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Lassen Volcanic

Last weekend the weather in Lassen Volcanic National Park was perfect--warm in the sun, cool in the shade. But we were surprised by the amount of snow: they had just opened the road through the park the week before, and snow levels were still around 7500 feet on the trails. Which meant that we tried to hike up from the Devastated Area to Terrace Lake, only to get turned back by heavy snow at about 7400 feet on the north side of the ridge.






About here we decided that it might not be worth continuing. We lost the trail and the snow slopes were getting pretty steep up ahead.



We also hiked down Hat Creek through the Reading Fire area...which was sad and sobering....and to the Devil's Kitchen out of Drakebad, and up Manzanita Creek. Lots of great hikes in this park. We'll go back later this year for a backpacking trip in the eastern part.



Rangers were recommending crampons for anyone climbing Lassen Peak itself (10,400.)




Hat Creek Cascade



Still, this is an amazing park that gets very little traffic and attention. And nice to see all that snow feeding the streams and rivers!
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