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  • Big and beautiful Shasta Lake

    Shasta Lake This is Shasta Lake. Shasta lies in northern California and also dons the sash of the largest reservoir in the state. It lies in the Shasta – Trinity National Forest Area and is not far away from Mt. Shasta, a volcano of the Cascade Range. The first...
  • Patterson Pass

    The hills are alive again

    East of San Francisco Bay Area in California lies a mountain range known for its considerably low hills that are dry in the summer but turn green when winter rains call upon the area. This chain of hills called the Diablo Range is alive again thanks to the many...
  • 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...
  • Vistas from California’s ‘Devil Mountain’

    Several Springs ago, we had driven to the top of Mt. Hamilton and seen Santa Clara Valley from a height of 4,200 odd feet. Then last Fall, in what was like a follow-up trip, we drove up the same range, this time to the top of Hamilton’s little brother...
  • Snaking through several shades of green

    If you are travelling between the cities of Tracy and Livermore in California, chances are you will take I-580 to your destination. 580 takes you through the hills of the Diablo Range and shows you many of the windmills that dot the landscape.  Say you want more: like roads...
  • When the sun set on WA-14

    One day, I saw the sun setting on a highway (WA SR – 14). Washington 14 (WA-14) runs along that part of Columbia River that flows between the states of Oregon and Washington, in US’s Pacific Northwest. This east -west highway on the Columbia River Gorge makes for a...
  • Glimpses: Honnavar and the Sharavathi

    Honnavar lies in Uttara Kannada in the state of Karnataka (in S. India). It is here that the Sharavathi River meets the Arabian Sea. If you remember the post on Jog Falls, you might remember that it is the drop of the Sharavathi River that forms that waterfall that...
  • Road tripping along the Karnataka Coast

    Just before the curtains fell on 2014, we went on our last trip for the year, to make sure the year ended on a ‘high’ note ( read tipsy note). Still in ‘Discover Karnataka mode’ and in  road-trip mood, this time the plan was to drive along Karnataka’s coast....
  • Utah’s rocky deserts – II

    The Lights and Shades-of-Grey edition: As I went through my travel albums I found that I had more photographs from that morning’s (read post- Utah’s Rocky Deserts -I) Amtrak journey through Utah. It was interesting to see how light played on the rocks and bushes and created shadows as...
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