Upon arriving in Lassen, I found a nice camping spot on a creek just outside the park. Nice, flat, wide and quiet, as I had planned to do some riding around the park. The sleet and snow woke me up early, and I decided to six-wheel-it around the park instead.
This is what I found at the ranger station – pay attention the road closure paragraph…..kinda scary.
Anyway, I wandered up the mountain in search of geologic wonders, and I found some. This is Crag Chaos – a collapse/explosion that littered the hillside with rock.
What is left of the mountain can be seen in the distance.
What can be seen surrounding the mountain is White Doom, spelling disaster and the end of my visit.
A snow-shovel passed me at the gate, and I followed him up the mountain. I thought it odd, but was sure they would close the park if anything was dangerous – right?
At the top of the hill, I found they simply closed the road. It seemed like the blizzard in the note. I turned around after some quick shots – it was thrilling to be in the middle of it, but disconcerting to travel down a mountain that was slick and icy.
So it appears I am headed south to San Francisco – the closest place with decent weather.