Earlier this week, an early-season storm blanketed the high-elevation areas of Northern California, including a nice dusting of snow in Lassen Volcanic National park. The snowfall accumulation was enough to close the park’s highway.
Now, after a two-day closure, the highway has reopened, giving visitors a rare experience of seeing Lassen destinations covered in September snow.
The National Park Service announced the reopening of the highway on Thursday:
As of Friday, most of the snow in the park had already melted, except for the dusting on Lassen Peak. Park officials recommended visitors try the Lassen Peak trail by using waterproof footwear, carrying trekking poles or traction devices, and dressing in layers. It’s certainly a rare opportunity for a early-season snow hike. Learn more about the Lassen Peak Trail here.
Hopefully more storms will be on the way soon!