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Aug 3, 2011 - Crater Lake, OR and Lavabeds National Mounument, California

8/3/11 Visited Crater Lake National Park today. Although the morning started out at 36 degrees.....(we were over 5000 feet elevation)....it warmed up to a very nice day in the upper 70s at least. And the sky was clear in the morning and gradually got a few clouds as the day wore on. Crater Lake is just beautiful (there I go again with that word...but can't help it!!). Deep blue color to it makes for great pics. The road goes all around the mountain...pretty much on the crater's edge. Some facts....at 1943 feet deep, it is the deepest in the...

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Jun 18, 2011 - Lava Beds National Monument

In the northeast of California is a fantastic gem. The Lava Beds National Monument. With over 700 lava tubes and caves. We stayed at Indian Well campground. Very nice. The park ranges from lava beds, juniper trees, to Ponderosa Pines. A visitor center across from the campground provides flashlights and maps with detailed information about the difficulty level of the caves from easy to duck walking to crawling. There are alot of caves along cave loop right next to the visitors center, we saw several, took a tour of Sunshine cave with Tori, a...

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Apr 21, 2009 - Going deep underground!

The northeastern corner of California is high desert. On entering the park from the north the land looks barren, covered by clumps of sagebrush but as you head south and higher up the vegetation gradually changes to more junipers and eventually pine forests. But deep underground in this area is a completely different world. There unfolds the legacy of Northern California’s volcanic activity. Within the Lava Beds National Monument there are more than 300 lava tube caves. Lava is hot when it pours from a volcano- about 1,800ºF. The outer...

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May 11, 2008 - Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is one place we had never been, even though we have been by this way several times before. It is similar to other lava beds we have been to before. We decided to stay a couple of nights to see all the caves. This National Park has dozens and dozens of lava cave to explore. Most of them are for real caver's. We did go into 3 caves. Two were supposed to be "easy". But Susan's knees and her lack of balance make even those a challenge. There was plenty of places you had to climb up big rocks and also loose ones. Not...

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