Full Circle Road Trip: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Day 15. 1/26/2016. Starting Odometer: 145222. Final Odometer: 145547. Mileage: 325. Total Mileage 3303. I woke up early, and drove north, toward what would be my second-to-last National Park on this road trip. Lassen was barely open — having been buried in snow during the winter, and only one small parking lot and visitor center

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Full Circle Road Trip: Sequoia National Park

Day 13. 1/24/2016. Starting Odometer: 144806. Final Odometer: 144977. Mileage: 171. Total Mileage 2733. After leaving Pinnacles, I booked it across the San Joaquin valley to Sequoia National Park, the first of the Sierra Nevada’s triple crown of National Parks. Because of the sudden deadline with the trip, I had no time to enjoy any

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Full Circle Road Trip: Pinnacles National Park

Day 13. 1/24/2016. Starting Odometer: 144735. Final Odometer: 144806. Mileage: 71. Total Mileage 2562. California gave me a great big “Good Morning” with the most gorgeous sunrise illuminating grassy green farmlands. I had never been to this corner of California, and would never have believed there was so green a place in a state with

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