Shortly after we left our hotel in Klamath Falls OR, we crossed over the State Line into California.
Smoky the Bear tells us that the Fire Danger is Very High…
That is kind of obvious when you see the surrounding yellow dried out landscape.
We saw a couple of deer as we were heading into the park.
Today we are going to visit the Lava Beds National Monument.
At Devils Homestead, I took this panoramic shot of the lava rocks that stretched almost to the horizon.
Stopped at the Visitors Center and bought some postcards, but they did not have any hat pins. I will have to search for one online so that I can pin it on our map on the wall back home.
There are 25 different lava tube caves that you can explore in this park, but Karen and I are too chicken to explore them on our own, they are dark, damp, full of bats, bugs and other creepy things. If you are into caving, this would be the spot for you to visit. We will just enjoy the above ground scenery in this park.
Shortly after leaving the park, we spotted two deer grazing in a field by the road.
We headed for our hotel in Redding California. In Redding there is a famous bridge… The Sundial Bridge.
Billed as the “Worlds Largest Sundial”. It is big and between 10 am and 2pm, you can see the shadow of the arm on the sundial marking the time. The shadow moves 1 foot per minute so you can actually watch the movement as the earth rotates on its axis. Before 10am and after 2pm, the shadow moves off the plaza and is lost in the trees and water.
The arm of the sundial is 217 feet tall. I had to stitch 4 photos together to get this one shot of the complete arm.
To see all of the photos from today, you can see them by clicking on this link to my FLICKR site.