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7/16/2017 Devil Lake, near Bly, OR - Water color of lake is little darker than the gracier water color, a means not clear water. I don’t have time to find the name of lake, what’s reason to get this name. No one was there when I got there. Some trees but not much.
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7/16/17 Paradice Creek Petro, near Bly, OR (2.2 miles) - The Creek is all dried up. I found a very nice petro panel that contained least 40 traget marks. I was hoping to find some more panels, but not. The location I got it from the local person.
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7/16/2017 Sprague River Park, near Bly, OR - This picnic area by the Sprage River has petroglyphs that just like the target mark and people are shooting the target that was sad to see.
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7/15/2017 Furn Cave Tour, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - Only 6 people every Saturday during summer season, only sign up from the Internet. There are many furns below the cave opening. There many pictographs inside the both side of the wall. Unfortunately taking photo is not allowed. Second row of photos are from the Internet.
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7/15/17 Gillem Bluff Trail, Lava Bed National Monument, CA (2 miles) - At the TH, There ia MODOC Wac Casualties cemetary, and name of the list is posted. The trail is goes up to the atop of the cliff, the view from it is wide wonderful view.
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7/15/2017 Black Crater, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - Reliatively smaller size crater. All black lava but the lichens are growing on the lave that made different colors looking and not just plain black. It was short hike to get there from the parking area.
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7/15/17 Fleener Chimneys, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - There are three chimneys that located on the fault. Its very clear because there are hand-hold poles to protect it. Seems to veltical hole called chimney and holizontial hole called cave in this National Monument.
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7/14/2017 Three Sister Trail, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - I started hiking from the campground just passed noon, I was planning to hike up to the Three Sister Buttes. It was hot and no shade on the trail, I was closed to heat exosion. I should to start from the Skull Cave side to go to the buttes.
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7/14/2017 Mushpot Cave, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - Inside this cave is all lights up and all paved, wheelchair access? I am not sure because steep stairs to get in/out this cave. Without flashlight, this cave has no problem to go through till end of the cave.
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7/14/2017 Indian Well Cave, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - I just experimented this cave without flashlight. A large opening cave and relatively easy to go inside the cave, suppose to long cave, but I didn’t go too far.
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7/13/2017 Shoopy Ridge Lookout, Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, CA (0.5 mile) - The rock house is sticking up on the atop of the cliff. I dicided to hike up, the trail is well maintained and no problem to get there. The view from there is breathtaking.
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7/13/2017 Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, CA - Grasses are glowing everywhere, all I can see is grasses, maybe wetland under neath that I don’t know. Drive few miles to see the water/lake, but unsuccess. Therea are many birds but I don’t know the names.
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7/12/2017 Mammoth Crater, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - Large size crater, the rim trail is 2 miles total, but no trail for to get to the bottom of the crater. At the bottom of the Cater, all we can see it crambled rocks in it.
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7/12/2017 It is actually the lava flow but all rocks are unlike regular lave rocks, its shiny and called glass flow. It was short distance from the A.H.Hogue campground.
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7/12/2017 Medicine Lake, CA - This lake is a Volucano lake and had been active for 500,000 years. Current water level 75 years high that a local said. Seems to this area is popular because there are four campgrounds by the lake.
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7/11/2017 Boles Creek Petro, CA - I have hiked twice from lower side and middle side to see the petroglyphs. There are petroglyphs but not many, average is one petro per one mile hike, if I have hike from upper side, I am sure I found some more. The water is not running in th ecreek, but place to place just like small lakes.
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7/10/2017 Blue Lake, CA - This lake is more like hiding treasure, located in the deep mountain range and surrounding by mountains and trees. It’s a nice size lake. I saw a few boats mainly fishing.
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7/9/2017 Clear Lake, MODOC National Forest, CA - It was the same hiking trail with Mill Creek Falls, and not far distance from the campground. At the lake, there is no good place to set and enjoy the lake. Its surrounding by lot of trees and lake is long.
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7/9/2017 Mill Creek Falls, MODOC National Forest, CA - It is the exactly the same name to I have hiked on 7/1/17. It was very short hike from the near by campground. At the view point, there is no place to take my photos because steep slope.
