Mt Shasta and Lava Beds NM

Today was filled with lots of driving, as we headed from the bay area up north. We didn’t get to the Shasta area until ~1PM. And be careful speeding along those stretches of highway 5 with really not much going on, as I found out the hard way today (ouch).

We were attempting to make it to Lava Beds National Monument earlier in the day, but we kind of got a late start and stopped for lunch in Redding. Visibility wasn’t the best due to a constant haze throughout the day. It made for some rather mysterious sunset pictures in Lava Beds NM. And near Lava Beds are beautiful Klamath Lakes that harbor birds of all sorts. We also spotted plenty of deer, and a coyote in the distance.

Beautiful fall colors around Mount Shasta
Beautiful fall colors around Mount Shasta
Autumn is awesome
Autumn is awesome
View from the Vista Point in Lower Klamath Lake National Refuge Area
View from the Vista Point in Lower Klamath Lake National Refuge Area
Another view from the Vista Point in Lower Klamath Lake National Refuge Area
Another view from the Vista Point in Lower Klamath Lake National Refuge Area
Hazy day at Lava Beds National Monument, with cinder cones in the distance
Hazy day at Lava Beds National Monument, with cinder cones in the distance
A'a lava from Devil's Homestead lava flow
A’a lava from Devil’s Homestead lava flow
More a'a lava
More a’a lava
Schonchin Butte, which has a fire lookout on the top that was built during the Depression.
Schonchin Butte, which has a fire lookout on the top that was built during the Depression.
View toward the north
View toward the north
VOLCANICS
VOLCANICS

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Some pahoehoe lava
Some pahoehoe lava

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Black Crater awesomeness
Black Crater awesomeness

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Cinder cone below the setting sun
Cinder cone below the setting sun
Sun setting over the Tule Lake
Sun setting over the Tule Lake Wildlife Reserve

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