After a long windy hot ride from Arcata, we arrived in Lassen National Park on July 6. Since we don’t have A/C in our car, we stopped on the way to cool off in the Trinity River and grab a quick lunch. Lassen National Park is one the least visited parks in the US and a real hidden gem, home to clear mountain lakes, varied landscapes, abundant wildlife and of course volcanoes. All four types of volcanoes found in the entire world are represented in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Volcanoes found in the park include shield (Prospect Peak), plug dome (Lassen Peak), Cinder Cone (Cinder Cone), and Composite (Brokeoff Volcano) volcanoes.
We spent our first night in Summit Lake campground planning the next day of hiking and getting a “shower” to get refreshed from our long hot day.