Lassen Peak


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Las·sen Peak

 (lăs′ən)
A volcano, 3,187 m (10,457 ft) high, in the Cascade Range of northern California. It erupted intermittently from 1914 to 1921 after 200 years of dormancy.

Lassen Peak

(ˈlæsən)
n
(Placename) a volcano in S California, in the S Cascade Range. An area of 416 sq km (161 sq miles) was established as Lassen Volcanic National Park in 1916. Height: 3187 m (10 457 ft)

Las′sen Peak′

(ˈlæs ən)
n.
an active volcano in N California, in the S Cascade Range. 10,465 ft. (3190 m).
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Five miles round-trip, a 2,000-foot elevation gain, and you're on top of a volcano with a view of half of California, thanks to the Lassen Peak Trail.
ROOM WITH A VIEW: Lassen Peak as seen from the Brokeoff Mountain trail.
Lassen Peak is one of the largest plug dome volcanoes in the world, and its most recent violent eruptions from 1914 to 1917, photographed by B.F.
Located in a remote area in the shadow of Lassen Peak, east of Redding, California, it began initial operations in 2007, according to the SETI Institute.
Before that, Lassen Peak in California erupted in 1915 and created a "Devastated Area" that is still sparsely forested and dropped ash as far away as Winnemucca, Nev., some 200 miles away.
Mount Lassen (Lassen Peak) grew as a vent on the northern flank of a collapsed volcano originally named Mount Tehama, a stratovolcano that formed some 400,000 to 600,000 years ago with eruptions estimated to have been 50 times greater than Mount Saint Helens in 1980.
The highway is now one of four listed in Oregon as an "All-American Road" with the national program, along with the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway in Eastern Oregon and the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway that runs from Crater Lake to Lassen Peak in Northern California.
Here you are greeted with the bubbling mud and sulphuric smell of a volcanic zone as well as the opportunity to climb Lassen Peak itself which tops 10,457ft - fortunately not quite as daunting as it sounds when the car park lies at 8,500ft.
Dayhike to the hot springs and mudpots of Bumpass Hell, and summit 10,457-foot Lassen Peak. One layover day for swimming, fishing, and botanizing in wildflower-bedazzled meadows, (Rated L/M.) Leader: Melinda Goodwater.
In the volcanic history of the last few centuries, the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens was a relatively small event, although the greatest so far as the 48 linked together states of the USA is concerned, since the activity of Lassen Peak in 1915.
The Lassen Peak eruption is particularly useful in measuring forest colonization because of (1) well-documented dates and patterns of eruption (Day and Allen, 1925) and (2) the history of aerial (e.g.