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Hat Creek
Lassen National Forest, California

Hat Creek is fed from very cold and pure springs at the edge of the lava flows north of Mount Lassen. This is an exceptionally beautiful stream running through a lovely forest, world famous for its trout fishing. But don't plan on taking any home for dinner, most of this creek is reserved for catch-and-release fly fishing.

Subway Cave is a popular lava tube cave in the Hat Creek Lava Flow.


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Hat Creek runs cold and strong

Hat Creek runs cold and strong

Hat Creek is considered one of the finest trout fishing streams anywhere

Lassen National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 22, 2011
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Hat Creek sheltered by forest

Hat Creek sheltered by forest

Catch and release is required on some stretches of Hat Creek

Lassen National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 22, 2011
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Open forest along Hat Creek

Open forest along Hat Creek

Some stretches of Hat Creek are heavily forested, others are open forest, and in a few places it runs through meadows or lava beds

Lassen National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 22, 2011
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At the mouth of popular Subway Cave

At the mouth of popular Subway Cave

At the mouth of Subway Cave, a popular lava tube cave near the source of Hat Creek

Lassen National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 22, 2011
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Eerie lights ins Subway Cave

Eerie lights ins Subway Cave

Eerie lighting effects from groups of children with flahslights and glow-sticks

Lassen National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 22, 2011
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