Escape the crowds and spend 3 days backpacking at Lassen Volcanic National Park with the OAC!
Lassen Volcanic National Park is Northern California’s hidden gem. Located at the southernmost tip of the Shasta Cascades near Redding, the park is named after its signature landmark, Lassen Peak. This active volcano blew its top in 1915, and it was this eruption which formed the dramatic landscape that is so beautiful today. With such an explosive history, every feature of the park was bestowed with an equally dramatic name. One of the coolest things about Lassen is the sense of adventure present when exploring Bumpass Hell, Cold Boiling Lake, the Fantastic Lava Beds, the Painted Dunes, the Chaos Crags and Chaos Jumbles, or the Devastated Zone. The immense forces which created this stark landscape are immediately evident, and provide a crash course in geology and hydrothermal features. What else makes Lassen special? There are never any crowds. Ever. Lassen receives more snow than anywhere else in California, and is fully open for only 3-4 months out of the year. This means that only 400,000 visitors come through the park each year, with even fewer venturing out into the 79,000 acres of official wilderness.
Dependent on the snowpack and runoff, this also means that we may or may not have snow on the trail. If there is snow, we’ll simply adapt. This translates into wearing snowshoes and hiking shorter distances. If you've never worn snowshoes, it’s a great time to start! It's extremely easy to learn (it’s just like walking) and a lot of fun, too. We’ll even supply the snowshoes.
Ultimate Members: Free
FOR FULL DETAILS AND TO REGISTER FOR THE TRIP, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://outdooradventureclub.com/events/#!event/2018/5/26/memorial-day-backpacking-in-lassen-volcanic-national-park-the-cinder-cone-loop-5-26-28