Surprisingly, even in July, roads are closed due to snow. We attempted to head up to Lava Beds National Monument in Northeastern California last week. Driving in from the south, one would have to pass by Medicine Lake. Unknown to us, the roads by medicine lake were closed due to snow, hence making the trip to Lava Beds National Monument a non-event. Fortunately, not all was lost. On Medicine Lake road, the paved part, we managed to run into an pseudo ice caved off the side of the road. It was nice to cool off in this cave!