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Well, a few weeks after I bought the camper it was time for a trip. I compiled a list of what everyone on here forgot/said was mandatory and set out for about 2200 miles and 4 national parks. For the most part everything went great, besides when someone cut into my lane and took off my mirror 950 miles from home and didn't stop...

But on to the pics

Yosemite was amazing obviously, I've never seen anything like it in my life. It was still pretty busy, even after labor day.
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Lassen is pretty nice also, kinda like a small Yellowstone. Almost nobody there at all. Very relaxed and quiet, will be back again for sure.
Bumpass Hell
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Volcanic Beds is nice if you like tunnels. Being paranoid as I am, I could only drag myself into one of them, but it was great. 90* out in the sun, and it felt like a freezer down in there... There was ice in the bottom of it!
Looking down the main vent of an old splatter cone volcano
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Crater lake scared the hell outta me, Not usually scared of heights, but literally a minute or two before I got to my first stop someones car went over the edge, no people were in it, it went down the hill and over the edge! Dog survived! The lady was still there screaming and crying when I got there
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012914800_dogcraterlake17m.html
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Dont put your faith in Google maps or you GPS, it will steer you into this for 20 miles..... No joke.... I swear the Belly bar was within an inch or two of dragging on the ground a few times
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Thanks for posting the photos, Glad to hear that you had a great time. You need to come back and visit Yosemite in the Spring, that is when all of the waterfalls are at their best - spring runoff. There are at least 10 waterfalls that are over 1,000 feet in height. Happy travels.

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Nice trip.


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It sounds like you had a nice trip. The pics make me want to pack up and hit the road! I was at Bumpass Hell in early June when it had 6 ft of snow and the road accross the top was still closed. In August I made it down to Crater Lake.
I think my next adventure is going to take me north and explore your state.

Thanks for sharing your trip...wade


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Dont put your faith in Google maps or you GPS, it will steer you into this for 20 miles.....


I wish I could teach my GPS to direct me to roads like tha. [emoticon]

Great trip report. Glad you had a great time without any major problems.


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Great trip, what awesome landscape . Thanks for sharing.


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Wow, spectacular photo series! Nice trip report.

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Would you enjoy as much, the same trip, pulling a 30 foot travel trailer?

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Great trip and photos. I agree about Lassen. A beautiful national park without the crowds. The thought of going over the edge at Crater Lake would be a little frightening. It was a long way to the water down a steep slope slope as I recall. I haven't made it to Yosemite yet but if I keep seeing photos like yours it'll move higher up my priority list [emoticon] That's a nice rig you have. I like the way the cabover doesn't stick way out past the truck cab. There's something to be said for those E-W beds.


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Atchafalaya_man wrote:

Would you enjoy as much, the same trip, pulling a 30 foot travel trailer?


I think it would be great trip whatever you take with you, tent or 50ft motorhome! It is cold at night though, As long as your furnace works you should be fine. My last night at Yosemite was about 37*F

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Great trip and photos. I agree about Lassen. A beautiful national park without the crowds. The thought of going over the edge at Crater Lake would be a little frightening. It was a long way to the water down a steep slope slope as I recall. I haven't made it to Yosemite yet but if I keep seeing photos like yours it'll move higher up my priority list [emoticon] That's a nice rig you have. I like the way the cabover doesn't stick way out past the truck cab. There's something to be said for those E-W beds.


Thanks, I figured the camper was big enough for me, and didn't need the extra space. Every thing lines up pretty good. Im not familiar with the acronym, E-W bed? According to the news article it was 1100ft fall! I knew it was high but thats crazy!

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It sounds like you had a nice trip. The pics make me want to pack up and hit the road! I was at Bumpass Hell in early June when it had 6 ft of snow and the road accross the top was still closed. In August I made it down to Crater Lake.
I think my next adventure is going to take me north and explore your state.

Thanks for sharing your trip...wade


I already want to head out again, but just used up all my vacation. Lassen is crazy, IIRC they say that the roads may not open till july because of how much snow they get.

WA is nice, but(maybe just because I live here) It doesn't have the amazing scenery like some of the other states out there. Next summer I am planning something along Yellowstone, or maybe Utah, Zion National park or something.

I got about 300 pics if you guys want more

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