Lassen Volcanic Park - smallshots

The rays of a setting October sun highlight the crater on Lassen Peak near the 10,457 foot summit and a secondary crater below at 8,929 feet. In the distance, Mt. Shasta (14,180 feet) stands tall some 60 miles to the north. The two dormant volcanic peaks form the southern terminus of the Cascade Mountain Range, which extends 700 miles north into British Columbia, Canada. Lassen Peak last erupted dramatically on May 22, 1915 sending volcanic ash 200 miles east into Nevada. A winding trail climbs some 1,700 feet in 2 ½ miles from a parking lot along the park road to Lassen Peak. This vista rewards the climber.