By Rick Barlupi

Lake Almanor is beautiful during the winter, especially on the west side of the lake.  The Forest Service campground is closed, the summer cabins boarded up for the winter, and Plumas Pines Resort & Restaurant closed for the season resulting in the west shore being very tranquil with a ton of snowfall which is slow to melt since it’s in the shade most of the day.  During this peaceful weekend, my daughter and I spent time sitting on the jetties and taking a snowshoe trek along the shoreline toward Almanor West Subdivision, throwing snow balls, making a snowman and snow angels.
As you can see, we brought our chairs, hot coffee mixed with chocolate and enjoyed our mochas, the view of Mt. Lassen, great conversation, and we stayed late until the stars and moon came out but we kept warm with a fire.  Lake Almanor in the winter, what a jewel.