Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lassen National Park

Not far from Indian Valley is Lassen National park. The weather for Sunday looked very similar to Saturday so we decided to check out a volcano that Ryan had recently explored. Cinder Cone is in the North East of the park. The ground is black volcanic sand, a bit of a work out to walk in. The area is diverse and beautiful.Not too far away, is Mt Lassen standing about 10,000ft ASL. It used to tower over california at around 21,000ft. Butte Lake in the background was split in two by the lava flow. The sands are beautiful too, redish yellow orange colors.The crater is quite impressive too. You can walk down into it, if you look closely you can see 3 or 4 people in there. Back in Indian Valley the winds were calming down and many pilots enjoyed an evening glass-off. The Monday weather forecast was looking much better though.

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