jeff's lostworld presents

Lassen Volcanic National Park
May 27, 2001

Lassen Volcanic Nat'l Park is about a 3.5 hour drive from San Francisco. Once there, you'll find green valleys, towering mountains, waterfalls, hot springs and vents, and more. The highlight is the 10,500 ft Mt. Lassen, which I believe is the only active volcano in California (it's last big eruption was in 1915).

Myself and two friends took the grueling 5 mile roundtrip trail up to the top of the mountain. The narrow trail gains 2,500 feet and isn't for the faint of heart. Once at the top you'll be rewarded with some great views, not to mention the satisfaction of making it to the top.

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The start of the trail - you can see people going up towards the right of the photo. Lake Helen (towards the back) is still frozen.
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A forest fire burns in the distance. We saw the tanker planes flying towards it. Looking towards the northeastern summit of the mountain. This is as far as I went.
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Artsy black & white shot. Snow and plenty of it on the way down. Smelly sulphur vents.

All photos are ©2001 Jeff Keller and may not be reused without permission.


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