Days 40 to 42 – Lava Beds National Monument, CA

May 31 to June 2

The entrance to Skull Cave is huge.

Lava Beds National Monument in northeastern California 

Lava Beds National Monument. The park has a signigicant number of Lava Tube Caves that you can visit. 

May 31

We went to the Park’s Visitor Center and picked up the Information and permission slips to visit the caves the next day. 

We found a campsite at the Park’s campground. The arrangement of spaces was really strange. 

Once we were set up, we walked through a couple of the closest and shortest caves.

On June 1st, we had a great day of hikes in the caves.

Jon checking out his light while in Golden Dome

My Garmin gps watch only recorded 10 miles,  but it most certainly doesn’t record the miles underground. 

Some cave entrances are easier than others

We hiked through quite a few of the lava tube caves that were open.

We even did Hercules Leg to Juniper as a through trip.  It involved a lot of crawling. 


More so for Jon Turner than for me. 

We came across this sign on a trail from our campground. 

Grilled sausages for dinner tonight. Great sunset.

Driving up to Oregon tomorrow. 



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