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Revisit Lassen Peak Eruption (Aug 31 thru Sept 2 - Labor day weekend)

posted Jul 8, 2013, 10:02 PM by Vivek Sharma   [ updated Jul 8, 2013, 10:12 PM ]
On May 22, 1915, a tremendous volcanic explosion at Lassen Peak in northern California unleashed a 7-mile high mushroom cloud of hot gases and ash visible a hundred fifty miles away.  A surge of superheated ash and pumice swept down the northeast flank of the volcano, destroying everything in its path.

Just over 98 years later, Troop 57 will visit the scene of this eruption and explore the volcano and its effects on the land. We’ll visit a 1300-foot-long lava tube that carried lava from earlier eruptions; we’ll hike the Lassen Peak trail and view the results of the most recent eruption; and we’ll visit a boiling lakebubbling mudpots, and roaring fumaroles (gas vents), that attest to the on-going volcanic activity just below the otherwise calm forest! [Flyer]