Lassen Trail Challenge Kicks off on National Get Outdoors Day
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, 530-595-6102
MINERAL, CA - Lassen Volcanic National Park is encouraging safe outdoor adventures with its second annual Explore Safely Trail Challenge. “The challenge is a great way for visitors to learn more about preparedness and awareness of risk through outdoor activity in their national park,” said Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. Participants who complete the challenge will receive a free bandana featuring the Explore Safely logo.
For more information about the Explore Safely Trail Challenge, please visit go.nps.gov/exploresafely or contact the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at (530) 595-4480 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Did You Know?
The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.