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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lassen VOLCANIC National Park - California

I'm making plans to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park, located in Northern California.

The title of this National Park includes the term, VOLCANIC in its title, which is rather interesting, don't ya think? The place is located in the Sierra Mountains, so some of the park gets closed in the winter. I've tried visiting this place in the past, not thinking of the possibility it might be closed, but it was. So this time, I'm going to make sure the roads are open before I go.

The park is filled with diversity. There are high snow capped mountains, along with barren landscapes that burp up hot mud and fart out those powerful sulfur smells. There are also places of extreme beauty, kind of like being in a water color of pastels. To me this says it is going to be rather homey.

Diverse landscapes...

painted dunes... 
Painted Dunes Lassen National Park
different shapes and terrains...
Cinder Cone in Lassen National Park
and even some god-awful smells
Sulfur Works Lassen National Park
My plan is to hike and visit some of these places of wonder, such as a hike to Devils Kitchen and then off to hike Bumpus Hell. Those names alone are enough to say, "let go see what's out there, shall we?"