Boardwalk to the Big Boiler

Boardwalk to the Big Boiler

I gotta give some massive props to my facebook friends, particularly people like Tony and Danny who keep suggesting such wonderful places to go visit, places that I would have otherwise overlooked. One such place was the Lassen National Park, a park I’d never heard of. Turns out basically every national park here in the US is pretty spectacular, each for its own wonderful reasons.

I’d initially wanted to drive north via the coastal route, but after checking out Big Sur and having my fill that way, I opted to head inland (gas would be cheaper) and check out some of what was available here. Turns out that was a great decision… One of my first stops after leaving San Francisco was the very Yellowstone-like volcanic area of Lassen National Park. Let’s do a quick photodump of some of the beautiful sights of this area.

By the way, the photos on this blog you can now purchase prints of! Just click on any image you like to see it bigger and buy a print.

(All money from print sales directly support this trip and help pay for gas, food, lodging, and some much needed camera upgrades.) Thank you so much!!! 🙂

So this place is pretty amazing. I’m not gonna do much talking here. Just share a number of photos of a place that’s a blast to shoot… while simultaneously getting blasted with earth farts featuring the aromatic scent of sulfur. 😉

Danger - Earth Fart

Danger - Earth Fart

Mud pit along the side of the road

Mud pit along the side of the road

Rocky sandy smoky awesomeness

Rocky sandy smoky awesomeness

Liquid Solid Gas

Liquid Solid Gas

A little river bend

A little river bend

Sweet landscapes in every direction

Sweet landscapes in every direction

Hot pools

Hot pools

Smoky boardwalk

Smoky boardwalk

Steaming sulfur pool

Steaming sulfur pool

Stinky sulfur in the air

Stinky sulfur in the air

The sign there reads, “CAUTION: The ground near hydrothermal areas is thin, brittle, and slippery. To avoid breaking through and being severely burned, stay on established trails and boardwalks at all times.”

Yeah, with temperatures of that steam exceeding 300°F, that’s definitely a good idea. 😀

Definitely an amazing place, as the photos hopefully illustrate. 🙂

One Comments

  1. Dr. Henry Herzberger
    on August 4th, 2012
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