Location: San Jose

Day 1 - 27 Sep 2020

Almaden Valley

San Jose, Almaden Valley

Content: All packed for first covid era roadtrip. kids and all super excited. can’t wait to goooo.

Location: Dublin

Day 1 - 27 Sep 2020

Positano Hills Park

Dublin, Positano Hills Park

Content: We made a quick stop in Dublin to pickup food for 3-4 days - as we weren’t sure abt Covid situation.

Location: Chester

Day 1 - 27 Sep 2020

Airbnb

Chester, Airbnb
Chester, Airbnb

Content: Settled into our Airbnb home. Plan was to relax today; before we start activities for next few days.

West Lake Almanor

Chester, West Lake Almanor
Chester, West Lake Almanor
Chester, West Lake Almanor

Content: Arrived to Lake Almanor neighborhood. Took us abt 4 hours of driving time; no traffic..

Lake Almanor

Chester, Lake Almanor

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Location: Mineral

Day 2 - 28 Sep 2020

Kohm Yah-Mah-Nee Visitor Center

Mineral, Kohm Yah-Mah-Nee Visitor Center
Mineral, Kohm Yah-Mah-Nee Visitor Center

Content: Started Lassen journey at visitors center; where we got park info and kids got junior ranger booklet to follow. kids would earn rangers badge; once they complete and return on the way back. Fun activity for kids..

Sulphur Works

Mineral, Sulphur Works
Mineral, Sulphur Works
Mineral, Sulphur Works
Mineral, Sulphur Works
Mineral, Sulphur Works

Content: Live sulfur mudpots were bubbling with vapors. we hung out for 35-40 mins around the area to learn more. easy to find parking. highly recommend to visit.

Emerald Lake

Mineral, Emerald Lake
Mineral, Emerald Lake

Content: Quick glimpse of Emerald lake; on the way to bumpass hell hike. we didn’t stop by.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mineral, Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Bumpass Hell

Mineral, Bumpass Hell
Mineral, Bumpass Hell
Mineral, Bumpass Hell
Mineral, Bumpass Hell
Mineral, Bumpass Hell
Mineral, Bumpass Hell

Content: Best hike trail to do with kids of age 5-6. it’s 3 miles easy trail round trip; took us 2 hours. especially the active sulfur springs view at the end is spectacular. kids and we were in awe!

Lake Helen

Mineral, Lake Helen
Mineral, Lake Helen
Mineral, Lake Helen
Mineral, Lake Helen

Content: After bumpass hell hike, we had lunch at Lake Helen - pretty much private to us.. Lake Helen is right next to bumpass hell trail. kids played in crystal clean water and rested. it’s got parking area, picnic benchs and restrooms.

Location: Shingletown

Day 2 - 28 Sep 2020

Devastated Area

Shingletown, Devastated Area
Shingletown, Devastated Area

Content: We drove pass the devastated area; kids were tired to do the 30 mins hike. we saw the devastation both sides of road.

Location: Chester

Day 2 - 28 Sep 2020

Airbnb

Chester, Airbnb

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Location: Westwood

Day 3 - 29 Sep 2020

Knotty Pine Marina

Westwood, Knotty Pine Marina
Westwood, Knotty Pine Marina
Westwood, Knotty Pine Marina
Westwood, Knotty Pine Marina
Westwood, Knotty Pine Marina
Westwood, Knotty Pine Marina

Content: Knotty Pines Marina Entrance

Location: Lake Almanor

Day 3 - 29 Sep 2020

Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor, Lake Almanor
Lake Almanor, Lake Almanor

Content: Rented single and double kayaks from pine grove resort and spent few hours in lake. awesome experience!!

Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor, Lake Almanor
Lake Almanor, Lake Almanor
Lake Almanor, Lake Almanor

Content: Sanika having best times kayaking

Location: Chester

Day 3 - 29 Sep 2020

Airbnb

Chester, Airbnb

Content: after kayaking, we came back to the cabin and ate a proper lunch. Kayaking was pretty tiring so we just relaxed for the rest of the day and watched a movie from the selection of DVDs provided by the house.

Location: Chester

Day 4 - 30 Sep 2020

Lake Almanor

Chester, Lake Almanor
Chester, Lake Almanor

Content: We had a nice breakfast and then got ready to go down to the lake for a photo shoot. It was quite chilly in the morning so bring a jacket! The scenery was so beautiful for taking pictures so we ended up spending an hour doing that. After returning back to the cabin, we started to pack up our things and the kitchen and got ready to leave.

Location: Vacaville

Day 4 - 30 Sep 2020

Starbucks

Vacaville, Starbucks

Content: On our way back, the Vacaville premium outlets was the perfect place to stop for a break! There were tons of restaurants and stores and we ended up getting a few drinks and snacks from Starbucks. Also, we got gas and refill our cooler with ice at the gas station nearby.

Location: San Jose

Day 4 - 30 Sep 2020

Noodles and Company

San Jose, Noodles and Company

Content: Picked up yum dinner from noodle & company for a perfect roadtrip end!

Almaden

San Jose, Almaden

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