August 8th - Lassen National Park

Lake Helen, with Lassen peak in the background
Lassen Peak, 1500 feet up (that's after our climb!). In the foreground is Lake Helen.

According to Google Maps, I climbed 6100 feet today, and descended over 4000! The route took us all through Lassen Volcanic Park, an inactive volcano in California with mud-pots similar to Yellowstone's. It was gorgeous.