Arriving on Saturday morning, we visited with some friends then took off on skis along the closed park road towards Sulphur Works
With the storms on the way i didn't expect blue sky, but it was warm and beautiful
Approaching Sulphur Works.
Lassen is still a very active geothermal area and the Sulphur Works fumaroles were gurgling and steaming away.
Every time we visit they are different.
On the other side of the road is a boiling mud pit. This didn't exist last time we visited (3-4 years ago?). It is *right* up against the road - I'm surprised the road has survived.
The bouling mud pit is behind the fence on the left foreground- you can see how close to the park road it is! Also, the park road is almost melted out through here due to the heat - the rest of the park has several feet of snow covering it.
The park road continues beyond sulphur works, but we turn around to head back and socialize.
We camped at the park entrance. Can't find the firepit under the snow, so we brought our own.
Sitting around in the snow - our kitchen is the top of the bear box that someone dug out.
And a nice fire to stay warm.
Sausage and eggs courtesy of mtnsteve.