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Oct 11, 2017 - the Warner Valley

The California forest fires have taken over the news. We have camped in Santa Rosa when we visited vineyards. It was a gorgeous part of the country and the suddenness and total loss of the residents there is horrifying. We keep studying the maps at calfire.gov, which make it look like nearly the whole state is on fire, but except for some haze caused by particulates floating by in the wind, we have no personal knowledge that all this is happening. Fingers crossed. We headed to a rarely visited corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park, the...

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Oct 10, 2017 - Lassen Volcanic National Park

When we got up this morning the sunrise was a peculiar shade of orange. When we turned on the news we discovered why. Multiple forest fires have broken out all over California, especially in the Napa Valley area. On the news they named counties and towns involved we had never heard of, but we really couldn't tell how close they were to us or where we planned to go. So we crossed our fingers and headed toward Lassen Volcanic National Park, a two hour drive that became much longer when we encountered a forty minute wait for a road repair that...

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Sep 25, 2015 - Mineral CA – Lassen National Forest – Battle Creek Campground

Our next stop in California was the Lassen Volcanic National Park. Took another scenic drive, which gives you a great overview of the park. Saw the steaming fumarole, which puts me in mind of the geysers, etc. in Yellowstone. Viewed Lassen Peak from the highest point on the park road at 8,512 feet. That road was something else. It put me in mind of the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier. I’d just as soon not be reminded of that. I take those roads with my eyes closed. Good thing I’m not driving!!!! It was an interesting place with a lot of...

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