Travel Blogs from Redding
mark explained we were form a place where this was normal and no problem but he was having none of it.
detention over off we set.
after lakes more mountains and don onto flooded plain, very spectacular.
lost following the super google maps again and eventually headed for yesemeti national park
fuel was a big problem on this stretch and stayed at Redding.
... brutal out in the 90+ degrees. The caves are SO much cooler down below!!
Next up was Skull Cave. It was named for all the remains found inside, including 2 human skeletons! This one had an ice floor in it. Apparently, some of the caves are so large and deep that the cold winter air sinks to the bottom of the cave, and stays insulated by the ground around it through the whole summer. Water seeping through the ground ...
... strewn throughout the area. " Hot Rock" is a 300 ton boulder that landed 5 miles from the eruption. I think that would take the gold medal in the shotput! The park also has Bumpass Hell, which is an active hydrothermal area. America has many world #1s and another is here. " Big Boiler" is the hottest fumarole in the world at 322 degrees F. A very nice Nat. Park, I may be "warming" up to the state a ...
... Once again, the food was excellent.
We were "one the road again" by 7:45 en route to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Our first rest stop was at the Lake Almanor Rest Area, where there was a lovely view of Lassen Peak, one of the world's largest plug dome volcanoes at an elevation of 10,457 feet.
... at home. We shared some delicious meals, and lots of laughs. I was able to stay two nights there and Marsha and I had a chance to go out and check out the very cool new Sun Dial Bridge in Redding (http://www.turtlebay.org/sundialbridge ).
We had WAY too much fun together and then before I was even ready... I was back on the road again. Next stop, San Fransisco (well, first - the Olive ...