Painted Dunes, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Painted Dunes, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Tobin

Tobin

Upper Panther Meadow, Mt. Shasta

Upper Panther Meadow, Mt. Shasta

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Horse Camp Trail, Mt. Shasta

Horse Camp Trail, Mt. Shasta

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

United States

Plumas • Lassen • Shasta

October 2019 • Intoxicating wowscapes, but it was nevertheless sobering to pass through the burn zones of Paradise and Shasta-Trinity during this 750-mile weekend road trip. For 30 years I've taken it for granted that Plumas, Lassen, and Shasta were within a day's drive of the Bay Area. Now there's a nagging feeling of urgency to see them before the next calamity strikes. 

Painted Dunes, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Painted Dunes, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Tobin

Tobin

Upper Panther Meadow, Mt. Shasta

Upper Panther Meadow, Mt. Shasta

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Horse Camp Trail, Mt. Shasta

Horse Camp Trail, Mt. Shasta

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park