Lassen is home to lava plateaus, boiling mudpots, sulfurous gases and many other geothermal features. Students on this trip practice leave-no-trace ethics while exploring the park. Your first night will be at a designated campground to review camping skills before heading into the backcountry. The moderate hiking trails will lead you to serene lakes and beautiful surroundings.
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- For more info on Lassen Volcanic National Park visit: http://www.nps.gov/lavo/
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- Hiking Boots: make sure they are comfortable, sturdy, and broken-in. Good ankle support is critical.
- Sleeping bag: Synthetic. No cotton bags. Must be rated to 30° or colder. equipment into kayaks, Paddle to a boat-in beach campground to stay the next two evenings.
- Sleeping pad: Ensolite or Thermarest (closed-cell foam)
- Backpack 4,000 – 5,000 cubic inch capacity- internal frame preferred. (should fit all your personal gear with space for group gear and food)
- 2 one liter water bottles (Nalgenes, Sports Drink Bottles, etc.) If you choose to bring a camelback, that’s great but please still bring one water bottle as well.
- Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries, size AA or AAA.
- Small Mug/Cup, Bowl and Spoon (sturdy plastic Tupperware works great)
- Large heavy duty trash bag (compactor bags work best) or rain cover for your pack and gear
Clothing: Upper Body
- Long underwear top (synthetic/polypropylene)
- 2-3 t-shirts (non cotton preferred)
- Mid-weight fleece/wool shirt
- 1 heavy-weight fleece jacket/wool sweater (should be able to be worn over your mid-weight layer)
- 1 waterproof rain jacket (with hood)
Clothing: Lower Body
- 1 pair long underwear bottoms (synthetic/polypropylene)
- 3 pairs underwear
- 1 pair nylon shorts
- 1 pair fleece or wool pants for cold weather (no cotton sweat pants)
- 1 pair lightweight pants- nylon wind pants work great.
- 1 pair rain pants (waterproof layer)
- 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks for hiking
- Optional: 1 pair Polypropylene thin liner socks (recommended for those who are new to hiking and not sure if they are fine without them — they help prevent blisters)
Personal Camping Gear
- In camp shoe: old sneakers work best — no flip flops please.
- Lightweight gloves (wool, polyester, or polypropylene).
- Sun hat (baseball cap or broad-brimmed hat).
- Warm hat (wool or fleece, not cotton).
- 1 extra medium stuff sack, for storing food.
- Personal hygiene items, toothbrush, toothpaste (travel size).
- 1 bandana or washcloth for personal hygiene use.
- Sunglasses (with retention strap), sunscreen and lip balm – sunscreen and lip balm should be at least SPF 30.
- Eyewear: Glasses (w/ hard protective case), extra contact lenses, contact solution (travel size), contact case.
- Extra supply of prescription medications (i.e. asthma inhalers)
- $20 cash for one meal and snacks on the road.
- Optional: 1 extra stuff sack.
- hacky-sack, playing cards, notebook/pen, camera (be aware, digital cameras do not handle water and sand well. If you would like to bring a camera, waterproof disposable cameras are the best for a trip like this)
- Separate small duffel labeled with your name and safely stored on campus until your return.
- Clean change of clothes.
- Any paperwork needed for move-in.
- Other toiletries needed upon return (medicines, shampoo, soap, lotion).
Please Do Not Bring
- Electronics: I-PODS, Cell Phones, CD Players, etc. (phones approved for use in car ride only
- Perfume / Cologne
- Other expensive items you would be upset to lose or have break.