Labor Day Weekend Ride, August 2014

Labor day weekend- the final 3 day weekend of summer (boooo) and so i needed to get out and explore while there were good options available. Havent really seen too much of Northern Northern California so marked Lava Beds National Monument as a destination and planned on making the rest up as I went along. Day 1 after work was Chico, then day 2 was on to Lava Beds NM, then Day 3 was over to Mt Shasta and then Day 4 was home. Super fun. Great part of the world up there. Lava Beds is awesome. Lots of neat caves to explore (i only checked one out but want to go back), and great camping. The park doesnt get a lot of traffic and is super mellow. Great spot. Otherwise that part of California is mostly agriculture and lot of farm folks driving around in big farm trucks. West of Lava Beds heading towards Mt Shasta there is a lot of great dirt roads to explore. Plenty of time could be spent there on a dirt bike/dual sport!

Mt Shasta is incredible. Theres a parking lot at 8000 feet where i made oatmeal and coffee for breakfast. Still morning with great views of the peak. Lots of wild fire smoke around for sure.

Great trip all in all. Picts all taken with either Fujifilm E-X2 or iphone. Total trip was around 1018 miles.


Posted on September 4, 2014, in KLR and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey Ryan,
    Wonderful pics and KLR trip, as always! 🙂
    Going to have to follow in your tire-tracks … Lava Beds and Lassen …
    see you around the campfire,
    — John A

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