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Lassen Trip 2013

Day 2 of 4

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Sunday, July 14th
Kings Creek Falls and Sifford Lake

We woke up at 5:30am to the sound of other campers talking. They weren't talking that loudly, but a tent wall isn't a great barrier to sound. It was still a bit cold, but it warmed up quickly later in the morning. We saw that many people were packing up to leave, since this was Sunday morning.

We stopped by the store for some ice and firewood. You can also collect downed wood in the area for campfires. The store sells basic supplies. There are also showers and laundry available.

After breakfast, we drove along the main park road, seeing the affects of the 2012 Reading Fire. Swaths of trees were burned (still standing) to various degrees, north of Summit Lake. We continued past Summit Lake and inadvertently passed the Kings Creek trailhead. I stopped in a pullout and took some pictures of the beautiful meadow just past the trailhead. Then we doubled back and parked at the trailhead, hiking to Sifford Lake.

Meadow just past Kings Creek trailhead

Meadow just past Kings Creek trailhead

After the hike, we drove back, had some ice cream at the store (I think it's open until 8pm), then later dinner and campfire s'mores. It was decidedly warmer this night, and while there were definitely fewer people in camp tonight, the D-loop was still probably about 3/5ths full, a bit more than I was expecting with the next day being a weekday.


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