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7/8/2017 Eagleville Hot Springs, CA - It is located just below the highway CA #1. The hot springs that open for the public is very small in large area. Can you imagine that I am in the hot springs with outside temperature is 98°F and hot springs water temperature is 110°F.
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7/6/2017 Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, CA - There are small buildings to get in to see the wildlife, I only saw few ducks, but there are suppose to many more birds in the lake for all year around. This area is very calm and peaceful.
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7/5/2017 Tule Lake Segretation Center, CA - This is one of the largest Japanese Camp during WWII. This place captured nearly 20,000 Japanese and Japanese American during WWII from 1943 to 1946. Currently nothing left at the site, but the Tulelake museum kept some.
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7/5/2017 Peninsula Petroglyphs, Tule Lake, CA - I accidentally found this place that couple miles north from the Petroglyphs Point. There are many petroglyphs but I am not sure how old those are. It is not protected, so that people can add some more, I guess that happed.
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7/5/2017 Petroglyphs Point, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - It was island and currently dried land, but evidence is still there. This place has a tons of petroglyphs, estimated about 40% is already faded out, but still there are many petroglyphs left. The panel is about 2-300 ft long and wire fenced out, good news is we can take photo between wires.
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7/5/2017 Tule Lake, CA - It is amazing to me that this lake was 1/4 of original size and drained 3/4 of lake water that redirected to the Clear Lake to made the human livable space. The town of Tulelake, no space, is not existed before 1930.
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7/4/2017 Catacombs Cave, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - The paved path is go through one lava field and cave is locate next lava field. The cave is 6,903ft long but I did only the entrance area. I wonder what we can find the end of the cave?
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7/4/2017 Garden Bridges, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - It is by the Hopkins Chocolate Cave that 1,405 ft long. I just step down the main staircase and enjoyed the bridges, those bridges are not far each others.
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7/4/2017 Schonchin Butte, Lava Bed National Monument, CA (1.6 miles) - There is a Fire Lookout station atop of the butt, elevation 5,302ft, which built by CCC, during great depression. We can walk arount the building, the view is just gorgeous, Mt. Shasta is all white.
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7/3/2017 Skull Cave, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - This is a large cave and classified an easy hike by the park. Walk inside cave is easy, but there were many people inside the cave.
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7/3/2015 Simbol Bridge, Lava Bed National Monument, CA - There are many pictographs at the both side of the entrance of the cave. The pictographs are much clear look and can tell exact figures.
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7/3/2017 Big Painted Cave, Lava Bed National Monument, CA (1.4 miles) - There are few pictographs in the cave but not easy to detect, close look to find it. All those pictographs are fainted out, can’t tell the exact figures what look like.
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7/2/2017 Fort Crook Museum, Fall River Mills, CA - The fort was established 1875 to protect from native Indian attach. In this site, there are a dozen buildings, some of are moved from original site, some of are built replica here. Inside the main museum has many Indian items displayed.
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7/1/2017 Mill Creek Falls, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA - Still lot of snow on the road and road was closed to go through south to north. A means not many places to go in this NP when load is closed. This waterfall trail is 1.8 miles one way, I saw 145 people, too many people on the trail.
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7/1/2017 Lake Almanor, CA - It is a large lake, can’t see the one end to other end. There are not many sand beaches in this lake, but other water activities and fishing are popular.
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7/1/2017 Feather River Hot Springs, Twain, CA - It is privately owned and located by the Feather River. There is one small soaking pool, maybe fit 4 people are maximum, size is about 4x6, $5/2h soak.
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6/30/2017 Bucks Lake, CA - It is located higher side of the mountain range. I was planning to go to hike for 7,000ft mountain but locals told me to not, because still too much snow on the mountains, and someone was lost just last week.
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6/29/2017 Furn Falls, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA (0.6 mile) - Very short hike to see some waterfalls, there are some more down there but I couldn’t find the trail to go to. Even not entire falls, there are many beautiful waterfalls to see.
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6/29/2017 Lakes Basin, CA - Big Bear Lake, Little Bear Lake, Silver Lake, Round Lake, Cub Lake, Long Lake and no name lake that I thought a good deal to see all those lakes in one hike. Snow is melting heavily but still a lot of on the mountain slopes that snow made more beautiful view.
