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

Tobin

Tobin

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Vinton

Vinton

Upper Panther Meadow, Mt. Shasta

Upper Panther Meadow, Mt. Shasta

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Horse Camp Trail, Mt. Shasta

Horse Camp Trail, Mt. Shasta

United States

Plumas • Lassen • Shasta

October 2019 • Intoxicating wowscapes, but it was sobering to pass through the burn zone of Paradise at the beginning and the burn zone of Shasta-Trinity at the end of this 750-mile weekend road trip. For 30 years it's been easy for me to take it for granted that Plumas, Lassen, and Shasta were within a day's drive of the Bay Area. Now there's a feeling of nagging 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

Tobin

Tobin

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Vinton

Vinton

Upper Panther Meadow, Mt. Shasta

Upper Panther Meadow, Mt. Shasta

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Plumas National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Horse Camp Trail, Mt. Shasta

Lassen Volcanic National Park