Lassen Peak and Chaos Crags

Lassen, NP in early autumn

I’ve explored Lassen, NP mostly in the summer, but this year my Dad and I went for a long weekend towards the end of September. Not only were there less people at the park, but some of the fauna were noticeably absent. The ones that didn’t migrate to south or lower elevations were frantically trying to get ready for the coming winter. I brought along my Kayak and that enabled me to get close to some of the wildlife, as well as new perspectives of the lake and mountains.  I loved the changing colors of the trees and surrounding foliage. A lonely but special time in Lassen.

Olympic NP

It had been many years since I visited this National Park in the northwest, I was just a little child then. I did remember the overwhelming green, and the ancient feel of the rainforest. Viewing the Park through adult eyes allowed me to see and capture some of this Park’s beauty that escaped my notice before.