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 Lassen Volcanic National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the few areas in the world where all four types of volcano can be found (plug dome, shield, cinder cone, and strato).
Lassen Volcanic National Park is a United States National Park in central northern California.
Amid this volcanic activity, Lassen Volcanic National Park was created on August 9, 1916. /wiki/Lassen_Volcanic_National_Park   (758 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park, located in north central California at the southern end of the Cascade mountain range, is the only national park containing a volcano which has erupted in the twentieth century.
The eruptions, which began in 1914 and were photographed by photographer B.F. Loomis, made Lassen a national sensation--the U.S.'s only active volcano, and the subsequent attention spurred acceptance of the area as a national park.
Lassen Peak is a stratovolcano--a volcano which is composed of alternate layers of lava and volcanic ash. /ParkVision/Lassen/Lassen.html   (962 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park (National Park Service)
Lassen Volcanic became a national park in 1916 because of its significance as an active volcanic landscape.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in Northeastern California at the southern terminus of the Cascade Mountains, approximately 50 miles east of Redding, California.
Beneath Lassen Volcanic's peaceful forests and gem-like lakes lies evidence of a turbulent and fiery past. /lavo   (296 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park Information Page
Lassen Volcanic was established as a national park 09 Aug 1916 because of its significance as an active volcanic landscape.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is but one of the active, dormant, or extinct volcanoes that extend around the Pacific Ocean in a great Ring of Fire.
The startling eruptions of Lassen Peak in 1914 and 1915 attracted national attention and stimulated local efforts to expand the origional monument into a national park. /info.htm   (1705 words)

 California Guide - Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen National Park is 200 miles from San Francisco, and is part of a sparsely-populated hilly area north of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Lassen is one of the most unusual places in California, and one of my favourite National Parks, and yet is relatively little visited, partly because it is a long way from most other famous natural attractions in the state.
Lassen Peak - extinct volcano at the centre of the park /california/lassen_volcanic/national_park.html   (514 words)

 Molossian Institute of Volcanology - Lassen Volcanic National Park
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 in northern California.
Cinder Cone in Lassen Volcanic National Park is a 214 meter (700 feet) high volcanic cone, created around 1650.
The Lassen volcanic center consists of the ancient Brokeoff (or Mount Tehama) stratovolcano, a 6-km-wide caldera largely filled by a dacitic lava dome field, and peripheral small andesitic shield volcanoes and pyroclastic cones. /volcanology/lassen.html   (1739 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park
When we arrived at the Manzanita Lake entrance to the Lassen Volcanic National Park, we were disappointed to hear that the campground wasn't open.
After another stop for fuel in Susanville, we began to see signs of the volcanic activity featured in the national park and forests in the area.
A red car was parked at the pullout, so we guessed we were in the right place. /mm/trips/lassen/lassen.htm   (1203 words)

 19 May 1915 Eruption of Lassen Peak
We are extremely grateful of the National Park Service at Lassen Volcanic National Park, in particular to Chief Naturalist Richard Vance and Assistant Chief Naturalist Ellis Richard for their assistance in the conduct of this project, and to Diana Michna for her assistance in sample preparation.
For this work, a volcanic blast is defined as the effect of a violent eruption that causes significant destruction to the area surrounding the volcanic edifice, with an inferred significant radial component to the forces associated with the event.
The existence of a deposit with many of the characteristics of those formed by volcanic blasts, including charred organic material, and the planimetric distribution of the effects of the eruption are the strongest evidence for a volcanic blast on the night of 19 May. The cause of the blast is, however, problematic. /earth/lassen/lassen2.html   (5889 words)

 Geology of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park is the home of four types of volcanics, all of which have been active in recent geologic history.
- Solving a Mystery in Lassen Volcanic National Park
This site is a cooperative project of the US Geological Survey Western Earth Surface Processes Team and the National Park Service. /docs/parks/lassen   (74 words)

