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Explore Safely Trail Challenge

Explore Safely Trail Challengers
 

Take the Challenge to Explore Safely
The 2013 Trail Challenge kicked off on Saturday, June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. Participants obtained a brochure at an entrance station, the Loomis Museum, or the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Once they completed the challenge, participants took their brochure to the Loomis Museum or Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center to receive a free bandana. View the 2013 challenge brochure (1.5 MB, pdf)

Note - All of the commemorative bandanas for this year's challenge have been awarded to trail challengers.

 

Safety Notes
Here are a few of the many ways trail challengers helped to ensure their safety while hiking at Lassen:

  • Told people where we were hiking and when we would return
  • Stayed on the trail
  • Took breaks often
  • Finished before dark
  • Worse sturdy shoes
  • Brought clothes, food, and water
  • Brought a first aid kit
  • Wore sunscreen
  • Watched out for twigs and rocks that may trip you
  • Kept kids close by in hydrothermal areas
  • Did not wear flip flops on a rocky trail
  • Stayed on the boardwalk at Bumpass Hell
  • Read signs
  • Did not feed wildlife
  • Stretched
  • Stayed in the shade to avoid overheating
  • Brought headlamps for an afternoon hike
  • Wore a hat
  • Watched children when close to water
  • Brought snacks
  • Wore sunglasses
  • Parked outside the fog line near Bumpass Hell parking area (white line)
  • Talked to rangers about conditions before hiking
  • Attended a ranger-led program about trail safety
  • Watched out for loose rocks
  • Look out for hikers heading the other way on Lassen Peak trail
  • Used trekking poles for balance
  • Paced myself
  • Wore good shoes - not high heels!
  • Did not shortcut trails
  • Brought a map
  • Watched out for bees
  • Hiked with a buddy or in a group
 

2012 Challenge Participants
Congratulations to the nearly 1,000 hikers who completed Lassen's first Explore Safely Trail Challenge! The trail challenge encourages preparedness, awareness of risk, and safe outdoor adventure. Participants completed one of three challenge levels including: Explorer, Adventurer, and Trail Master. To celebrate the challengers' accomplishments in hiking safely, we've listed many participants and their challenge level below, as well as a number of safety notes explaining how they kept themselves safe while exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park.

View photos from the Explore Safely Trail Challenge.

 

