Lassen Volcanic National Park

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We went on a couple shorter hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park earlier today. It was very peaceful. I thought I’d brighten your Saturday with some of the photos. Above is Reflection Lake with Chaos Crags, and Lassen Peak in the background.

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Does anyone know what this is? I would love to know! It looks kind of like a fungi, or mushroom? It grew in abundance around Reflection Lake.

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Lassen Peak seen from the devastated area.

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Lily Pond

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Chaos Crags, with rain clouds almost touching the peak.

The highway is still closed through the park. It’s expected to open next weekend. Fingers crossed 🙂 I can’t wait! Those trails, and views, that’s been hidden by snow over the winter, is like a long time lost friend, that I’m about to see very soon.

This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge; Liquid. I hope that your weekend got of to an amazing start!

 

Love,

Ms Zen

 

 

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7 Comments on “Lassen Volcanic National Park

  1. Such beautiful scenery! You’re fortunate to live so close to it.
    Your mystery plant may be (Sarcodes sanguinea) Snow Plant, of the Ericaceae (Heath Family). Your photo looks like it is just emerging. It parasitizes pine roots and I see pine needles in your photo, so that may be it.

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    • Thank you Eliza. I am very thankful to have this National Park close by. I believe you’re right, that it is snow plant. 3 people commented on Facebook saying it was. I learned something new 😊 there was hundreds of them emerging. Parasites on pine roots, how interesting. Does it kill the tree? I’m going to read up about snowplants. Thank YOU 🙏

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