I was sitting outside the RV at 7am when a black and white sheep dog came out of the woods and dropped a pine cone at my feet. I couldn't resist so I threw it for him, this went on for a while before I found myself explaining to the dog that I need to go for a shower, but he took some persuading. After a couple more throws I went inside and got my towel and wash gear and finished my coffee ready to go to the shower block. Yep, he was still waiting outside by the RV so I threw the cone a couple more times and went to shower. He followed and when I came out the shower block he was laying patiently by the door, we had hit it off. He followed me back and sat by the table while I studied the plans for today and then it was time to say goodbye. First up was a short trip around the corner to Burney Falls where we park up and start following the river towards the Falls.
You start by hearing them and then you start to get little glimpses of them and finally you get to see them from a vantage point and then you can walk down the trail to near the bottom of them, where they look quite magnificent. It's another lovely sunny morning but the drop in temperature as we neared the bottom was significant, helped by the shadows of the trees and misty spray from the falls. Rainbows formed in the pool at the bottom as the sun broke through the tree tops. They are not the biggest of waterfalls but always get mentioned when talking of the prettiest waterfalls in the US. You have the two main cascades and then water along the cliff edge seeping through the rock.
We walked the complete loop which was very pleasant. We had a few options near trails end so we decided to head for the footbridge and not Canada or Mexico.
We had quite a few miles ahead of us today so it was time to get on the road, but first we had to do something to quench Louise's thirst ! [There was no ice cream Keith] ;-)
Our destination tonight is Mazama campground at Crater Lake, so we are looking at a couple of hundred miles still ahead of us. Not far up the road we get our first of many views of Mt Shasta before stopping in the lovely town of McCloud.
To be continued..............