In 1915, venting of Lassen Peak
devastated areas in nearby Redding and rained volcanic ash as far away as Nevada.
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
ROOM WITH A VIEW: Lassen Peak
as seen from the Brokeoff Mountain trail.
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
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.