Me leading the way on our hike at Mount Lassen. I am furry, furry good at following trails. Mama says maybe I could get a job as a forest ranger trail guide!
Hiking Mount Lassen
Volcanic rocks and forest
Me a trail guide
Furstly, there are lots and lots of forest wildfires in almost all of the Northern California counties. We were not in danger, but you could see and smell the smoke in the air efurrywhere. It makes both the Moon and the Sun furry orange. Mama tried to get the super orange Sun early this morning, but the piccie does not do it justice:
Pawlease prays fur rain, rain, rain fur our burning and drought stricken state! Now fur our hike. Furst we hiked a part of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was an area that had a big fire in 2009 but is slowly coming back:
Black and burnt pine trees
Mount Lassen peak behind the ashy, smoking air
Then we went to a less dry area to check out the volcanic rocks. Did you know we were hiking on a volcano!?!
Volcanic mud spatter cones, it turns out, look a lot like giant cow pies. WOL!
Pretty Mossy Tree
Giant cow pies, errr, I mean ancient mud spatter. WOL!
Me teaching Nalle how to follow a trail
Nalle inspecting one of the many caves made by the spatter
The caves are made by hot, hot, hot lava flow
Nalle resting and looking pretty
I’m sure this one must be a bear cave!
Nalle and Me resting after our hikes on the coowoowoooool cement at the trailhead. It was only mid-day when we finished, but it was going to be over 100° later! Glad Mama gets us up before the Sun!
Me passed out in the car on the way back. Three days of pawesome hiking, and I’m one tired pup! Thanks fur joining us!