Northern California is home to stunning scenery, none more otherworldly than that of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Jagged rocks, crystal clear mountain lakes, fields of wildflowers and volcanoes -- yes, volcanoes -- are part of the eye-popping landscape you'll find on a visit to this California treasure.
The image at left shows a cloud of ash rising from the May 22, 1915 eruption at Lassen Peak.
A view of the May 22, 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak as seen from Red Bluff, California.
The image on the left shows Lassen Peak in 1915 with the Loomis Hot Rock in the foreground. The rock was ejected during the May 1915 eruption. At right, a photo from the same location in 1984 with new trees and the peak in the background.
This August 1914 images shows a Lassen Peak eruption from Little Hotsprings Valley.
This May 21-22, 1915 image provides a panoramic view of the cloud from a powerful eruption at Lassen Peak in Northern California.
A breathtaking view of Lassen Peak in Northern California. This photo was taken from the south at the summit of Brokeoff Volano.
This USGS map display some of the main features that dominate the natural skyline in and around Lassen National Park, including Lassen Peak.
This is Terminal Geyser, emitting steam in the Warner Valley area of Lassen National Park.
A view of Boiling Springs Lake in Lassen National Park. The soil around the lake appears red due to thermal activity.
A stunning turquoise-green pool of water above the Bumpass Hell hydrothermal area in Lassen National Park.
Ths is Bumpass Hell, a hydrothermal basin in Lassen National Park.
The striking blue waters of Cliff Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Alien world? No, this is Chaos Crags Volcano above Crags Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
A view of Upper Twin Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Crumbaugh Lake Lassen Volcanic National Park is seen from the trail to Bumpass Hell from Kings Creek Picnic Area just past Cold Boiling Lake.
Big Bear Lake in pictured in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Summit Lake is pictured in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Kings Creek Falls is pictured in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Manzanita Lake as seen in fall, one of the sights in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Echo Lake offers a picturesque view in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
This is Mill Creek Falls, which drops 70 feet from a narrow chute in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
An aerial view of the crater on top of the Cinder Cone. The Painted Dunes are to the top left and the Fantastic Lava Beds are to the top right.
The base of the trail leading up Cinder Cone appears in this photo from Lassen Volcanic National Park.
U. S. National Park Service
Lassen Peak can be seen covered in snow beyond the red and brown Painted Dunes.
U. S. National Park Service
Red and orange colors of the Painted Dunes appears next to a grassy area as viewed from atop the Cinder Cone.