Photos and comments from John Evans, in his function of Sierra County guy, and free range County Sheriff
Yesterday I traveled over the old Staverville Road eastbound from
Loyalton. It is a very rough road that connects Sierra Valley
(SR-49) with Long Valley (US 395). It took me about 3.5 hours
to go from Loyalton down into Evans Canyon (I could have gone further south into
Balls Canyon, but the choice was obvious for me). It is a
Jeep, ATV hike or horse back road. No cars or
trucks. I always wanted to see the area after 22 years of
working here. I took advantage of the off season and no snow even
though it is the 2nd week of January.
The 1st picture is looking
west from the summit over the Sierra Valley and you can clearly see the City of
Loyalton left of the valley, Castle Rock in the bottom area of the valley and
then Beckwourth Peak on the middle horizon. Also visible from this
spot, but not in the frame, is the Sierra Buttes!
In the 2nd photo
is looking East from the summit down into Long Valley, center left is Evans
Canyon and Balls Canyon to the right. Also the Petersons Mountain
chain (State line basically) is the center horizon and Peavine Peak far right
horizon. Thought it was a unique trip and you may be interested in
the photos, rare remote patrol opportunity.
I came across some
cattle carcasses (#12-00047) and a very remote chucker hunter in the Evans
Canyon areas. Nice trip and I am thankful I work in an area that is
so beautiful and remote, yet still close by. Lee's old Jeep (in
picture) did a fine job.