Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: July 12, 2022

As we left the KOA Campground to head to Nevada, I checked that the campfire was out and saw a head stick out of a hole next to the firepit. Out came a good-sized lizard. As I drove on SR 44 just west of Lassen Volcanic National Park, I pulled over and we hiked the .6-mile Interpretive Reforestation Trail. At this site after all the trees had been cut down in 1994, 135,000 ponderosa pine trees were planted and will be cut down in 2042. This was a planned restoration site to replenish the trees previously removed. The kiosk signage explains the process. The trail was quiet, flat, and shady as the Ponderosa and Jeffrey pine trees were not near mature height. I found lots of giant pinecones.  

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