Travel Radio International's Patricia L. Lawrence joins park ranger Steve Zachary on a snowshoe expedition through Lassen National Park, home of Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in the world, which erupted in 1915 after awaking from a 27,000 year long slumber and sent volcanic ash 50,000 feet into the air.
Whether describing the park's complex ecosystem or the effect the eruption had on the formation of lakes and craters, Zachary's expertise coupled with Lawrence's inquisitive, congenial tone make for an engrossing and edifying listen.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is a year-round wonderland. The 13th park in the system, Lassen VNP has all four types of volcanoes within its boundary. In winter, vehicles giveway to snow shoes and cross-country skiis. Patricia Lawrence is on a snowshoe walk down the middle of the snow covered park road with naturalist Ranger Steve Zachary.