Here's a picture of Shasta Lake, panoramic for your viewing pleasure (this one worked much better than the bridge one). True story, we just took some random road that I'm pretty sure is one step away from being closed to get to this point. But was well worth it.
Next, we saw a sign for Shasta Dam and decided to take a look. And here's the cool thing: It was pretty awesome. It's apparently the world's second tallest dam (outside of Hoover Dam....That's What He Said). It was really quite a site, assuming you stay away from the rattlesnakes. One thing that they didn't have in Illinois.
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