Lassen Volcanic National Park

September 23, 2014


Photographer: Bachir Badaoui
Summary AuthorBachir Badaoui

Mount Lassen is the first of the Cascade volcanoes that stretch in a northerly line through Oregon and Washington to Mount Garibaldi in southern British Columbia. Lassen Volcanic National Park in the Cascades Range in northern California is a wonderful place to explore volcanic features. Many of the park's attractions can be seen along a scenic nature drive that winds around this still active volcano. Shown above is the Bumpass Hell Basin area, a sulfur stained, hydrothermal landscape not far from Mount Lassen. The area has been relatively quiet for the last 25,000 years; however, on May 22, 1915, a pyroclastic flow erupted from Lassen's crater and destroyed everything in its path. Note the visitors' boardwalk slicing across the scarred hillside. Photo taken on August 4, 2014.

Photo details: Camera Model: NIKON D7100; Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II]; Focal Length: 24mm (35mm equivalent: 36mm); Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250); ISO equiv: 100; Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.0 Macintosh.