Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park
by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
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This is an awesome hike. It will challenge your lungs a little as you approach 10,400 feet but there is enough scenery to keep you distracted.
Knowing that you're on a relatively young volcanic peak ads a level of interest to all that you see around you and generates a greater appreciation for the power of volcanos. Definitely worth a second and third trip. Good conditioning hike for altitude.
The hike was wonderful! At the parking area there are bathrooms, and a little store that provides everything you need before and after the hike. It wasn't too hot, and not too cold on the top! We saw deer, chipmonks, and various species of birds. The best part was the Migrating Butterflies that covered the top half of the volcano. It was like being in a snow storm, but with butterflies instead of snow.
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