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Sep 13, 2011 - Day #4
Day #4, Monday, September 12th The morning got off to a leisurely start. No hurry / no schedule. We departed the RV Park in Reno at 11:00am. Not a big fan, but it was just a place to stay in route to the “real” vacation, which started today. We headed North on Hwy 395 and had about 110 miles to go to our destination. At mile marker 24 we spotted cow patties! Ok, there wasn’t much to see in the beginning, but it got better. Today, the highest elevation we reached was about 6,000 ft. yesterday it was 8,036 ft. The hills weren’t too bad today,...Jump to full entry
Sep 13, 2011 - Shingletown, CA Temp 80
We made a pleasant but difficult drive from the California coast across the mountains. There might be a few straight and level segments, but none that we could recall. We stopped at a large turnout near the top of one of the mountains and had lunch. By day’s end we had climbed and descended 4 mountains. We arrived at the KOA Park and got settled. The park was one of the best we have been to with lots of trees and room to roam. Just prior to the park, a fox ran across the road (too quick to get a picture). Note the drastic increase in temp....Jump to full entry
Jul 27, 2011 - Milepost 5867 - Lassen Volcanic National Park
We continued south into north central California for a couple of nights near Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park is another of the hikers’ delight stops, but again this year is a little different due to the amount of snow they got. You can’t hike to the peak because of the main trail being worked on and alternatives around it are snow pack. Because the park has Yellowstone-like volcanic activity, we planned to hike the mile and half down to see the main thermals. We didn’t make it out of the parking lot—see the photo. Regardless, the...Jump to full entry
Apr 19, 2009 - Not so much Lassen Volcanic National Park
Staying at a campground in Shingletown (strange name but believed derived from the logging activity in the area) we visited the Lessen Volcanic National Park. Due to the elevation of the park and the time of year there was only 9 miles of the scenic road open. It was a very hot day (i.e. temperatures were in the 80ºF) but snow was on the ground! The area was that in May 1914 Lassen Peak erupted and continued for three years. On 22 May 1915 the peak blew a huge mushroom-shaped cloud of ash over 30,000 feet into the air and altered the...Jump to full entry
Sep 19, 2007 - Shut out by the rain....
Some days the weather is in your favor and some days its against you...Today it was against us! We had planned to hike up to the peak of Mt. Lassen Volcano today but woke up to rain showers and thunder. We would have started at 8500 ft and ended at the top at 10,500 ft. It would have been a 2.5 mile zip zag hike up the side of the volcano but seeing as the mountain is a known attractor of lightening, the hike would have been miserable and dangerous. Therefore, I have posted a picture of the volcano I took two days before on a clear day. It...Jump to full entry
Sep 15, 2007 - Long travel day....
Wholly cow...today was intense! Today we left OR and headed to CA stopping at a few tourist traps along the way, please see photos...LOL We stopped at the Mystery of Trees on Hwy 101 in CA. I think the "Paul and Babe" theme is to go along with the Redwoods. Cheese but appreciated. Then we stopped at the "Tour thru Tree" in CA. We actually got this big Dodge to fit through the tree! We drove down the coast of CA almost to Eureka and then headed east on Hwy 299. We cut through the Klamath Mountains. This was our longest drive yet...7+ hours....Jump to full entry