Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lassen Volcanic National Park

From Hat Creek, Ca to Lassen NP is a short trip through a large forest fire area and then into an active volcanic area. Very interesting features such as the cold bubbling up of gasses in a small lake and … Continue reading

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Monarch Sanctuary and Misc. Mountain Views

On our last day in Oregon we took a small road trip in the vicinity of O’Brien. Our first stop was the Monarch Sanctuary where a group is working on keeping a group of these magnificent butterflies safe from chemicals … Continue reading

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Mt. Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier National Park Mt. Rainier is awesome. Peg and I made two visits to the park, one to remember why we do not visit NP’s on weekends and the other to make sure the construction flaggers and pilot cars … Continue reading

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Redwoods National and State Parks

Our visit to the Redwoods was on a beautiful, warm, sunny day. Early in the day the Pacific coast was covered in fog but the first beach we came to was clear and I took Katie down to the waters … Continue reading

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Oregon Caves National Monument

Oregon Caves is a sort of magical place. The experience begins with a long winding, twisting, switchback laden drive up the mountain. It is a beautiful drive through the forest of Douglas Fir and Redwood trees that due to the … Continue reading

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Umpqua Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Edited Version: Left off Cooper Ridge – They all looked the same by that time in the day 🙂 Being more of a beer and whiskey kind of guy, I am new to the wine thing. Last summer in Indiana … Continue reading

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Falls Creek Falls and the Collision of the Rivers

Falls Creek Falls is East on Oregon 138 towards Crater Lake. A really beautiful trail about a mile long with a 200 ft. climb, no stairs. Along the trail are big, big Sequoias and fir trees, moss, and rocks. Part … Continue reading

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