Where in the world am I? (#9)

It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for another “Where in the world am I?” photo challenge! Like in weeks past, I’ll give no clues up front, but will periodically tweet and post clues on my Facebook and Google+ pages to help you out. So, if you don’t already follow me on Twitter, click HERE.

One winner will be randomly selected from those who answer correctly and will be featured on my Facebook Fan Page, Twitter and Google+ Page with his/her name, blog, twitter, as well as a brief bio.

You’re not done yet! Be sure to check out Budget Travel Adventures where you can play along with more photo challenges too.

Here are the clues I’ve given so far:

1) The air temperature was roughly 100°F when I took this photo. 

2) Yes, that’s a volcano!

3) Before 1948, this body of water didn’t exist.

4) It is a very popular destination for house boating.

5) The lake’s elevation is 1051′ above sea-level; the volcano’s peak is 14,179′ above sea level.

The answer & winner for this week’s “Where in the world am I?”

Congratulations to Amanda Miller for knowing right away that this photo was taken at Lake Shasta in Northern California, not too far south of the Oregon border.  Lake Shasta (also known as Shasta Lake) is a man-made reservoir, created by the construction of Shasta Dam across the Sacramento River. It is hugely popular for house boating. In fact, that’s just what I was doing with seven of my friends a few years ago. In the background is Mount Shasta, a dormant volcano located at the southern edge of the Cascade mountain range. The last time it erupted was in 1786. It’s the second highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth highest in California.

Amanda owns the Amanda Miller Design Company, based in Seattle, Washington. Amanda and I went to school together from third grade up through graduation of high school. Tomorrow night is actually our school’s 20 year reunion and I’ll get to see her for the first time in a long time!  :)

 

 

Here was last week’s photo, correctly identified by Johnnie Bairos as The Most Serene Republic of San Marino. A tiny enclave perched high atop Mount Titano—completely landlocked in northeastern Italy—the microstate of San Marino prides itself on being the oldest sovereign republic in the world.

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