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6/29/2017 Lakes Basin Petro, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA - It is located near the Lakes Basin Campground and road side. All petroglyphs figures are faded out, bearly can see something that not exact figures. However information signs have complete list of petroglyphs figures.
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6/28/2017 Gold Lake, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA - This is the largest lake in the Lake Basin Recreational Area, and located elevation of 6,407 ft. I didn’t see any sand beaches in this lake. Saw some snow patches on the mountains other side of the lake.
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6/28/2017 Red Fir Natural Trail, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA - There are many dead down trees in this area. The loop trail is short and saw many small information signs, nice place to hike around.
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6/28/2017 Mills Peak, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA (6.4 miles) - Atop of the peak, there is a fire tower, we can walk around the tower. The view is breathtaking from the tower, long distance and wide area view.
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6/27/2017 Frazier Falls, CA - The trail to go to the falls from the parking lot is all paved, which is handycap access. The falls are 176ft height at 6,000 ft elevation. It is beautiful waterfalls. I’ve been to the view point and atop of the waterfalls.
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6/27/2017 Sierra Hot Springs, Sirraville, CA - There are three soaking areas, Temple Dome 105-110°F, Phoenix Baths between 85-90°F, Meditation Pool between 98-100°F. $20/3hr, clothing is optional.
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6/27/2017 Mores Station, Kyburz Flat, CA - It is by the Henness Pass Rd. During CA goldrush, wagons to move people and fright over the Sierra, The Mores Station provided meal and place to sleep during 1850-1869. When railroad was completed this place became history.
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6/27/2017 Kyburz Flat Petro, CA - Petroglyphs on this area is many small rounded pits, cupulus, not pictures on the rock. I also saw the moteros that to grind the seed.
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6/26/2017 Cascade Falls, Lake Tahoe, CA (2 miles) - Trail goes to upper area of the Cascade Falls, during hiking can see the Cascade Lake below. The trail is maintained trail but rocky. Just school was out for the summer and many people on the trail.
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6/25/2017 Carson River, Gardonerville, NV - River rafting from town of Markleeville to Gardoneville on Cason River is very popular, which is 22 miles with one, two or more days to enjoy unspoiled scene and hot springs along the way.
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6/24/2017 Topaz Lake, NV - Water level of the lake is pretty high, many people enjoy the water activities. The lake is surrounding by many hills and mountains.
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6/24/2017 Burt Canyon Trail, CA - Melting snow that the problem all around Sierra Nevada Mountains Range, and no exception here too, overflow from the river made wetland around the creek. It was nice view of snow on the top of the mountains.
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6/23/2017 Emma Lake, CA (8.6 miles) - I don’t want to hike on the snow, but two guys encouraged me to hike up to the Emma Lake, and I did it. The lake view was wonderful with some snow on the background. Hiked on the packed snow was not fun but worth it.
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6/21/2015 Bridgeport Museum, CA - The town of Bridgeport is located in the meadow, and most meadow is a wetland, which means can not built houses. The wide open area is surronding the town. The museum is the old school house built in 1880.
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6/20/2017 Convict Lake, CA - It is not far from the highway #395, only couple miles drive on the paved road. It has very nice lake view by beautiful mountains behind it. There are many fishermen.
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6/19/2017 Rosseta Stone, CA - It is located tricky place that behind the bushes and not visible from the trail. Find the cave first, there are human trail to it, then follow 10 more feet to the destination. Just one stone has concentration of the petros. Special Thanks to Mike Birkhimer for the information.
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6/19/2017 Volcanic Tableland Petro, CA - I though it is located lager bluff side, but not, it located front of smaller bluff. I guess not many visitors because there were many weeds growing. Special Thanks to Mike Birkhimer for the information.
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6/19/2017 Casa Diablo Petro, Volcanic Tableland, CA - It is located not far from the Casa Diablo Road. One smaller size boulder has very good petro on. Behind boulder has some petro at lower and upper side. Special Thanks to Mike Birkhimer for the information.
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6/18/2017 Mustang Mesa Valley Petro, CA (1.2 miles) - North face of one boulder has petro. Someone traced petro with red pigment but didn’t all. I was hiking 108°F temperature, it was too hot.
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