Challenger Name

City, State

Challenge Level

Cherl Barber

Sacramento, CA

Trail Master

Claire Ames

Oakland, CA

Trail Master

Sou Saephan

Oakland, CA

Trail Master

Leslie & Jeff

Yuba City, CA

Trail Master

Alethea

Woodland, CA

Trail Master

C. Klubertanz

San Francisco, CA

Trail Master

Sebastian Lute

Belmont, CA

Trail Master

Peter Oel

San Francisco, CA

Trail Master

Sudhit Rao

Cupertino, CA

Trail Master

Abhinar Rao

San Jose, CA

Trail Master

Gigi Mahdiaon

Daly City, CA

Trail Master

Abe Guado

Daly City, CA

Trail Master

Becky Miller & Joel Cohen

Vallejo, CA

Trail Master

Steve Zachary

Red Bluff, CA

Trail Master

Shona Flake

Sacramento, CA

Trail Master

Jane Luckhardt

Sacaramento, CA

Trail Master

Scott Flake

Sacramento, CA

Trail Master

Ivan Ijzernan

Palo Alto, CA

Trail Master

Jon & Maryanne Pecaut

Redding, CA

Trail Master

Aaron Simons

Newmarket, Ontario

Trail Master

Liana Simons

Newmarket, Ontario

Trail Master

Robert Simons

Newmarket, Ontario

Trail Master

Linda & Tom Petrich

Walnut Creek, CA

Trail Master

Jon Petricy

Walnut Creek, CA

Trail Master

Ryan, Cathy & Emily Laughy

Shingletown, CA

Trail Master

Ved Sinha

Pleasanton, CA

Trail Master

Ram Subbaroxan

San Francisco, CA

Trail Master

Britta Homer & Family

England

Trail Master

Denyse Variaro

New York

Adventurer

Vincent

New York

Adventurer

Ea Variaro

Berkeley, CA

Adventurer

N. Franskin

Palo Alto, CA

Adventurer

Avelyn Gaskin

Palo Alto, CA

Adventurer

Eli Gaskin

Palo Alto, CA

Adventurer

Craig Wilson

Sacramento, CA

Adventurer

Jennifer Gaskin

Palo Alto, CA

Adventurer

Packroy Liao

Danville, CA

Adventurer

David Lucas

Lafayette, CA

Adventurer

Angela M. Lucas

Lafayette, CA

Adventurer

Marcus Latrance

Lafayette, CA

Adventurer

Tom Ruffin

Augusta, GA

Adventurer

Patricia Ruffin

Augusta, GA

Adventurer

Sara Simmonds

Los Angeles, CA

Adventurer

Bill Haffey

Roseville, CA

Adventurer

Mackenzie Danziger

Elk Grove, CA

Adventurer

Chandra Wright

Elk Grove, CA

Adventurer

Nicolas Family

Pleasanton, CA

Adventurer

Kuzmicn Family

Sacramento, CA

Adventurer

Colleen Lafferty

Reno, NV

Adventurer

John Livingston

Palo Cedro, CA

Adventurer

Yvette Findlay

Vancouver, WA

Explorer+

Art Hanley

Vancouver, WA

Explorer+

Lain Hanley

Vancouver, WA

Explorer+

Kirrin Peart

Bellingham, WA

Explorer+

Trixine Peart

Chico, CA

Explorer+

Tim Castelli

Wiltow, CA

Explorer+

Kevin Castelli

Wiltow, CA

Explorer+

Robyn Brown

Sunnyvale, CA

Explorer

Jonathan Rivera

San Carlos, CA

Explorer

Jason Sloan

San Francisco, CA

Explorer

Bonnie Chapman

Cloquat, MN

Explorer

Pat Chapman

Tarpon Sps, FL

Explorer

Wendy Bodily

Kaysville, UT

Explorer

Urusla Waldmann

Erlanger, Germany

Explorer

Jenny Cribbs

Point Reyes, CA

Explorer

Monica Delmartin

Lagunitas, CA

Explorer

Jasmine Smith and family

San Francisco, CA

Explorer

Yuchu Huang

Albany, CA

Explorer

Meiyi Chu

Berkeley, CA

Explorer

Jumeng Chi

Oakland, CA

Explorer

Tsnghsien Lin

Oakland, CA

Explorer

Denali Elsley

San Jose, CA

Explorer

Jasper Elsley

San Jose, CA

Explorer

Keagan Elsley

San Jose, CA

Explorer

Jenny Yu

San Jose, CA

Explorer

Philip Rich

Oakland, CA

Explorer

Mierk Schwabe

Berkeley, CA

Explorer

Bettina Alles

Germany

Explorer

Benjamin Schwabe

Berkeley, CA

Explorer

Anna Righero

Yuba City, CA

Explorer

Gabe Orvis

Longmont, CO

Explorer

Karrie Roth

Red Bluff, CA

Explorer

Woojong Ko-Keel

Herald, CA

Explorer

Bob Reel

Herald, CA

Explorer

Eric Schmitz

Pleasanton, CA

Explorer

Stephanie Betts

Palo Alto, CA

Explorer

Buckley Dowdle

Red Bluff, CA

Explorer

The Kim Family

Foster City, CA

Explorer

The Johnson Family

Woodland, CA

Explorer

The Garcia Family

Sacramento, CA

Explorer

Wedha Kini

Sunnyvale, CA

Explorer

Anath Kini

Sunnyvale, CA

Explorer

Krupa Kini

Sunnyvale, CA

Explorer

Anizudh Rao

San Jose, CA

Explorer

Naga Chandika

Cupertino, CA

Explorer

Spicciati Family

Fremont, CA

Explorer

Stella Panov

Cupertino, CA

Explorer

Liz Mattin

San Francisco, CA

Explorer

Allison McCarthy & Justin Vanderer

San Francisco, CA

Explorer

Dawn Porter

Mineral, CA

Explorer

Bauer Sabine, Wernes

Germany

Explorer

Robert & Maureen Eberle

Shingletown, CA

Explorer

Kathi Daughtry

Pacficia, CA

Explorer

Brett Daughtry

Pacficia, CA

Explorer

John Lynd

Morgan Hill, CA

Explorer

Elizabeth Koweur

Redding, CA

Explorer

Karen Perry

Redding, CA

Explorer

Nicholas Pester

S. San Francisco, CA

Explorer

Catherine Obillo

Daly City, CA

Explorer

Norland Obillo

Daly City, CA

Explorer

Laundy Daworu

Auburn, CA

Explorer

Rebecca Taber

Auburn, CA

Explorer

Patrick & Terrie Burns

Napa, CA

Exporer

Steve Knight

Carson City, NV

Explorer

Patty Knight

Carson City, NV

Explorer

Lili Adkins

Folsom, CO

Explorer

Dana Adkins

Folsom, CO

Explorer

Isaac Adkins

Folsom, CO

Explorer

Jeff Adkins

Folsom, CO

Explorer

Joel & Margaret Shannon

Houston, TX

Explorer

Lauryn Ping

San Jose, CA

Explorer

Marissa Ping

San Jose, CA

Explorer

Gloria Aristo

Redding, CA

Explorer

Angelo Aristo

Redding, CA

Explorer

Pete, Charlie, Trish, Cody & Conor Haggerty

Magalia, CA

Explorer

Manuel Manzano

Spain

Explorer

 
 

Did You Know?

President Roosevelt riding a horse

Lassen Volcanic National Park started as two separate national monuments designated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907: Cinder Cone National Monument and Lassen Peak National Monument.