Yosemite from Tioga Road: Don’t Plan on Dry Feet

Northern Nevada’s lack of campgrounds led to us exploring one of the most impressive waterfalls I’ve visited in recent memory. We drove into Nevada after meeting my aunt for a lovely dinner near Sonoma, in search of a campsite (seriously, CA state parks, $35/night??). After a few misses – one full campground, one dirt road… Continue reading Yosemite from Tioga Road: Don’t Plan on Dry Feet

Northern California: Lassen Volcanic, Giant Redwoods, and More

We made a few quick stops in Northern California on our way to my dad’s A-frame in Oregon, before our halfway-through-the-road-trip stay at Crater Lake. The highlight for me was our first BEAR! Dan spotted it at Lassen, a little brown dot moving in the green of a valley kept warm by volcanic hot springs.… Continue reading Northern California: Lassen Volcanic, Giant Redwoods, and More