15 Vintage Photos of Our Astonishing National Parks

Lassen Volcanic National Park | California

There are plenty of reasons to visit the Lassen Volcanic National park, chief among which is the fact that that you won’t have to worry about volcanic activity. The last time Mount Lassen was active was between 1914 and 1921, after all.

We think the picture above is particularly stunning because, at first glance, viewers might believe they’re looking at an out of focus patch of forestry. In actuality, the dark formation coming from the peak of the mountain is actually lava flow from a brief eruption in 1915.

Do you want another reason why you should visit? This northern Californian slumbering volcano is the largest plug dome volcano in the world.

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