Family Flashbacks (7): Lingering in Lassen

After a nice breakfast of biscuits and gravy in Fallon, Nevada, we drove our last stretch of Highway 50 and crossed the border into California. Our goal was Redding and we had no specific points of interest in mind, but trusted again to see what might be available through luck and happenstance. And so, when we saw signs for the Lassen National Forest, not too far from our planned route, we made the detour and were rewarded with a lovely drive. There had obviously been a fairly-recent fire, but regeneration was well underway. We followed the access road as far as we could, but found that it was closed for maintenance about halfway in and had to retrace our path, but the turnaround at the end of the available road provided me with some very nice views of the nearby snowy peaks.

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11 Responses to Family Flashbacks (7): Lingering in Lassen

  1. Happenstance stood you in good stead. Those dark clouds enhance the landscape in your first picture, and you made nice abstractions of the lacy lichen on the ground and the tree bark. I’ve been to neither Lassen the national park nor Lassen the national forest, but of course would like to go there.

    • krikitarts says:

      I’d really like to go back when the rest of the road is open and the burned areas have had time to recover more fully. We may get another chance when/if Squiddy is again invited to participate in deep-ocean exploration by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institite.

  2. Nice to take a ride from the comfort of ones own home……. and no kids in the back seat asking “are we there yet?”…… :-)

  3. bluebrightly says:

    Oh, I do lovelovelove this, Gary. :-)

  4. Meanderer says:

    The snowy peaks are just fab, and I really like the pretty green lichen.

    • krikitarts says:

      The misty clouds were closing in fast, and I was very lucky to get this shot. A quarter of a minute later it was completely enshrouded. And yes, there were lichens aplenty, I was delighted to find.

  5. Adrian Lewis says:

    Love the thought of biscuits and gravy for breakfast – getting into FATman mode there! Beautiful, richly coloured pictures too. :)

    • krikitarts says:

      Would you like my favorite recipe for biscuits and gravy? (Warning, it’s just a bit rich.) You could gobble some as you graze your favorite rich pictures.

      • Adrian Lewis says:

        Yes I would!!! >>> my wife is suitably appalled so that makes this even better – what was that word from the Rocky Horror Picture Show … I am filled with antici-PATION!!! :) :) :)

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