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Mount Harkness Summit - Lassen Volcanic National Park
Meet at Chico Park & Ride west lot (Hwys 32/99) in time to leave at 8 am. Bring light jacket, lunch, water, insect/sun protection, and money for ride sharing, and your Park Pass. For an alternate meeting place, call the leader. We will drive 65 miles to Chester, CA for a rest stop. From Chester we drive 12 more miles to the trailhead. The last .5 mi of the road to the trailhead is moderately steep and has a washboard surface. The hike to Mt. Harkness at 8,046 feet elevation is shorter in distance than to other major peaks in Lassen Park. See great panoramic vistas from the peak’s lookout tower. The gain in elevation hiked is 1,246 feet over a 1.9-mile trail. Hikers should be in good health since the 8.3% trail incline is moderately steep. Leader: Woody Elliott, email: [masked] Cell: (530)[masked]

Chico Park and Ride (CalTrans), lot closest to 99

Highway 32 & Fir Street · Chico, CA

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The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats; and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.

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Year round field trips,
Native plant sales,
Demonstration native plant gardens,
Monthly meetings featuring knowledgeable and interesting guest speakers,
Controlling invasive plants,
Conservation of rare native plants and habitats,
Educational outreach to school groups and adults at public events.

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