August 4, 2015

Lassen Peak hike


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Lupines along the Lassen Peak Trail

It was sunny when we began our hike to the summit and there were lots of lupines along the lower part of the trail.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

August 4, 2015
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state: california-northern
region: california-lassen-modoc
locality: lassen-peak-trail-california

coordinates: 40.4785 N -121.5012 W
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Lassen Peak summits

The main trail ends at a flat spot with interpretive signs, but the real summit of Lassen Peak is a jumble of spires further east. It can be accessed with some scrambling.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

August 4, 2015
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state: california-northern
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coordinates: 40.4881 N -121.5048 W
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Lassen Peak Summit Crater

The summit of Lassen Peak consists of fragments of the crater rim and a rugged lava flow dating from the 1915 eruption.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

August 4, 2015
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accession number: 2015-08-04 5
state: california-northern
region: california-lassen-modoc
locality: lassen-peak-trail-california

coordinates: 40.4882 N -121.5048 W
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South from the summit of Lassen Peak

The view to the south from Lassen Peak extends across a vast extent of dark coniferous forest to Lake Almanor on the Feather River.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

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accession number: 2015-08-04 6
state: california-northern
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coordinates: 40.488 N -121.5051 W
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Fell field on Lassen Peak

A low barrier protects a fragile alpine fell field on the west summit of Lassen Peak from trampling.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

August 4, 2015
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state: california-northern
region: california-lassen-modoc
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coordinates: 40.4881 N -121.5053 W
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Lassen Peak Trail stonework

The Lassen Peak Trail was closed for four years for rebuilding. The new trail features sturdy stone retaining walls, curbstones, and flights of stone steps.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

August 4, 2015
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coordinates: 40.4834 N -121.5066 W
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