burney falls

Day 157 – Mount Shasta – Cascade Loop Part 3

Day 157 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

I watched the sunset from VANilla last night.  It was very nice and a little bit of a surprise.  I kept trying to catch an amazing sunset shot on the coast, but the colorful sky over the lava fields proved to be a better place for a picture.  But more importantly…on to the morning.


Day 156 – Mount Shasta – Cascade Loop Part 2

Day 156 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

We began the day driving Northeast on 97 through Klamath National Forest.  Unbeknownst to me there was a war veterans memorial wall and sculpture garden roadside within the forest.  In light of recent events, I decided to stop.  After stopping at the wall honoring area California veterans who fought in a variety of wars, I wandered through the sculpture garden.  The sculptures were large, modern pieces made of metal resembling different wartime scenes including a POW, a wounded soldier, a soldier coming home to his loved one, a nurse caring for the wounded, and more.  It was a nice place to pay respects to all of those who have fought for our safety.

creek on pacific crest trail

Day 155 – Mount Shasta – Cascade Loop

Day 155 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Mount Shasta Cascade Loop

Petey and I awoke to another glorious day!  My weather app on my iPhone forecasts wonderful weather all week. I hope it is right!  We began the morning driving A10 toward Mount Shasta.  It makes a relatively easy climb nearly half-way to the glacier-clad summit where it dead ends.  Many winter enthusiasts were strapping on cross-country skies while I simply turned VANilla around and headed back down the mountain.  The drive afforded some fantastic views, but it was so nice outside, I would have rather just found a trailhead leading into Shasta-Trinity National Forest.