four years ago today [2012.10.10]
i slept under the stars at crater lake and then went for another drive around the park to explore in the morning. it was really amazing waking up at dawn and seeing the sun rise across the lake. it was so serene and beautiful. i drove all the way back out to the pinnacles overlook again, and then circled back around the lake before heading south toward ashland. on my way to the pinnacles, i found a nice spot with a small waterfall.. a lot of the national parks have many beautiful areas waiting to be discovered. many tourists might just go look at the main attractions, though there is often so much more to explore. one could easily get lost for days or weeks in a single park.
i made it to ashland in the afternoon and had a look at the pacific domes manufactured there. i was considering various options for living at the time.. i wanted to get my own land and have a home base between adventures. these domes came in a lot of different sizes and material though weren't as permanent as other geodesic domes. after seeing the factory and a dome that was used as a greenhouse, i went up the road to see a couple more at jackson wellsprings. while walking there, i felt an amazing energy from a girl who i saw sitting in the distance. i also felt a great energy standing at the doorway of one of the domes that was their goddess temple. part of me wanted to stay for a bit to explore or meet others, though i got back on the road so i could make it to california. i think this was one of the times when the divine was telling me to relax and be more spontaneous rather than stick to the exact plans i had.
i headed south and crossed the border to california. it was exciting to get there.. a year ago this day i got my camper and had made it to california in the first year of owning it. it was day 35 of life on the road and i finally had made it. crossing the border, i saw a large mountain in the background, mount shasta. it was a bit crazy.. it was nearly 50 miles from the border and appeared so big in the distance. i made it close to mount shasta at dusk and spent the night on the side of a dirt road near the interstate.