拉森火山國家公園 Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

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從山腳Almanor 湖望向拉臣山。 Lassen Peak, from Lake Almanor.

2013 北美西部行腳之四 : 加州拉森火山國家公園                                                               2013 Westbound 4 : Lassen Volcanic National Park

由三藩市到火山口湖間, 我們在Red Bluff市附近5號公路轉入36号公路, 開四十多哩往拉森火山公園。行前做功課, 知道那裡有齊各種不同種類的火山, 但七月下旬景色没有太突出(没有太多雪了)。加上我們去的那天, 近公園南面入口的旅舘訂滿了, 只好轉住東南Chester鎮住宿, 所以在公園裡只看了幾个景點, 也没有時間行trail探秘就去投宿了。翌日離開前, 往南在Almanor湖拍 Lassen 山, 景緻亦不外如是。由於火山上山路迂迴, 車速不能快, 也就没再穿越拉森火山公園而直接由21A路北上。這裡就是所拍的幾張照片。

On our way to Crater Lake, OR, we took a break to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park which is one of the few places in the world where all four types of volcano, namely plug dome, shield, cinder cone and strato, can be found. After studied pictures available online, we have decided Lassen Volcanic Park is not that photogenic at the time of our visit, and the most beautiful Cinder Cone requires some hiking (time consuming). In addition, we were not able to book a room in the lodge close to the south entrance so we had to stay in Chester, a town thirty something miles south of the park. Therefore our visit was a very short one, we didn’t even have enough time to hike to Bumpass Hell. Anyway, the following are a few images taken in that afternoon.

Sulfur work.

這裡是泥沸泉和地氣的出口, 濃濃的硫璜味。 Sulfur works. Strong sulfur odor was vented from a bunch of vents.

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在海拔七千呎所現山形地貎。The feature of the mountain taken near elevation 7,000 feet.

Emerald Lake

翡翠湖。  Emerald Lake.

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翡翠湖。  Emerald Lake.

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在翡翠湖稍上的停車場可遠眺Brokeoff 山。 Outlook on the parking lot that leads to the Bumpass Hell.

Broke Off Mountain

Brokeoff 山在中, 右為Diller山 。Brokeoff Mountain, Diller Mount on the right.

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Brokeoff 山與冰河带來的外來石(與地下岩質不同)。Brokeoff Mountain. Glacial erratic rock.

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冰河带來的外來石。Glacial erratic rock.

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海倫湖, 中為拉森峰。海倫湖海拔8,200呎(2,500米), 年降雪量達600-700吋, 是加州降雪最多的地方。其積雪量達178吋, 亦為火山帶所有監測站之冠。

Wikipedia: [Lake Helen, at 8,200 feet (2,500 m), the snowfall is around 600–700 inches (1,500–1,800 cm), making it probably the snowiest place in California. In addition, Lake Helen gets more average snow accumulation than any other recording station located near a volcano in the Cascade range, with a maximum of 178 inches (450 cm).]

Lake Helen and Lassen Peak.

海倫湖, 中為拉森峰。 Lake Helen and Lassen Peak.

Chester

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火山公園下的小鎮, 夏天遊客稍多, 平常都是伐木工人較多。Chester, a quiet little town near Lake Almanor.

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夏天道路暢通, 很多家用旅行車駛經此地。There is a trailer park for RV parking.

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我們跟據酒店客服員推薦, 來此美式餐館晚膳。 As recommended by hotel staff, we walked to this nearby Kopper Kettle Cafe for dinner.

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典型的鄉間美式餐館..This was a typical small town American restaurant… however…

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…没想到入門處有大缸風水魚, 原來店東和厨師是老廣, 到此雪深及腰的不毛小鎮開業, 不簡單。…there was a giant fish tank at the entrance. I noticed that this was what is known as Feng Shui fish to the Cantonese. Turned out that the owner was a Chinese American.

Lassen Peak, seen on Route 89.

翌晨上路之前, 特往南開一段拍此照。Lassen Peak, from Route 89, south of Chester.

From Chester, instead of going through Lassen volcanic park’s winding road where the speed is quite limited, we took route 21A to route 44 and headed to the Subway Cave.

Wikipedia: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Wikipedia: 拉森火山國家公園

National Park Service-Lassen Volcanic National Park

Map-Lassen Volcanic National Park

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