AN UNDERVALUED PARK
More people should see Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.
Several times during our stay, we would hear people say it is the most under visited
North of Chico and east of Red Bluff and and Redding it is a spectacularly beautiful
park in the midst of gorgeous country and history.
The area was a place of healing and strength for the Atsugewi, Maidu, Yana and Yahi tribes. Fur trappers entered the area in 1820.
The first settlers to establish homes and settlements came around 1850.
The plugged dome volcano erupted in 1915 through 1916 and changed the landscape.
It is on the southern end of the Cascade Range, the same range of Mt. St. Helens.
There are 150 Miles of park trails including 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.
The altitude ranges between 5,000 and 8,000 plus feet and some trails include significant elevation changes.
Aside from the sheer beauty, there is extraordinary volcanic activity. I'm going to devote space to exploring aspects of this magnificent national park and its environs.
Today's post is a collection of scenes from our drive around the mountain. Here you'll
see the Volcano from several angles and vistas. Enjoy
THE MANY FACES OF MT. LASSEN
I think this shot captures the grandeur of the Mountain in the midst of
of natural splendor and light.
More to come.
See you down the trail.