I saw one of my favorite movies yesterday, Dr. Suess’s The Lorax. The once wooded hills surrounding the reservoir looked like a scene from the movie after the last truffula tree was chopped down. What a lack of foresight. I lost another part of my childhood today. Felt like this Native American in the old commercial It is still a nice walk to the reservoir but it will never be the same. Here is a link to some more photos I took on this sad morning. https://flic.kr/s/aHs
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
― Chris Maser
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi