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Friday, July 24, 2009

Feather River Canyon


The last posting of my California trip pictures... this is the Feather River Canyon, which is just north of Lake Oroville. We drove along the top of the canyon for quite a ways before dropping down to the river level. Once we got down to the valley floor it was HOT, so we stopped and swam!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Castle Crags

Another stop from this past weekend was at Castle Crags, which is located off I5 between Redding and Weed, California. Soaring above the upper Sacramento River Valley are the sky-scraping spires of granite called the Castle Crags. The Castle Crags were formed in much the same manner as nearby Mt. Shasta and the other peaks of the Cascade Range—by volcanic activity some 200 million years ago. For the last million years, the Crags have been subjected to the forces of wind, rain, ice and even some small glaciers, which have shaped the granite into its distinctive shapes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Crater Lake


Im back from my wonderful California trip. All was a wonderful success. It was great to see my family! So the next few days I will be posting some travel pictures.

Above is the famous Crater Lake. Crater Lake is Oregons only National Park. The site is simply breathtaking and cannot be truly captured in a picture. But regardless, here it is!!! There were still little spots of snow around the lake and seen here on Wizard Island, despite the very warm temperatures.