A short drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park is the Subway Cave, in Lassen National Forest. Subway Cave is actually a lava tube, formed about 20,000 years ago. It’s also a great place to cool off and explore.
On my way to the National Parks to the north, I decided to take the scenic route around Lake Tahoe.
I raced out to Mono Lake after work to set up to try to capture the Camelopardalid meteor shower. While the meteor shower didn’t quite live up to the more optimistic projections, I was treated to a lovely sunrise, and as I headed north, I saw a hot air balloon practicing in a nearby field.
I spent the better part of a day driving through Petrified Forest National Park. It so much more than some tree fossils! Blue Mesa, Painted Desert, pueblos, petroglyphs… it is a gem of our National Park system.
I passed through the lovely Tonto National Forest on the way to Petrified Forest National Park
Sought some guidance from the wild energies of Sedona, Arizona
I arrived after they closed the gates, so I only got to see Tuzigoot National Monument from a distance
Although I didn’t find any of the pueblos in Agua Fria National Monument, it was still a great trip down some primitive roads.
My recent trip to Bodie Ghost Town for a night shoot gave me a chance to briefly visit the ever-lovely Mono Lake.