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katyanndavis:

I can’t say enough about how much I love living in this part of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. I love being able to go outside and see green and trees and I love that I can drive or bike just a little ways out of town and be surrounded by stuff like this that it seems like no one has ever touched. There’s lots of places that I want to travel to, but there’s very few places I’d rather live in than here. 
This picture was taken on the Neahkahnie Mountain Trail, located on the Oregon coast. It was taken by Lisa Wu and I found it on National Geographic. 

katyanndavis:

I can’t say enough about how much I love living in this part of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. I love being able to go outside and see green and trees and I love that I can drive or bike just a little ways out of town and be surrounded by stuff like this that it seems like no one has ever touched. There’s lots of places that I want to travel to, but there’s very few places I’d rather live in than here. 

This picture was taken on the Neahkahnie Mountain Trail, located on the Oregon coast. It was taken by Lisa Wu and I found it on National Geographic

labor day weekend - lassen volcanic national park, ca

friday, 9/2

Start: Brokeoff Mountain parking lot near SW Entrance
Round Trip Distance: 7 miles
Round Trip Time: 7 hours
Terrain: uphill 2600 feet
Elevation: start: 6635 feet, end: 9235 feet
 

Brokeoff Mountain trail offers sheer beauty and rugged mountain scenery. As access to the Lassen Peak trail is limited during its restoration through 2014, Brokeoff Mountain trail is an excellent alternative. Enjoy open meadows, dense forests, and panoramic views on this strenuous seven mile roundtrip hike. Enjoy views of the rim of former Mount Tehama, and Lassen Peak from this spectacular summit. 

camping: southwest campground

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saturday, 9/3

Start: Bumpass Hell parking lot
Round Trip Distance: 3 miles
Round Trip Time: 2 hours
Terrain: easy 300 foot descent
Elevation: 8000 feet
Trail Info:  
bumpass hell 

 

Current Lassen Peak Trail Status (08/15/2011)
The Lassen Peak trail is currently Partially Open 1.3 miles to the Grandview area. Hikers must stay on the trail marked by wands. The trail is still partly snow-covered. The peak is closed to off-trail travel including snowboarding and skiing, see information on off-trail travel restriction below. 

Trail Info:  Lassen Peak Trail

camping: manzanita lake campground 

Manzanita Lake offers numerous recreation activities including hiking, swimming, bird watching, kayak rentals, and ranger-led programs. Pickup the Manzanita Lake trail at the Loomis Museum or boat launch trail, and follow the 1.5 mile trail around the picturesque mountain lake. The north end of the trail offers excellent views of Lassen Peak, Chaos Crags, and Eagle Peak. At the end of your day enjoy a night under the stars in one of our eight campgrounds.

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sunday, 9/4

day hikes:  

Cinder Cone volcano is a must-see if you have time for the drive. Cinder Cone is located in the Butte Lake area, about an hour drive from Manzanita Lake. Enjoy the challenge of climbing a cinder cone volcano on this strenuous four mile roundtrip hike. Hikers are awarded with spectacular views of the park including Lassen Peak, the Fantastic Lava Beds and the colorful Painted Dunes. Cinder Cone can also be viewed from afar from the shores of Butte Lake. Enjoy the swimming, non-motorized boating, fishing, and hiking opportunities around Butte Lake.    

Warner Valley is an excellent day trip to a remote area of the park. Warner Valley features the only in-park lodge, Drakesbad Guest Ranch. The Ranch offers dining, massage, horseback riding, and a thermal pool - be sure to call ahead for reservations for lodge services. Warner Valley also provides access to a number of hydrothermal features including Boiling Springs Lake, Terminal Geyser, andDevils Kitchen

camping: summit lake campground

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campgrounds 

Backcountry camping is a wonderful way to enjoy the peace and quiet of wilderness any time of the year. The Cluster Lake Loop out starting from the Summit Lake area is a popular backpacking trip for families and first-time backpackers. Click here to apply for your backcountry wilderness permit.

remember that time Isabel came thru Baltimore?
Isabel
stay safe, east coast!

 

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august 2011 - pacific northwest roadtrip (revised)


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day 1 - lodging: seattle / olympic NP

day 2 - olympic NP, north cascades NP; drive | lodging: vancouver

day 3 - drive | lodging:  jasper NP

day 4 - jasper NP

day 5 - drive | lodging: banff NP

day 6 - banff NP

day 7 - drive | lodging: glacier NP

day 8 - glacier NP

day 9 - drive | lodging: mt rainier

day 10 - mt rainier NP, mt hood NF; drive | lodging: bend, or

day 11 - klamath falls, lassen volcanic NP; drive home?

day 12 - freebie

Welcome to Colorado!
Dsc00808

Welcome to Colorado!

look who G+ suggested to me lol
Google-zuckerberg

Google+ “Circles”—which is more like an email distribution list meets Twitter with better commenting

http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/06/zuckerberg-first-public-response-to-google-plus/

1,747 miles. 28 hours. tomorrow, the journey begins…
July-11-2011
wordpress + berlin theme + photography = in progress…
Got my 1st turkey, yesss
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Got my 1st turkey, yesss