Thursday, September 8, 2011

Only one kid beat me to the top...

...of the Cinder Cone trail, found in the remote eastern edge of Lassen National Park. In the photo above, you can see the ant-sized hikers on their way to the summit from our vantage point on the rim

TSG was rather surprised to encounter a huge contingent of grade schoolers from Merced, CA out on a early-session field trip (only a small group shown here).  They were a motley bunch, and only one of them was able to surpass TSG's scorching pace up the cone's face.   (Truth be told, we weren't in the race for the glory, but only for a chance to have the rim to ourselves for just a minute or two...)

Anywho, TSG was quite happy to share the top o' the cone with the kids
as they ended up being quite well behaved.