ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

We climbed to the highest elevation on Interstate 5...

We went back down fast with the 6% grade..

Beautiful mountain views including Mt. Shasta...

Klamath River...

Another view of Mt. Shasta...

Last one, our site in Yreka..


Today was another travel day, we drove about eighty miles to the town of Yreka. It as a beautiful drive over Mt. Ashland and the Siskiyou Summit, this is the highest elevation on Interstate 5 at 4,310 feet. It was slow climbing up before flying back down fast with the 6% grade. :-) We had beautiful views of the Klamath River and Mt. Shasta all covered with snow. We will be staying in Yreka for about a week.

Yreka (wy-ree-ka) is a beautiful and unique small town located just south of the Oregon border in California. Yreka was founded during the gold rush era when in 1851, prospectors found gold nuggets in the roots of plants churned up by their pack animals. This discovery took place in present day "Discovery Park" in Yreka. The City was officially formed in 1857 and has become a hub for tourism, business, and government in the area. We can’t wait to explore this cool and unusual town. Check back later for more from Yreka.

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