Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 8: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Saturday, September 11, 2010: We got up early in the morning and drove to Lassen Volcanic National Park. We parked at the north visitor center and hiked around Manzanita Lake.

Next, we drove further into the park and hiked around Summit Lake and then hiked to Terrace Lake and Shadow Lake.  

The water at Shadow Lake really was this blue:

Next, we drove to the Bumpass Hell trial head and hiked in to see this geothermic area named after a man who laid claim to the area in the 1800s. Mr. Bumpass lost his leg when the crust he stepped on broke and his leg was burned in the boiling sulphuric water underneath. We were sure to stay on the designated path.


We stopped at the boiling and bubbling Sulphur Works before heading to the walk-in campground a the Southwest Visitor Center, where we parked and camped for the night ($14/night).

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