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Recap - Dunsmuir Railroad Park Event - November 5th thru November 7th, 2021

Your Hosts For The Event:

Christine & Michael Toibin
Simon & Nikki Tildesley

Our group motored together from Pleasanton with an hour stop halfway for lunch lead by Simon and Nikki. Meanwhile Christine and Michael made their way down from Oregon early to double check the routes planned for the group the next day. We all seemed to arrive around the same time to the Railroad Park Resort.

Potluck Friday day went on without a hitch even with the rain coming down on us. Thanks to Simon & Nikki, and Sue & Rich Bennett we had four canopies covering us along with a couple firepits, provided by the Toibins & Tildesleys, to keep us warm. As you can see from the pictures, there was a feast to be had from all the items everyone brought to share. It was the perfect evening to get to know new members who thought this was the perfect run to jump in on all the fun to connecting with many we haven’t seen in a while.

Saturday morning started early with a short drive followed by a little hike to Hedge Creek Falls. The trail to Hedge Creek Falls was very short, but extremely scenic trail leading to a waterfall you can walk behind with a great view of the Sacramento River. I’m sure we would have seen Mt. Shasta too had it not been covered in clouds. Be sure to check out all the pictures and the video done by Pat Lewis.

After this the group was on their own to gas up for the afternoon run, relax a little and get their lunch before we gathered again around 1pm. Before heading out we had some drawings for door prizes and a group picture.

While the drive wasn’t that long in length, it was huge in amount of fun motoring up Everitt Memorial Highway to Bunny Flats. Bunny Flat lies at 6,950 feet in elevation and serves as the primary spot for winter recreation on the south side of Mount Shasta. Bunny Flats didn’t disappoint on ‘winter’ as the area had fresh snow from the night before for the group (20 cars/37 people) to play in and capture amazing pictures.


Did I mention pictures? Don’t miss lots more of them via the link below!


From playing in the snow, we traveled down to Lake Siskiyou for another nature walk along the Wagon Creek pedestrian bridge. This truly was an ‘over the river and through the snow’ kind of run as navigating down to the parking area at Lake Siskiyou required taking it slow and dodging a few potholes. As I mentioned in describing this part of the run, if I would take Malcolm, our new JCW Mini on it, I think everyone would be fine if they were careful. Luckily no one had a lowered MINI. ☺

It was wonderful to be able to gather in the dining car for dinner after a fun day of exploring the area around Dunsmuir. We had just enough time after dinner to break-down our gathering spot between Caboose 26 & 27 before quite time of 10pm.

And let us not forget Moose and Dirk who enjoyed their road trip as well!!

Sunday was left for everyone to make it back home on their own bringing a close to 2021 Weekend at Dunsmuir. Are you ready for 2022 Weekend at Dunsmuir?

Friday October 21st thru Sunday October 23rd


10 Cabooses are already booked!