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24 May 2009 @ 10:05 pm
Tahoe and Lassen  
It's been a crazy weekend. Traveling to Tahoe and Lassen National Park meant new places added to my list of travel destinations in the US, but spending so much time on the road meant that both places weren't satisfactorily experienced. There's always next time. However, this was my very first trip to an active volcanic area and I'm intrigued by Lassen National Park. The park still has a lot of snow and the main road through the park is closed, so maybe a trip in the summer is a must-do. Anyway, enough words, time for the pictures.

View from Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe

A busy day in Tahoe

An Osprey hangs out around Lake Almanor

And because I had some time, here's an HDR image. American Pelican on Eagle Lake

A Yellow Pine Chipmunk in Lassen NP

A female Cassin's Finch in Lassen NP

The sight that greets visitors who get to Lassen via the southern entrace

Sulphur spring

What's boiling?

Sulphur springs.

The area around Sulphur springs

summer_jackelsummer_jackel on May 25th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, those are wonderful. I am particularly fond of osprey. :)

I love Lassen, and backpack in the nearby Trinity Alps frequently. Hopefully, you'll have an opportunity to spend more time there at some point and have a less rushed visit. Those are amazing spots.
Yathinyathin on May 26th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yep, I'm hoping to get there on one of these summer weekends.

Here's a closer shot of the Osprey:
Mel: Heronkendokamel on May 26th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)

Very nice. I too was there at Tahoe last weekend, had some misadventures at hikes on the snow and then went for beautiful waterfalls. I am surprised not to see the Eagle Falls in your series ! You were at Emerald Bay, it takes just 45 mins RT for this hike.

Yathinyathin on May 28th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
Hi Summi,

There wasn't any parking available at Eagle Falls trailhead and besides we were too hungry to try it out. So, we went straight to South Lake Tahoe from Rubicon point to get some food.