Day 3: Lassen National Park
Today the route took us on a short loop and then dove into Lassen National Park. Here there vividly colored lakes (emerald was my favorite), hiking trails, hot springs, evidence of lava flows from early in the last century, and other tourists.
Earlier, one VOCNA member, Allan Dow, told me an amazing tale. He believes he may have been the first person to ride a motorcycle to the top of Mt. Lassen. In 1952, he rode a 500 T Norton to the top. Well, if he wasn’t the first, he was among the first. That is one steep trail!
This as the shortest and easiest day – to give people more energy to play shuffleboard in the bar in Mineral. The park was beautiful, but like every where we went, it seemed dry.