California

Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Lassen Volcanic National Park was the last place I hit prior to heading up the coast and back to Washington. It’s kinda tucked back in the middle of nowhere in California, and was kind of annoying to get to. Once there it immediately reminded me of a VERY small scale Yellowstone… mainly due to the pleasant aroma of sulfur in ...

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Yosemite National Park

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Starting off on my trip Yosemite National Park was the place I was most excited to visit, and it only somewhat disappointed (due to my own lack of research). Out of all of the national parks I’ve been to, this one ranks second only to Glacier National Park in beauty and sheer amount of amazing hikes. I had my permit ...

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Mono Lake – Lee Vining, CA

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After exiting Death Valley we headed north towards Lassen Volcanic, but decided to stop off at Mono Lake on the way. Mono Lake is a desert lake with a high concentration of salts, which results on the below features, as well as a unique ecosystem in the area. Depending on the time of year you’ll notice that there are millions ...

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Death Valley National Park

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After leaving Hoover Dam I picked up a friend at the Vegas airport, and we headed over to California through Death Valley National Park. As much as I really wanted to melt and die in extreme heat, I opted not to undertake any major hikes in the park. The day I drove through it was 113 degrees… at 9:00am. Death ...

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