Lassen National Park is one of secret landscapes of the American West. The last of the first volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain Range, Mt Lassen has a character all to it's own. Because of its location in the middle of the Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, the Central Valley, and the Great Basin of Nevada the park supports a diverse mixture of flora and fauna. Rising 10,457 feet above the Sierras, Mt Lassen the largest of the plug dome volcanos, last erupting in 1915. Until Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, Lassen Peak was the only active volcano in the continental United States. With a long and interesting volcanic history, Lassen Park contains nearly every type of volcanic feature known and is unmatched in its variety from fumeroles, to mud pots, boiling lakes. Yet with all this destruction there is a the resurrgance of life. With photography, I attempt to capture the juxtipostion.

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