In July of 2000, I had to take a business
trip out to Redding, California to investigate failures of some of our
oxygen systems. The investigation was very short, but the point of
the trip was more to reassure the customer.
On the plus side, much of northern
California is amazingly beautiful. I flew into Sacramento, and
drove up to Redding. One evening, I drove out to
National Park, where I got to see hot springs, beautiful scenery,
deer and foxes. After a brief second visit to the customer, I then
headed north to beautiful
and then kept going towards Oregon and
These sites represent the southern end
of the volcanic Cascades mountain range - better known for Mt. St.
Helens and Mt. Ranier. And while most of you may not be geology
geeks like me, you'll probably agree that these volcanic sites make for
some spectacular scenery and some interesting history and folklore.
Hope you like the pics.
Sorry, some of these are from the early days of digital cameras -
quality ain't so hot...
(click on any thumbnail image to go to
that photo page)
Mt. Shasta Photo Gallery - Great views
by people with more skill, equipment and time than I had:
Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce:
National Park Service - Crater Lake
National Park Service - Lassen Volcanic
Geology of the Cascades - USGS Cascades