Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Day 14 - Vacation - North California + Oregon

Last summer, we went on a 5-day trip to a few places in Northern California and South Oregon. (I told you I was behind on my travel stories.) This was a good vacation, in terms of the places we chose to go, the rental car we got, the rental vacation, the company we had, the weather conditions -- basically, everything went our way. I'll write about it in detail in the next couple of days, but here's the itinerary we followed.

Day 1 - Start at 7 30 am from Fremont, reach Lava Beds National Monument, North California, at about 3 30 pm.
See Lava Beds and the nearby Petroglyph Point, a Native American rock art site.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Day 2 - Drive from Klamath Falls to Crater Lake, Oregon.
In the afternoon, drive from Crater Lake to vacation rental at Redding, California.

Day 3 - Drive to Shasta Lake, boat across the lake to Shasta Caverns, take a tour, back to vacation rental by afternoon.
Evening - Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding.
Back to vacation rental at night.

Day 4 - Drive to Lassen Volcanic National Park - visit the Devasted Area, hike to Bumpass' Hell, and see the Mudpots.
Back to vacation rental at Redding.

Day 5 - Leave the vacation rental, go on a Shasta Dam tour, drive back to Fremont.

Photos and details coming up in the next few days, but today, I'll leave you with some photos that we took during the drive, of Mount Shasta.

Mount Shasta

I've always wanted to take a picture like this - an empty road with a mountain backdrop. I wasn't brave (or crazy) enough to stand in the middle of the road for the perfect snap, though.

No comments:

- -