Lassen Volcanic – California

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Date of Visits: August 2011

How we got there: Drove from Napa Valley on our San Francisco to Seattle road trip. 3.5 hours.

Lodging: Lassen Mineral Lodge

Favorites:

  • Lassen Peak – 5-mile round trip hike to highest peak in the park.
  • Bumpass Hell – 2.6 mile round trip hike to an area of steaming pools, mudpots and other thermal features. Hiked across snow in August.

Tips: Don’t underestimate this highly underrated park, definitely worth more than a day.

Next time: Hike to Cinder Cone. Visit thermal features in Warner Valley area.

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