Indian Creek to Happy Camp (Reeve's Ranch)
[July 20, 1907]
Happy Camp is quite a bit of a settlement. But it is old, fearfully down at the heels. It is old. Its palmy days were in the fiftys. Its hotel and other buildings were quite fine structures for the time and place. Here we met the most distinguished man of the place. Not Lane, the storekeeper. Not the hotel man. Not the saloonkeeper, nor various dignified old loafers of the days of 50-60, but "Baugh." Baugh, who owns a pack train running between Yreka and Happy Camp. Baugh who is a Chinaman, one of these very jolly (see p. 202b) Chinamen of the most characteristic and likeable type in all the Californias and known to all Californians from the days of old. He has a wife and children in Yreka (see p. 202a). and is a "heap smart Chinaman" according to one of his compatriots. Mr. Sampson wanted a crupper for his saddle mule because there was a little pimple of a sore under the tail; his cloth crupper would not do. He raised the tail and showed to the Chinese astride his mule. Baugh fairly howled with derisive laughter and good nature. Then he began to banter: Him get sore! Let him get well again!
-Coming down Indian Camp we passed "Classic Hill," a placer mining camp in the forest.
[Indian Creek to Happy Camp (Reeve's Ranch)]
July 20, 1907
we camped the night at a big ranch (for the country about two miles this side Happy Camp. Next day we go on easterly, about 23 miles up the Klamath past Nolton and Lowden's (P.O.'s) to Nutsais Ferry, the second ferry, pack animals 10 cents. saddle animals 25 cents, to a ranch_ one mile beyond Everell's Ranch where they gave us most delicious freshly preserved cherries. In return we left them a supply of our excess provisions.
-On the Klamath River in Bed.
Also in commonwall: Libocedrus decurrens, Black Oak, Pinus ponderosa, Douglas Fir, Oregon Oak. Alnus rhombifolia.
Happy Camp to Hamburg, July 21, 1907
Hamburg is mainly an Indian settlement, all along the river are marks of both old and recent settlements, old and recent mining beds.
_Burharts Ranch to Hamburg July 22, 1907.
Near Hamburg noticed an Alnus rhombifolia young tree that had been zone girdled, a band about 6 inches yet the