Golden Dome Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Golden Dome Cave is a great lava tube in Lava Beds National Monument if you are feeling adventurous and want to do some more legit caving. This cave has a less defined trail and some areas which require you to bend over to get through, so it feels more intense than many of the other […]

Mushpot Cave: Lava Beds National Monument Beginner Cave

Mushpot Cave is the perfect place to start in Lava Beds National Monument. It is an introductory cave which has interpretive signs and is lit, so you don’t need a flashlight. While it’s not as impressive as the others, it is a good way to get excited about the area. Details 770 feet Paved path […]

Schonchin Butte Fire Lookout in Lava Beds National Monument

Schonchin Butte is one of the best ways to get a birds eye view of Lava Beds National Monument. While most trails go underground in the park, this trail goes straight up to the top of Schonchin Butte and to the fire lookout that sits on the lava rock at the top. Here is all […]

Skull Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Skull Cave is easily the most popular lava tube in Lava Beds National Monument and for good reason, it is awe inspiring. When you walk to the edge and see the massive mouth of the cave opening in front of you, you will not soon forget it. The unusual thing about the cave is that […]

Black Bear Diner: Breakfast at the Base of Shasta

Even though I have a lack of experience traveling in Northern California, many people I know have spent a good deal of time up in that region. I have always heard about how great it is to visit the Black Bear Diner right at the base of Mt Shasta for a good meal, so when […]

McCloud Falls: Visiting all Three Tiers of the Waterfall off Highway 89

After visiting McAurther-Burney Falls, we decided to head up Highway 89 and see the McCloud Waterfalls before stopping at the Black Bear Diner for lunch in Mt Shasta. McCloud Falls was a waterfall that I had seen pictures of but had a hard time getting any real information online about it or how to get […]

Weed, California: 3,000 People and a Gift Shop

About an hour south of the Oregon border and an hour north of Redding is the small town of 3,000 people known as Weed, CA. If you didn’t realize it, the name also has other connotations that lead to it being a popular place for college students to come for an updated Facebook profile picture. The […]