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  • Day28

    The waterfall route

    October 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    The weather was beautiful again today, so we had an early start after some waffles, yogurt, blackberries and a cappuccino for breakfast. After about 30km, we took a side road to the Highway 89 (which we are going to follow for the next few days) and visited McCloud Falls: Lower, Middle and Upper Falls which are actually quite nice but mostly ignored by tourists as there's the more famous McArthur Burney Falls in the area.
    Back on the highway, we had to climb on a rolling road (meaning up and down all the time) until we got to Dead Horse Summit, the highest point of today's ride. But after a climb comes a downhill - again on a rolling road and with a view of Mt Lassen, our next destination - to McArthur Burney State Park to see the waterfalls. We also decided to stay for the night and pitched our tent on the hike&bike campsite. Before going to bed, we were able to go for a swim in nearby Britton Lake, so could wash the sweat off 😉
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    Michael Sojka

    Glad you got to see the waterfalls!

    10/8/19Reply
    Meike Grothe

    We really enjoyed them, thanks for the tip!

    10/8/19Reply

    Das sind wunderschöne Bilder. Auf diesem Weg auch mal Da ke, dass man an euren Eindrücke teilnehmen kann. Alles Gute

    10/8/19Reply

    Sehr schön!!!

    11/5/19Reply
     
  • Day30

    Mt Lassen National Park

    October 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    When we woke up, again everything was cold and wet. As we pitched our tent next to a lake at an altitude of 2000m, this wasn't a surprise to us. But we were indemnified by a beautiful view on Mt Lassen.
    We had to climb another 600m to get to the highest viewing point of the vulcano. During the downhill ride we stopped at several spots to catch some nice views into the valley.
    After a long ride we arrived in Greenville where we stayed with Zac, a very pleasent guy who made an awesome stirfry for dinner for us.
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    Gabriele Fisseler

    Das hat sich gelohnt

    10/8/19Reply
     
  • Day29

    The uphill day

    October 6, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    This morning we got up in a cold but dry environment. All other days it was cold and wet. This means the tent was dry as well - first highlight of the day.
    After 3 km of riding we found fresh packaged bagels (plain and cheese flavor) on the shoulder - second highlight of the day.
    After that we had a very long uphill ride for pretty much the rest of the day - so no highlight.
    In the evening we found a very nice campspot at Summit Lake in Lassen National Park, with private shower (in the lake) and private restroom, as the campground was closed already - third highlight 😁
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  • Day22

    Shasta Lake & Reddings Motel signs

    November 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Todays wake up was in beautiful sunshine ☀️
    When we saw the trailer park by light it seemed that it had a nice setting.
    Every booth was on another level, a bit elevated from your next neighbor.
    A strong morning coffee and some fresh baked croissants gave a good base for making the days plans.

    We heard a lot about nearby Shasta Lake and its hiking trails.
    Because of the season we hoped it was good for a lonely track.
    So a short drive later (around 10 miles) we parked the van as the only vehicle at a forest parking spot and started the trail.
    A rocky trail, not that easy but big fun to walk.

    The path went downhill and after half an hour we arrived the bank of the lake.
    An amazing landscape was infront of us!
    Shasta Lake has highly jointed boothes which gives the lake a special appearance.
    Around every corner you find another beautiful view.

    All in all we had a tuff hike for about 4 hours, only thing was that the last mile leading back to the parking has to be walked up directly on the road.
    There was no traffic there but as the ending of such a great experience it wasn`t not that nice.

    Our van was still the only car which showed that we where really in a quite month....

    The afternoon and early evening we spent in Redding.
    A city which doesn`t offer too much highlights (the main shopping area was complete under renovation) but we quickly figured out that Redding has a bunch of old historic motels.
    So we used the blue hour of the evening for taking pictures of vintage motel signs.

    At days end just a half glass of wine was necessary to fell asleep very quickly.....
    Good Night 😴
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  • Day6

    Fahrt bis Lassen NP & Summit Lake North

    September 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Am Morgen haben wir Oakland verlassen und uns Richtung Norden aufgemacht.
    Da Samstag war sind wir recht gut voran gekommen und es war nicht viel Verkehr auf den Straßen.
    In Willows sind wir nochmal einkaufen und tanken gegangen, bevor wir weiter Richtung Lassen Nationalpark gefahren sind.

    Die Landschaft hat sich schnell verändert und wir sind in eher waldige Gegenden gekommen.

