Sneak Peak at our Lassen Volcanic National Park Hikes

Revisiting Lassen Volcanic National Park (in this case virtually, for blogging purposes) is something that I have really been looking forward to. That said, a brutal summer cold, planning/packing for upcoming trips, and a young dog with boundless energy have me both feeling tired and tied up. So for now, I present a little teaser for my next two posts, which will chronicle our wanderings through Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Sharing the Lassen Peak trail with Golden Mantled ground squirrels in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Looking up the mountain from the King Creek Trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Overlooking Kings Meadow and mountain vistas in autumn from the King Creek Trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Hiking through the glacier toward the summit of Lassen Peak in Lassen Peak Volcanic National Monument

Mountain and lake views from the Lassen Peak Trail Lassen Volcanic National Park California

Near Dusk at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park



16 Replies to “Sneak Peak at our Lassen Volcanic National Park Hikes”

    1. I rarely use trekking poles hiking uphill, but often use them going downhill, particularly if the incline is steep or footing uneven. I prefer using two poles, but even one is helpful. I’m bummed because I’m currently in TX, heading to NM in a week to camp and hike and I forgot my poles! I have my dog with me though, so I would have only been able to use one anyway. We shall see how my knees and ankle (still recovering from a sprain a couple months ago) handle it without. Maybe it will be a good excuse to buy a pretty walking stick! Also, my husband mentioned that having a trekking pole is good if one were to cross paths with an animal that gets agressive.

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      1. No doubt, it is difficult to choose trekking poles over easy access to one’s camera. On out-and-back trails, I tend to take a many more photographs on the hike up while my retractable trekking poles are hanging from my backpack. I’m often so concerned with loading 3 film cameras in my backpack and realize 2 miles into a hike that I forgot my trekking poles, haha!

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