Continuing North, Lake Tahoe, Redding, & Klamath Falls

We were very sad to leave the Bishop area but north we must go! Next up was a couple of days around Lake Tahoe. There was still a lot of snow in the area and most areas were still closed. The views around the lake were stunning though!

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From there we went west to Auburn, California for a long a waited family visit! Our niece invited us to park our RV at her ranch property and the views were amazing, California has so many different sides to her!

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Soon it was time to be off again! We chose Redding as our next destination, doing a day trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park and McArthur-Burney Falls. Most of the National Park was still closed but the side trip to the Falls was well worth the drive!

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California has had so much more rainfall and snowfall this last winter, they are finally out of the long drought…….

The next destination was Klamath Falls, Oregon, where we planned to visit Lava Beds National Monument and Crater Lake.

The Lava Beds were amazing!

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It was so overwhelming to think of the force of nature of these long ago lava flows!

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There were so many areas of the park to go underground and explore the lava tubes! If you go unprepared, as we did (!!), they loan you flashlights to take into the caves!

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It gets pretty dark in there when you get away from the entrance!

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The next day was another highlight for me…Crater Lake! This was our second time of trying to get up to see it. The first time was the year of the strike on all the National Parks, this time we got lucky!!! It was well worth the wait!! Outstanding!

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As you can see we found our fair share of snow on the way home!!

The final stop for this installment was Redmond, Oregon. Our planned trip from here was John Day Painted Hills, part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. I wasn’t really sure what to expect there. This was our first glimpse!

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They didn’t lie, the hills really look painted!

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The views were outstanding and they placed a few benches to rest on and drink it in!

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Think that is enough for now! We are getting near the end of our journey north, from here we spent a week in the Palouse region of Washington State. This area has so much to offer I will save it for another day!

Until next time……

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