Although this is my final installment covering our two weeks of outdoor fun along scenic Highway 395, it’s by no means our final visit. Many beautiful sights remain to be seen, even after our second stay. As I’ve mentioned before, the area is not only breathtaking but also provides access to several other natural wonders. One of them is Death Valley […]
It’s turkey day, but this lucky one got away! Steve and I are thankful that all of you have continued to jam on down the road with us, and we wish you all the best and a very Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re fans of old western movies as we are, a visit to Lone Pine, CA should be on your […]
Continuing our drive south on Hwy 395, we quickly descended from 7,654′ at June Lake to 4,150′ at the scenic small town of Bishop. Here the cottonwoods, willows and aspens painted the valleys, mountainsides and meadows in gold! For us, autumn is the best time to visit, but the area wilderness adventures are gorgeous year-round. And thanks to John Muir, […]
We paused in our southward migration to park Betsy at Sparks, Nevada, taking the car for family and friend visits between there and the Bay Area. We had no desire to drive Betsy down there again, and being able to stay with family for a few days made it a no-brainer (thank you, Becky!).
Having lost a day to explore Lassen Volcanic National Park due to Betsy’s coolant issue, we compressed our schedule a bit and accessed the park from its northwest Manzanita Lake gate entrance. It was 26 miles south of our campsite at Rancheria RV Park in Hat Creek.
We were excited to move on to our next stop at Hat Creek, CA as a home base to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. This was our second attempt, since heavy snow had turned us away the first time in 2016. As we were humming south on I-5, we forgot that we were crossing into California and had to go […]
Our next stop heading south was Wilsonville, Oregon, the halfway point between Portland and Salem. Steve was due for his quarterly doctor visit in Tucson, AZ and months ago he had chosen Portland as his getaway airport. It was an uneventful rainy day while he was away, but a very happy day upon his return when he told me his […]
We were hoping to see some sunshine when we got back to the good ol’ USA on Sept 15th (my, that was a long time ago!), but it seemed like we had brought the same foggy dreary days that we experienced in Victoria, BC back with us. I know, I know, there’s a lot of that in the Pacific Northwest […]
What an absolutely stellar hike we took here! We both agreed Maple Pass Loop Trail was our favorite hike so far this year. But I’m getting ahead of myself… At first I was just going to lump this hike with my previous post about Winthrop, but this hike was so amazing that it deserved its own space. But first some […]