    Der Lassen Nationalpark liegt rund um den Vulkan Lassen Peak und ist gesamt 431 km² groß.
    Wir suchten uns einen Campingplatz relativ mittig im Park aus. Der Campground "Summit Lake North" liegt direkt am See. Wir haben einen sehr schönen Platz direkt am Wald bekommen.
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  • Day6

    Bumpass Hell

    September 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Am Nachmittag haben wir uns auf den Weg zu einer kleinen Wanderung gemacht.
    Wir gingen den "Bumpass Hell Trail". Dabei kamen wir am schönen Cold Boiling Lake vorbei. Dort haben wir die falsch Abzweigung genommen und sind somit ein kleines Stück falsch gelaufen.
    Nachdem wir auf einen weiteren See gestoßen sind, bemerkten wir unseren Fehler und drehten um.
    Wieder auf dem richtigen Weg, ging es einen Waldweg den Berg leicht hinauf.
    Nach über 4 km erreichten wir einen Talkessel mit farbigen Heißwasserpools und schwefligen Schlammtöpfen.
    Es war sehr faszinierend dieses Naturschauspiel zu sehen auch wenn es etwas unangenehm nach Schwefel roch.
    Wir machten eine kleine Pause bis wir den Rückweg antraten.

    Trotz guten Wetter war es recht frisch und etwas windig.

    Am Abend haben wir uns ein Gröschtl gemacht und am Lagerfeuer den Tag ausklingen lassen.
    (Da der Speck mit Ahornsirup gesüßt war, war es ein etwas süßliches Gröschtl 😅. Ganz im amerikanischen Stil.)
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  • Day7

    Lassen Peak & Sulfur Works

    September 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Nach einer durchfrorenen Nacht frühstückten wir erstmal gemütlich in der Sonne.
    Da unser Campingplatz auf ca 2500 Meter lag, wurde es Nachts sehr kalt, sodass ich in meinem Sommerschlafsack sehr frieren musste.

    Am Vormittag machten wir uns dann auf den Weg zum Lassen Peak. Der 3187 m hohe Vulkan ist das letzte mal 1917 ausgebrochen und ist mittlerweile ein beliebtes Wanderziel.
    In 1,5 Stunden waren wir am Gipfel und machten dort oben eine ausgedehnte Mittagspause bevor wir wieder hinab stiegen.

    Im Anschluss fuhren wir noch zum Sulfur Works. Dort konnte man wieder Schwefel- und Schlammbecken sehen. Ganz ähnlich zu Bumpass Hell am Tag zuvor.

    Den späten Nachmittag und frühen Abend verbrachten wir Campground und planten unsere weitere Route.
    Wir kochten uns Nudeln mit Pilz-Brokkoli-Sauce und saßen gemütlich am Lagerfeuer.

    Da mir in der ersten Nacht sehr kalt war, beschloss ich in dieser Nacht unten im Camper zu schlafen.
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  • Day24

    lazy day.....

    November 24, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    24.11.2019

    Today happened not too much, it became an absolute lazy day.
    Reason was the weather, it became sunny and warm.
    So why not just hanging around the Airstream, surfing some internet and finish the day with a glass of california Cabernet.
    (at afternoon some new neighbours docked in. Isn`t it a beautiful 80`s rig on the picture?)
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  • Day24

    Lassen NP, Redbluff, CA

    July 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Today marked our 10th National Park, it was not on the original plan but with Bob and Vicki recommending it we thought we had better have a look. For some reason we missed the border crossing into California and only knew we had when we got to the fruit check gates. So much for paying attention. Shortly after that we caught our first clear sight of yet another snow capped peak looming in the distance wow what a sight.

    Soon enough we turned off at Mt Shasta and headed for Lassen NP. It was certainly a beautiful drive and the park is spectacular. Time did not permit any walks and especially when we arrived at Lassen peak which demands a 4-5 round trip to the top. It was already getting late so the walk was out of the question. Noela found more snow to play in whilst we admired the spectacle.

    We started down the mountain from 8,500 feet and 53 degrees stopping at some various viewing areas and geo thermal mud holes and steam vents. Over the next hour we descended and finally reached Bed Bluff where the late afternoon temperature was 97 degrees.

    Laundry day today so we got that out of the way and headed of to Denny's for a quick bite. Tomorrow we head to San Francisco which pretty much marks our last leg of the trip so we need to make the most of our time there.
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  • Day2

    Redding stop over

    June 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Morning swim and spa hit the spot.
    Leisurely breakfast then back to airport to pick up hire car. Julie did a brilliant job driving. About an hour an a half because of roadworks. We only needed to do 3 right turns to get us into Mt Shasta.
    Arrived in time for a farmers market, so some food shopping before heading off to air BnB. All settled in to lovely homely place.
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    Linda and Andrew Celewych

    Oh wow - all looks so beautiful.

    6/18/19Reply
     

You might also know this place by the following names:

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