It had been a year since we traveled and used our travel trailer. We decided to take our trailer and drive to Lassen National Park. It is in Northern California. We drove to the south side. It is a volcano park. The volcano erupted in 1915. It is tall now (the mountain) and has lots of trees. We had a reservation for one of the campgrounds. We pulled up to the booth, with a lady inside. They charge $10 to enter the park. She said “You can only go 7 miles because the road is closed.” We told her we had a reservation for the campground. “Well that campground is at the North side of the park. You will have to drive to the other side of the park which will be a 2 hour drive.
That totally sucked. We drive some more, and it took a long time. I saw this truck with beer bottles painted on it.
So we drove and drove and got to the other side. We got to the entrance and the lady said the road was closed 10 miles ahead. We did get to go to the campground, but we didn’t get to see any of the volcanic stuff like bubbling mud pots and steaming vents. The road was covered with snow. We drove to the park where the road was blocked. There was a beautiful lake at the turn around point.
We got out of our vehicle and looked at the lake.There was some snow on the ground. The mountain gets higher in altitude so I guess the snow blocks the road. Uncle Sam does not plow the road, probably costs too much to open the road, easier to charge $10 to people to enter the park, but you can’t see what is in the park once you get in. They are too busy launching space shuttles and outer space telescopes, to pay for a plow to open up a road in a park.
The lake was pretty, but not worth $10 to see.
There are lots of trees to see. I took a picture of one.