Backpacking the trails of the Russian Wilderness is one of my favorite activities. Thom Gabrukiewicz agrees, because he just spent a week at Paynes Lake and environs.
Thom Gabrukiewicz is well-known in far northern California from his many years as a writer for the Redding Record-Searchlight.
Backpacking Russian Wilderness Trails
But today I’m most interested in Thom’s recent hiking adventure in the Russian Wilderness:
Spent a week within the Russian Wilderness Area, in far Northern California. Six friends, six backpacks, and 12,000 acres to play in. We call ourselves the Beefaloes. Fairly obvious why.
Paynes Lake in Russian Wilderness
Thom and his pals primarily explored the area around Paynes Lake, a place I know well. Here’s a couple of pics Thom graciously allowed me to share:
That last shot is a winner Thom!