Vacations To Go

 

Day 3- Sunday- July 17th

 

Day 3 Sunday July 18th  
  Do: Breakfast-Grab & Go at hotel  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Redding  
    (Go east on Hwy 44. Go right on Hwy 89.)  
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Manzanita Lake 48
  See: Lassen Volcanic National Park  
    Loomis Museum (9-5)
View exhibits and the park film, shop at the park store, or participate in a ranger-led program (offered primarily outside in the adjacent Loomis Plaza). From the museum you can pick up the trail around Manzanita Lake or cross the highway to access the self-guided, interpretive Lily Pond Nature Trail.
 
    Manzanita Lake Camper Store (8-8)
Located at the entrance to the Manzanita Lake Campground, the Camper Store offers ready-to-go meals and picnic supplies such as hot and cold sandwiches, snacks, basic grocery items, hot and cold beverages, and ice-cream. A menu is available on the concessioner website.
 
   
Lily Pond Nature Trail (.6 roundtrip)
Easy trail skirts Reflection Lake and a lily pond. Grab a brochure.
 
    Manzanita Lake (1.5 roundtrip)
Easy flat trail around the lake. Superb views of Lassen Peak and Chaos Crags. Behind the Loomis Museum or boat launch.
 
  Depart: Manzanita Lake  
    (Continue east on Hwy 89.)  
15 min   Devastated Area Loop Trail (.5 miles)
Easy walk introduces visitors to effects of the Lassen Peak eruptions. A short ways in, the trail forks and can be followed in either direction. Wandering through pink and gray lava rocks, interpretive plaques along the trail describe the creation of the devastated area and the remnants it left behind. This short, informative trail is an excellent choice for families or those unable to take longer trails.
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    (Look on the right side for Lake Helen with a sign about the first white woman to climb the summit.)  
  Do: Mark Twain Letterbox  
    (Continue on Hwy 89.)  
22 min  
Bumpass Hell-(2.6 miles round trip) The largest hydrothermal area in the park got its name from Kendall Bumpass who severely burned his leg after breaking through a thin crust into a boiling pool. Beginning at the Bumpass Hell parking area, the trail traverses the rocky slope of Bumpass Mountain. At 0.9 mile, an overlook provides a view of the eroded rim of ancient Brokeoff Volcano (Mt. Tehama). The trail changes little in elevation until the basin overlook where it drops 100 feet into the hydrothermal area basin. Here, a boardwalk provides a safe way to explore the steaming pools, boiling mudpots, and array of unusual colors.
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    Little Hot Springs Valley-use binoculars to see this. No path. 4
    Sulphur Works- Easiest of the park's hydrothermal areas to access. Walk on the sideway to the viewing area. This hydrothermal area is an otherworldly place of vibrant colors, pungent scents, and shifting ground that is both ancient and new. . A series of waysides at the viewing area provide details about the hydrothermal area and the ancient volcano that once filled this wide basin.  2
14 min Do: Kohm Yah-ma-nee Visitor Center (9-5)
The visitor center offers an information desk, exhibit hall, auditorium, amphitheater, park store, dining area with fireplace, patio, and a gift shop and cafe. 
Cafe and Gift Store
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  Depart: Lassen  
    (Continue south on Hwy 89. Turn left/east on Hwy 36. It will become Hwy 395. Take exit 68. Go left on I-80. Go right on exit 17. Go left on Rock Blvd over the freeway. Turn right on Victorian. On the left.)  
2 hr 40 min Arrive: Reno, NV 151
  Do: Dinner-
If you go right on Victoria to:
Cantina Los Tres Hombreas, Great Basin Brewing Co, Blind Onion Pizza & Pub, Paddy & Irene's Irish Pub
Turn left on Pyramid, there is an In-N-Out Burger & on the right a 7-Eleven-buy milk
 
    (Go back west to Food Mart for gas on the left past Chevron.)  
    Gas & Milk  
  Lodge: Victorian Inn
1555 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, Reno, NV 89431
775-331-7775
Cancel by midnight July 15th; Check in 3- midnight
Barb, Tamra & Tim $79.44, Autumn, Mark & Paul $79.44, Ray & Sherry $68.09
(AC, Wifi, Mini Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Kitchenette, Ground Floor )
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