Northern CA hiking

Northern CA hiking

It’s been 142 days since our life was destroyed by the CampFire in Paradise CA…

I can’t wait to get back out on the trail to see sights like this…it’s very hard to start over, the hill is so steep you can’t image the challenge until you are a part of it.

But I know now that Northern California is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and I will be exploring more of it’s trails soon.

#getoutside

#norcal

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”– John Muir

Lassen Volcanic National Park – June 22, 2018

Lassen Volcanic National Park – June 22, 2018

Lassen Volcanic National Park is in northern California.

It’s rich in hydrothermal sites like Bumpass Hell, with its acres of bubbling mud pots. The summit of Lassen Peak Volcano offers views over the surrounding wilderness. Nearby, the Devastated Area is littered with lava rocks from its last eruption. A network of trails through forest and around several lakes connects with the Pacific Crest Trail in the north.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to shape the land. Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hot water for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered.

Sources: Google and https://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm

Horse Tail Fall – Yosemite National Park

Horse Tail Fall – Yosemite National Park

 

Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on the east side of El Capitan. If Horsetail Fall is flowing in February and the weather conditions are just right, the setting sun illuminates the waterfall, making it glow orange and red. This natural phenomenon is often referred to as the “Firefall”, a name that pays homage to the manmade Firefall that once took place in Yosemite. 

This waterfall descends in two streams side by side, the eastern one being the larger but both quite small. The eastern one drops 1,540 ft (470 m), and the western one 1,570 ft (480 m), the highest fully airborne waterfall in Yosemite that runs at some point every year. The waters then gather and descend another 490 ft (150 m) on steep slabs, so the total height of these waterfalls is 2,030 ft (620 m) to 2,070 ft (630 m). The image shown here is taken during a brief time during the winter, near February 21 at sunset, made famous by Galen Rowell’s photograph.

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North Table Mountain – Wild flower bloom

North Table Mountain – Wild flower bloom

The spring rains have really helped this wild flower season be one of the best, be sure to check it out before it’s over. Also the waterfalls are amazing right now. You will now need an inexpensive land pass now to gain access.