Trailhead Tales



Lassen National Volcanic Park
Trailhead Tales
by Jim Broshears, APRIL 14, 2017

Crystal Lake

Lassen National Park is one of the best kept secrets in the National Park system. It may be hard to call a place that has over 400,000 visitors a year a secret but compared to Yosemite’s 2.5 million and the 9.4 million visitors to Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the numbers are relatively small. Lassen Peak and the associated thermal activity...
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Selecting hiking boots and shoes
Trailhead Tales
by Jim Broshears, DECEMBER 20, 2016



In order to be prepared to shop for hiking shoes or boots, you need to be able to answer the following questions. How are you going to use the shoe/boot? Do you want waterproof or ventilated? Do you want low, mid or high boot? Is your foot wide or narrow? And what size do you normally wear? Let’s start with...
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