 California Guide - Lassen Volcanic National Park - Bumpass Hell
Similar Places: Other volcanic areas that are part of the National Park system include the Lava Beds, 80 miles north of Lassen, and the Mojave Preserve, both in California, Craters of the Moon in Idaho, Sunset Crater in Arizona and the El Malpais Lava Beds in New Mexico.
They are however found in great abundance in the remarkable Yellowstone National Park in Montana, which also has much more of every other type of thermal activity, but Lassen has a greater sense of tranquility, is more compact and has the added attraction of volcanic features.
Bumpass Hell is the largest area containing geothermal features in Lassen Volcanic National Park, and is part of the region once covered by the ancient volcano Mount Tehama. /california/lassen_volcanic/bumpass_hell.html   (493 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park - Nature & Science
The myriad habitats of Lassen Volcanic National Park are produced by variations in environmental conditions such as elevation (5,000 to 10,457 feet), moisture (precipitation is greater on the western than the eastern side of the park), substrate (rock type and soil depth), temperature, insolation (amount of sun) and prior disturbance (both natural and human-caused).
Situated at the southern end of the Cascade Range geologic province, Lassen Volcanic National Park lies at the crossroads of three great biological provinces: the Cascades range to the north, the Sierra Nevada mountains to the south and the Great Basin desert to the east.
Although Lassen is primarily known for its volcanic geology, the park boasts a rich diversity of plant and animal life. /nature/index.cfm?alphacode=lavo   (188 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park was established on August 9, 1916, following a series of eruptions of Lassen Peak which began in 1914.
The new national park included Lassen Peak National Monument and Cinder Cone National Monument which had been established on May 6, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt.
The park is located in the southern region of the volcanic Cascade Mountains, north of the Sierra Nevada Range, west of the Great Basin and east of the Central Valley of California. /2001Outwest/PacificNaturalHistory/Projects/CearleyD/Lassen.htm   (1428 words)

 Motorcycle Ride Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
Saint Helens, the eruption of Lassen in 1917 devastated a vast area of the mountainside.
Mt. Lassen began erupting in 1914 (and continued into 1915) with a blast that closely resembled that of the Mt Saint Helens eruption in 1980.
After the summit, which may have snow long after the rest of the park is in the throes of spring, the ride does include some straights as the road falls back down the mountain side. /roads/cal/Lassen.htm   (1061 words)

 “Hot Water” in Lassen Volcanic National Park— Fumaroles, Steaming Ground, and Boiling Mudpots USGS Volcano Hazards Fact Sheet
The steam features within Lassen Volcanic National Park are directly related to the hot springs and thermal waters that discharge outside of the south park boundary.
To protect visitors and also to understand the origin and evolution of such features, National Park Service (NPS) personnel and scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) continuously monitor the physical and chemical characteristics of surface hydrothermal activity in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
The Lassen volcanic center is host to such a system because it has the three required elements—abundant ground water, permeable rock, and a heat source at depth. /fs/2002/fs101-02   (2463 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park on
California: a hotbed of activity at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Pictures and Maps for: Lassen Volcanic National Park
Proclaimed as Lassen Peak and Cinder Cone national monuments in 1907, the two were incorporated into a new national park in 1916. /html/L/LassenV1o.asp   (422 words)

 Official Lassen Volcanic National Park Web Site
Lassen Volcanic preserves and protects 106,000 acres of forests, lakes, hydrothermal areas, and geologic formations.
xplore the story of a landscape forged in volcanic fire, carved by glaciers, and populated with a diversity of plants and animals.
For information on programs, services, rules and regulations, and year-round opportunities to enjoy and learn more about the Park, download the Park's newspaper "Peak Experiences" and the Park Map. /lavo/lassen_volcanic_national_park_home.htm   (77 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park (Page 3)
Lassen Peak is the dominant landmark in the park but it is not the only mountain.
As with most national parks paved roads provide access to many beautiful areas of the park.
In Lassen a single paved road, California Highway 89, carves a crescent-shaped 34 mile route north to south through many western sections of the park. /parkvision/Lassen/Lassen3.html   (855 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park photographs
Mount Lassen, which last erupted in 1914-15, is the southernmost of seventeen currently dormant volcanoes in the Cascade Range that includes Mount Rainier, Mount St.
Although the cinder cone at Capulin National Monument in New Mexico is much larger, I like this one better due to its symmetry and the stark black ground that is almost barren except for a few trees.
The two craters are evidence of two separate eruptions and scientists have determined that the cinder cone was formed as a result of five separate eruptions. /Yosemite/Gorge/7131/s/lassen-volcanic.html   (303 words)

 le page de lassen volcanic
however, you can support all the national parks through the National Park Foundation.
The first day we were there, we decided to spend the time driving around the park, since we had keri's dog with us and couldn't hike with him.
we were going to take the kings creek falls trail, and the cinder cone trail, but after talking to the nice park ranger at the information station right inside the south entrance, we found out that there was some sort of accident on the road to the cinder cone trail. /~dring/www/parks/lavo/page.htm   (636 words)

 Lassen Peak
The Lassen Peak Trail parking area is a huge lot, and I was the only car there.
Lassen itself is very steep -- much steeper than 15% -- and the easily switchbacked trail tames the mountain.
Eventually, I decided it must be a small rockfall (it was very steep on that face), and not the volcanic grumblings of the mountain. /Hiking/LassenPeak.html   (1281 words)

