The Present Fades in Surprise Valley ...

ruin of old grandeur, south of fort bidwell, north of cedarville, dwarfed by the warner mountains in surprise valley, california.

Surprise Valley, where past steps right along in the present

This abandoned house, a ruin of another time, speaks of a way of life now passing, if it hasn't already passed. Still, it was quite a home and has presence even now.

The Warner Mountains form a magnificent backdrop to Surprise Valley, where deer roam freely, feeding in the yard.

barrel springs surprise valley back country by in northeastern california, shadowed by the glory of the south warners, mountains, and the south warner wilderness.

Forward ~ The old trading post in Deer Creek Settlement, as Cedarville was then called.

Back ~ Pioneer Church in Fort Bidwell.

USFS: Modoc National Forest. Want to hike? South Warner Wilderness of the Warner Mountains.

Explore Surprise Valley and the Warner Mountains: Directions, Map & Scenery: Mountains, hot springs, wildlife viewing, south Warner Wilderness Area, hiking trails and more.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located near Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon.

cabins on the river at gathering light ... a retreat near crater lake national park in southern oregon: cabins, treehouses on the river in the forest.

Travel to Gathering Light ... a retreat via the Shasta Trinity area of northern California: Directions, Map & Scenery.

Directions to and Day Trips in either California or Oregon of around 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park and the retreat: opportunities to explore, photograph: hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding, and more: Directions Map and Scenery.

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Contact Brad at Gathering Light ... a retreat.

Ponderosa Pine Trees (pictured above), grow in profusion at Gathering Light ... a retreat. Rustic simplicity, a place to "Just Be", Gathering Light is nestled on the banks of the river, surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon and not far from Crater Lake National Park.