An easy and worthwhile hike in Lassen Volcanic National Park is the hike to Bumpass Hell
The trail is fairly level for the first mile with views of Mt Lassen along the way.
Looking back towards the parking area there are views of Mt. Diller as well. An explanatory sign at an overlook explains that Mt Diller is a remnant of the volcano that once covered the area. Some references call that ancient volcano Brokeoff Mountain and others call it Mt. Tehema.
After a mile you reach another overlook and a 300 foot decent down into the basin. This is the largest concentration of hydrothermal features in the park. There are no geysers as in Yellowstone but it is still interesting and I like the pastel colors.
Boardwalks lead through the area allowing safe viewing of the features. A trail to the right continues on past Cold Boiling Lake to the Kings Creek Picnic area.
It had been a cold and windy day but down by the hot pools and vents, the steam kept us nice and warm.
We made two trips to Lassen this year and hope to make many more.
See more views of our wonderful world at Our World, Tuesday, hosted by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.