 GORP - Lassen Volcanic National Park, California - Overview Map
GORP - Lassen Volcanic National Park, California- Overview Map
Lassen National Forest - Surrounding Lassen National Park, the forest has even better biking and fishing, plus winter and spring hiking opportunies when much of the national park is snowed under.
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge - Over 40 percent of the birds along the Pacific flyway stop in the Sacramento Valley, and most of them stop here. /gorp/resource/us_national_park/ca/map_la.htm   (176 words)

 Lassen National Forest - Welcome!
The Lassen National Forest is now accepting applications from potential concessionaires to operate and maintain the majority of public recreation sites on the Lassen NF for the next five years.
The Lassen National Forest lies at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads.
All the National Forests in California are starting a three-year public process which will lead to a designated route system. /r5/lassen   (285 words)

 Hiking in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic NP: National Park Service page for the park
Located in the northern region of California the park encompasses large areas of a once active volcanic zone where erosion still has not had its full impact and volcanic rocks are visible everywhere and more interestingly undergrond lava tubes can be accessed easily.
As a final note: a climb up Mt. Lassen is well worth the effort since the views present a beautiful mosaic of barren lava rock, pristine forests, and emerald blue lakes. /lassen.htm   (482 words)

 L.L.Bean: Park Search - Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Peak is the largest dormant volcano at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
The boiling springs of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
L.L.Bean: Park Search - Lassen Volcanic National Park /parksearch/parks/html/2097gd.htm   (213 words)

 A perfect time to take trek in snow on Mt. Lassen
At Yosemite National Park, the snow line is roughly 9,500 to 10,000 feet (about 9,000 in shaded, forested spots), 1,500 feet higher than the park's highest-elevation campground, Tuolumne Meadows at 8,600 feet.
Along with the Lassen Peak Trail, it is one of two world-class hikes in the park.
It's only 1.5 miles to reach the thermal area, but after parking at the trailhead (8,200 feet), the first mile is a 500-foot climb, and it's been blocked by snow until this past week. /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2005/07/24/SPGQ9DSHRJ1.DTL   (1048 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lassen Peak
Lassen Volcanic National Park gives us a glimpse into the past when primordial mountain peaks stood where lush forests now flourish and native peoples enjoyed the natural splendors still abundant in the park today.
Lassen National Park is filled with fascinating cultural and large-scale hydrothermal features, unlike any other volcano in the Cascade Range.
Filled with lush old-growth forests, clear mountain streams and lakes, bubbling mudpots, hissing fumaroles, remnants of ancient mountains long gone, and the evidence of recent volcanism in the cratered Lassen Peak, the park abounds with cultural and natural history to entice a wide variety of interests. /lassen-volcanic/park.htm   (209 words)

 Lassen Volcanic National Park Campgrounds and Lodging
Located fifty miles east of Redding on highway 44, the Lassen Volcanic National Park is a sightseers paradise full of fascinating volcanic formations and geothermal activity.
Located in Lassen Volcanic National Park, the campsites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Located inside Lassen Volcanic National Park, it offers the park's only available guest lodging. /lassen/lassennp.htm   (273 words) Books: Lassen Volcanic National Park and Vicinity: A Natural History Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Caribou Wilderness, Thousand Lakes Wilderness,
This book is an encyclopedic guide to the Lassen Volcanic National Park area, including Lassen itself, the Caribou and Thousand Lakes Wildernesses, Hat Creek Valley, and McArthur-Burney Falls State Park. Books: Lassen Volcanic National Park and Vicinity: A Natural History Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Caribou Wilderness, Thousand Lakes Wilderness,
Lassen Volcanic National Park and Vicinity: A Natural History Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Caribou Wilderness, Thousand Lakes Wilderness, (Paperback) /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0899970591?v=glance   (1087 words)

 Visit Lassen Mineral Lodge and Volcano Country Campground
Lassen Mineral Lodge and Volcano Country Campground are located (within walking distance of each other) 43 miles East of Red Bluff on California State Highway 36 E and 9 miles West of the Southwest Entrance of Lassen National Volcanic Park, in the community of Mineral.
We are located just 9 miles from Lassen Volcanic National Park's Southwest Entrance, in the small town of Mineral in Northern California.
Nestled in the Lassen National Forest, at approximately 5,000 ft elevation, the Mineral Lodge is the perfect setting for a weekend retreat or a long vacation.   (297 words)

 Topo Map of Lassen Volcanic National Park
This is a map of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
The highest point is at Mount McKinley 6,194 m in Denali National Park.
Vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii. /sun/l/america/topo_map/lassen_volcanic/map.html   (208 words)

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