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 • The burn zones of Paradise and Shasta-Trinity were the jarring bookends of this 750-mile road trip. I'd been taking it for granted that Plumas National Forest, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Mount Shasta would always be just a day's drive from the Bay Area. Now there's a nagging sense of urgency to enjoy 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