Sunday, July 23, 2006

Mt. Lassen hike

Escaping the 114 degree heat in Northern California, today was fulfilled by tackling the 10,457 ft. volcano named Mount Lassen. The base of the volcano (active through the year 1921) holds a few large ice sheets, of which some are still 10 feet thick. Yup, it's sulfur time. Getting past that funky smell reveals pockets of icemelt that peek through the snow. Around their edges are a bright pink algea. Most importantly, the cool air falling off of the mountain was quite welcome-- nearly 40 degrees cooler than our departure town of Chico.



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