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Lassen Volcanic National Park; a complete hiker's guide.

9780899974705

Lassen Volcanic National Park; a complete hiker's guide.

White, Mike.

Wilderness Press

2008

285 pages

$17.95

Paperback

GV199

Like most national parks, visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park tend to congregate on one specific area without exploring the rest of the terrain. This guide, in its updated fourth edition, gives details and instructions for 95 day hikes and backpacking trips to fully explore the park. Hikes are classified from easy to strenuous, and many are in wilderness areas. Hikes are grouped by geographic area; each listing includes the elevations, open season, trail use, appropriate USGS map, introduction, direction to trailhead, and short description of the hike. A basic map is provided for each one, as is camping information for longer routes. Extensive introductory sections describe the history, flora and fauna, geology, and climate of the park, information on backcountry travel, and a road log, while appendices include a features chart for the hikes presented, animal concerns, nonprofit groups associated with the park, and a guide to websites and phone numbers for information on the area.

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