Traveling down the west side of Nevada, we stopped in Tonopah at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. It’s located on the site of the original strike which refreshed interest in Nevada as a state.
Lassen Volcanic National Park. In May of 1914 Lassen Peak produced the most recent eruption in the mainland United States (until Mount St. Helens.in 1980). A local photographer was nearby and captured pictures of the eruption. This is a rare area where all four types of volcanos exist in close proximity.
Crater Lake National Park. The lake formed in the caldera of a collapsed volcano (Mount Mazama), it is very blue and clear. The deepest and highest lake in the United States. (1949 feet deep, 6178 feet elevation at the surface.) There are no inlets or outlets; it is fed by rain and snow and loses water to evaporation and seepage through the volcano walls.
The Seattle Museum of Flight is located adjacent to Boeing Field and several Boeing plants. In incorporates the original Boeing building, The Red Barn. This huge facility displays many airplanes from a Wright Brothers reproduction to the most modern planes.
The last time we visited Olympic National Park the clouds were so low we did not see much, Mount Olympus. Although we did see some wildlife last time but not this.
Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies (also known as the Wild Horse Monument) commemorates in sculpture the area wild horses. We stopped at a scenic view point along the Columbia River to photograph the sculpture with my anemic 300mm telephoto lens.
The Wallace Depot Museum was suggested by Roadtrippers.com. We got a guided tour of this interesting little museum. We hung around Wallace for lunch and a quick stop at another museum.
Sometimes a small town has a big museum; sometimes it has a huge museum with 24 historic buildings over 35 acres. Such is the Big Horn County Historical Museum in Hardin, Montana, 15 miles from the site of the Battle…
Another small town museum, this one in Kaycee, Wyoming: Hoofprints of the Past Museum. The Hole in the Wall gang hung out nearby along with quite a few other outlaws. And we learned about the Johnson County War.
Douglas, Wyoming is known for two exciting things: its railroad museum and the world’s largest jackalope. (City tag line: “We know Jack.”)