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  • Crater Lake the Deepest (and Bluest, too?)

    Did you know that this brilliant dark blue lake is the deepest lake in the United States? Crater Lake ranks 9th on the list of deepest lakes in the world. Did you know that this lake was once a fiery mountain?
  • A walk through Thurston lava tube

    Ever heard of a Lava Tube? This post will tell you what a Lava Tube is and will take you on a tour of the Thurston Lava Tube on Hawaii's Big Island.
  • Mount St. Helens, WA

    St. Helens: Following the lava path back up to the volcano

    Volcanoes National Park and Lassen Volcanic National Park had been added to the been-there-done-that list but somehow that fascination for volcanoes just refused to die. One time when we had some time on hand while we were returning from Seattle and so I suggested we go have a look at...
  • The road to Mount Rainier

    It was late-May and we were in the SeaTac area. With Winter behind us and a good part of Spring too, it seemed like a fairly good time to squeeze in a drive to Mt. Rainier. So we drove South for a bit and left I-5S to drive into...
  • Our World | Mt. Hood

    You don’t have to go all the way to ‘Mt. Hood’ to see Mt. Hood. It is tall, imposing and unmissable. With its clear cut form and its elevation, this mountain is visible from most of Portland, Oregon and it’s surroundings. Standing at 11, 249 ft, Mt. Hood is...
  • Our World: Mt. Shasta

    Mt. Shasta is one of the taller volcanoes of the Cascade Range. This active volcano lies in Siskiyou County in Northern California is visible from Interstate 5 if you are on the way to Oregon (or if you are driving down from there). If you are on your way...