Lassen Volcanic and Crater Lake National Parks.

After numerous previous trips whizzing up and down the I-5, we made the right decision to go a little inland and visit these two great national parks. Mt Lassen (10,457 ft) remains covered in snow, with the various lakes just starting to thaw out now. This would be an absolutely magic place to visit in winter, and I am sure I will be back to ‘knock off’ the stroll from the car-park to the summit. From Lassen we regained the I-5 at Mt Shasta, where we camped the night at Lake Siskiyou (near Mt Shasta township). I think Caroline might even have enjoyed camping. Of course this camp-ground did not have Internet Access (hmmmm).

The following day, we were totally blown away with Crater Lake. What a beautiful Lake (which I think tops our list of most beautiful Lakes – along with Lake Louise in Canada). So we spent several hours on the rim road just soaking up the views.

We continue to head north. Caroline to Portland and me to Rainier National Park. Goodmorning from Bend, Oregon.