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2017/08/23 Climbing and Hiking around Lassen
π 2017-08-23 00:00 in Hiking
On the way back from the Madras Eclipse, Lava Beds NP, and Klamatah Falls, we flew down to Chester-Rogers Airport, and got our rental car there. It's kind of funny since he flown just past Lassen on the way down, as well as the visitor center, but obvioulsy were not able to land, so we had to fly further south, and drive back up (about 1H).


that's the peak we climbed
that's the peak we climbed

Since we got unexpectedly stuck in Klamath Falls the previous day, we got up around 05:30, were at the airport by 06:30, and in the air just before 07:00. This allowed us to land before 08:00 and start driving up to Lassen in time for the visitor center opening at 09:00.

we got a escort through a one way section of the road up
we got a escort through a one way section of the road up

we arrived by the visitor center smack when it opened (09:00).
we arrived by the visitor center smack when it opened (09:00).


we didn't get lucky enough to see a pika this time
we didn't get lucky enough to see a pika this time

the park also has a Cinder Cone crater, which I failed to fly by
the park also has a Cinder Cone crater, which I failed to fly by

We then started driving up, with a quick stop at Sulphur Works:


pretty active pool
pretty active pool


Next, we opted to climb Lassen peak while the weather was good:










top of the world!
top of the world!















people studying snow
people studying snow

We then went to Bumpass Hell, which isn't much compared to yellowstone, but still worth seeing:


this big rock was moved by glaciers
this big rock was moved by glaciers









My next plan worked out great, we hitchhiked to Devastated Area to view the displays, and from there we walked back down the road 10mn to hat creek trailhead. The plan was to hike back up to our car on the south side of the trail.




it's full of big rocks that got brought by glaciers
it's full of big rocks that got brought by glaciers

We then hiked Hat Creek to Paradise Meadows and back to our car (with a quick stop at terrace lake and shadow lake because they were close enough. By then, Jennifer who was almost running in front of me, had run out of steam, so it was good that we got back to our car by 19:00, just in time to drive back to the airport and take off by 20:00 as the sun was setting:








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