Shasta Dam Motel
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Thankfully when we adjusted the temperature, it was pretty near perfect after a very short time and it being a really silent unit (unlike the jet engine we had in San Francisco) we were able to leave it on all night.
Breakfast was coffee, oatmeal and fruit, English muffins and 'grape jelly'. Brit the Brave had some of the rather dry looking scrambled egg. But then "By the livin’ Gawd that made her "she's a better man than I am, Gunga Din", as you might ...
... created Crater Lake had anything to do with this. We shared the road with 18 wheelers and it was clear, they had a difficult drive up steep inclines that challenged their engines and down steep slopes that challenged their brakes. We even saw a few of them using the break-down lane, presumably so as not to impede other traffic.
Around noon we stopped in a town called Yreka for lunch. Most may not ...
... can get to the store- get beer and then go back to the hot springs.
I see my 1st rattlesnake shortly after leaving...it never hissed at me, I got about a foot away and it acted like I wasn't there.
About 2 miles from where I stop for the night I had my first encounter with Coppertone. A trail angel that goes up and down the trail, following the PCT hiker groups, handing out Pie, Root Beer Floats, banana's, doughnuts...the ...
... over the peaks . Markers along the roadside indicated we were now at 2000ft and the alpine forest in the distance had a covering of fresh white snow ..it was a postcard view..
still climbing the mist got thicker and soon the wipers were needed as water droplets turned into rain. it was not long until we noticed the verge was covered in about 3 inches of snow and then as we rose to the summit the snow fell on the windscreen.. windy slippery roads,3000ft up and a 5 tonne ...
We stayed in a small town called Lakehead (population 600), which consists of a few campsites and a market and restaurant serving them. We did have the luxury of wifi at the campsite's shop, and they also had a swimming pool and an outdoor TV area which was opened up when we got to the campsite. We arrived on a Saturday and the campsite was full which was nice - the smell of BBQ drifting by us from ...