Lassen Volcanic National Park
September 14 - 19, 2019
(6 days, 5 nights; Sat - Thu)Alternate Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included between Reno and Lassen Park prior to and following tour.
Not Included: Airline Service to Reno-Tahoe Internatioal Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:00 am
“The guides were exceptional. They did so much ground work before so everyday was well organized. Map work with Jill was a hit!” Tom D.
On Memorial Day, 1914, after centuries of slumber, Lassen Peak, southernmost of the mighty Cascades volcanoes, awakened with a ferocity not unlike that replicated some 66 years later by its sister peak to the north-Mount Saint Helens. About a year later, after a period of sustained activity, Lassen blew its top, tossing 20-ton boulders about like pebbles, some of which landed in the distant streets of Reno to the east. Smaller eruptions continued for the next seven years leaving the landscape littered to this day with volcanic debris.
Though Lassen once again sleeps, the region remains as one of our youngest active volcanoes. Today, Lassen Peak, its extensive adjacent collection of geothermal features, its volcanic moonscape surrounded by lush coniferous forests and countless, glustening high country lakes, have found protection within the parameters of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The message of this park is clear- our planet is alive; its surface may be quiet, but it’s profound energy bubbles within. Lassen’s numerous fumaroles and mud pots offer convincing evidence of this geothermal presence.
|Day 1||Group assembles in Reno, van shuttle to Lassen National Park; hike in the Drakesbad region- Warner Valley- Devils Kitche- Chester||5|
|Day 2||Hike Brokeoff Mountain||8|
|Day 3||Cold Boiling Lake to Bumpass Hell and Kings Creek Falls||10|
|Day 4||Summit Lake- Hat Creek- Paradise Meadows- Lake Museum Visitor Center- Shingletown||9|
|Day 5||Climb Lassen (10,457') (5 miles)||8|
|Day 6||Cinder Cone Hike||5|