The Land of the Volcanoes

Photographing Lassen, Crater Lake, and Mt. Hood areas in northern California and Oregon.

Lassen, Crater Lake, and Shasta

Dormant volcanos and other legacy of past volcanic activity is visible all over northern california and the Pacific Northwest. Some of the more scenic national parks in the area have landscapes shaped by volcanoes. This summer, I visited a couple of these places: Lassen National Park, Crater Lake National Park, and the area around Mt. Shasta. These places are breathtaking. Here are some of my favorite shots from these places.

Map of northern California and southern Oregon.

Map of northern California and southern Oregon showing various areas with volcanic legacy.

Photo of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

A view of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Photo of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

A view of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Photo of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

A view of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Photo of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

A view of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Photo of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

A view of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Photo of Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Mountains looking south from Crater Lake rim. Summer.

Photo of the crescent moon from Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Crescent moon. Summer.

Photo from Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Mountains looking south from Crater Lake rim. Summer.

Photo of the crescent moon from Crater Lake National Park. Summer.

Mountains looking west from Crater Lake rim. Summer.

Photo of Lassen Peak from Manzanita Lake after a thunderstorm. Summer.

Lassen Peak reflections in Manzanita Lake after a thunderstorm. Summer.

Photo from Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

A cascade on Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

Photo from Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

A cascade on Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

Photo from Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

A cascade on Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

Photo from Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

A cascade on Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

Photo from Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

A cascade on Kings Creek in Lassen National Park. Summer.

Photo of Mt. Hood. Summer.

Mt. Hood. Summer.

Photo of Milky Way over Mt. Hood. Summer.

Milky Way over Mt. Hood. Summer.

Photo of Mt. Shasta from Lake Siskiyou. Summer.

Mt. Shasta at sunset from Lake Siskiyou. Summer.

Photo of the middle waterfall among McCloud Falls. Summer.

Middle waterfall among the three McCloud Falls south of Mt. Shasta. Summer.

Photo of McArthur-Burney Falls. Summer.

McArthur-Burney waterfall near Lassen nd Mt. Shasta. Summer.

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