Some history of Lassen Volcano: This is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range. On May 22, 1915, an explosive eruption at Lassen Peak devastated nearby areas and rained volcanic ash as far away as 200 miles to the east. This explosion was the most powerful in a 1914-17 series of eruptions that were the last to occur in the Cascades before the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Lassen Peak is the largest of a group of more than 30 volcanic domes erupted over the past 300,000 years in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
|This is a National Park Service Photo
The roadways inside Lassen Volcanic National Park were closed due to the snow so we were able to travel into the park just about a mile -- far enough to see beautiful Manzanita Lake and enjoy seeing the fresh, white snow.
|DJ's snowman... complete with eyes and evergreen. We were finishing a sandwich lunch.
I was freezing.
|We keep a "picture taking" joke going all the time. DJ is a devoted photographer.
Tom is a crazy man -- he always wears shorts.
|A really cold stream made a beautiful snow scene.
|World's sweetest dog.