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Bumpass Hell Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

The trail leading to Bumpass Hell is the most popular in Lassen park. It isn't just a way to get to the geothermal area, it is a highly scenic route through alpine forest that gives an excellent view of the "inside" of the collapsed stratovolcano Mount Tehama.


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Glacial erratic boulder

Glacial erratic boulder

A huge glacial erratic boulder next to the parking lot at the Bumpass Hell trailhead.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Date photographed: August 3, 2015
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Mount Tehama viewpoint

Mount Tehama viewpoint

From this viewpoint one can see the circle of peaks that remained after the collapse and erosion of Mount Brokeoff (Mount Tehama).

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Date photographed: August 3, 2015
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Trail along Bumpass Mountain

Trail along Bumpass Mountain

The trail to the fumarole area begins by traversing the rocky slopes of Bumpass Mountain.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Date photographed: August 3, 2015
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Bumpass Hell Overlook

Bumpass Hell Overlook

From this point one looks down a hundred feet into the fumarole area known as Bumpass Hell.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Date photographed: August 3, 2015
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Lupines on the Bumpass Hell Trail

Lupines on the Bumpass Hell Trail

Mountain wildflowers, especially lupines, cover the slopes of the Bumpass Hell caldera in summer.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Date photographed: August 3, 2015
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