Barely scratching the surface – Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

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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. Continue reading

A near disaster for Betsy, a waterfall and lava tube – Hat Creek, CA

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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 through an agricultural checkpoint.  But our lemons and other fruits passed muster and we were waved through – for sure it was nothing like the stress of crossing a U.S. border! Continue reading