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 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.