Day 3: Lassen National Park

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!

Amy, Jeff W. and Fred Mork at the parking lot at the base of the trail to the top.  We didn't go up on either feet or wheels!

Amy, Jeff W. and Fred Mork at the parking lot at the base of the trail to the top. We didn’t go up on either feet or wheels!


Jeff S.cools off in what little snow there was

Jeff S.cools off in what little snow there was


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.
Velocettes and other bikes parked outside of the Mineral Lodge

Velocettes and other bikes parked outside of the Mineral Lodge


Jeff S. and Fred look at the bikes parked in front of the lodge

Jeff S. and Fred look at the bikes parked in front of the lodge


Typical country western view

Typical country western view


yet another handsome model

yet another handsome model


Instead of either camping or staying at the Mineral Lodge, some people rented a house - which was also in walking distance!

Instead of either camping or staying at the Mineral Lodge, some people rented a house – which was also in walking distance!


The Endurance carried Dai and Judith with no problems this year

The Endurance carried Dai and Judith with no problems this year


Back at our camp, we have a visitor, Jack

Back at our camp, we have a visitor, Jack

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