July 19, Saturday, Lassen VNP Native Plant Hike from Hat Creek to Dersch Meadows. This hike will start at Hat Creek and follow the trail up to Paradise Meadows and Terrace Lake and then drop down to Shadow Lake, Cliff Lake, and on to Dersch meadows. This is a strenuous 7-mile hike with a 1500' elevation gain, starting at 6400' and climbing to 7900 ft, but well worth the effort. We will take a steady but leisurely pace. This hike will have an emphasis on the trees and plants of the area. Paradise Meadows should be full of wildflowers. Meet in the Mt. Lassen Visitor Center parking lot at 9 am. For those wanting to carpool from Redding, meet at the Mt. Shasta Mall Parking lot near Chase Bank at 8 am. Bring plenty of water and a lunch. Limited to twenty participants. To RSVP and to answer questions call David Ledger at 355-8542.