Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Monday, July 5, 2010

cheeky fellow~Mt. Lassen

So, yesterday afternoon we drove out to Mt. Lassen. Oh, wait. Let me back up. Yesterday morning hubby decided that since we were this far north, why not drive to Mt. Shasta? HUH? Now, remember, we've been in our car, driving HARD for 6 days already. And, HE wanted to drive to Redding, stay overnight, then drive to Medford, Oregon!!!??? EXCUSE ME? I just wanted to take a day yesterday and rest! So, off we went (of course...I have no say in these matters...) We pulled into Redding and it was HOT. Windy and hot. Might as well have stayed in Sacramento...So, that afternoon, we drove out to Mt. Lassen National Park. Neither one of us had been there and I got lots of good barn pics along the way (for my barn blog!). And, I DID learn some things about the mountain! It last erupted in 1915 and there were photos taken of the eruption. And, like Mt. St. Helens, it was a side blast. We drove right by the debris flow on the road and stopped to take photos. This cheeky little fellow let us know that he did NOT appreciate us stopping by HIS territory! Isn't he cute? You can immediately spot the newer growth of trees in this area and if you look around, you can see all the new growth (since 1915). On the back of the mountain are the tall, mature trees. We got back to our hotel and watched the fireworks of Redding from our hotel window! Today, we head up to Mt. Shasta. More adventures!


Gail said...

It is scary what power of destruction the earth can hold. Wonderful shots.

Kate said...

Cool pics! Appears you're having a swinging time on your road trip even if the hours in the car can be a bit tiring...