On our last day in Lassen Volcanic National Park, we decided to hike the 3-mile round trip hike to Bumpass Hell, probably the most popular hike in the whole park.
The trail follows an easy grade up and over a pass to Bumpass Hell, a large area of geothermal activity, including bubbling mud pots, hissing steam, and boiling pools of water and acid. The area reminds me a lot of geyser hill and surrounding features in Yellowstone National Park, minus the geysers.
Jane hiked a little more than halfway on her own, and Wilson hiked about a quarter of the way, mostly downhill. I was glad to get him off my back. Though the trail was easy, the elevation had me huffing and puffing. At a little over 8,000 feet, I could feel the thinner air working on my lungs as I carried Wilson over the pass.
Here are our photos from the morning hike to Bumpass Hell.
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