Mountain Affairs
Lassen Park, Chester/Lake Almanor, Westwood, to Indian Valley

Countdown to the 100th Anniversary of the Eruption of Lassen Peak

May 22, 2015

​On May 22, 1915, an explosive eruption at Lassen Peak, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, devastated nearby areas and rained volcanic ash as far away as 200 miles to the east. This explosion was the most powerful in a 1914-17 series of eruptions that were the last to occur in the Cascades before the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Lassen Peak is the largest of a group of more than 30 volcanic domes erupted over the past 300,000 years in Lassen Volcanic National Park.”  http://www.nps.gov/lavo
Honoring this event 100 years later is our vision for the Lassen-Feather River History Month this coming May.  See Details Here.

Lassen-FEather River History Loop

Do the Loop!  Drive the scenic highways linking Lassen Park with Highway 70's spectacular Feather River Canyon.  You will follow an ancient trail through the land of the Mountain Maidu Indians and pass through the old Gold Rush and lumber towns of Chester, Westwood, Greenville, Crescent Mills and Taylorsville.  The mountain landscape, rugged and uniquely beautiful, abounds with Maidu stories.  See the park, see the canyon and see the enchanted world that lies between them!  Get the map here or below!

Relax

Spend your weekend or vacation on our mountian and take advantage of the hospitality provided by the Lodging providers of Lake Almanor, Chester, Canyon Dam, Greenville and Indian Valley.

PLAY

Shop

Gain a new perspective. Experience the unique shops and boutiques of our area. Treat yourself to the friendly and experienced staff and owners of a variety shops including specialty gifts, home decor, original art, clothing, jewelry, antiques, books, jewelry, gourmet and organic foods, kitchen ware, toys, log furniture, local knits and hand-dyed yarn.

May 1 - May 31

History Tours & Treasures!
Set your sights on the month of May for an explosive amount of learning and fun!  Make plans to visit our communities.  Each weekend will be filled with activities, tours and events extending from Lassen Volcanic National Park through these communities of  Feather River country: Chester, Westwood, Greenville, Crescent Mills & Taylorsville.
  
What are some of the things to do & see in May?
A 1940’s Night at a Museum • Historical Walking Tours  • USGS Lecture Series  • History Presentations • Scavenger Hunts • Tour of Devastated Area from Lassen Peak Eruptions • Century Bike Ride  • Children’s History & Geology Activities  •  Craft Fair  •  Vehicle Free Day at Lassen Park • Nature Walks  •  Museum Displays Honoring over 200 years of Logging, Ranching, Mining & Maidu Indian History • Gem Display • USGS Lecture Series • Art Shows  • Dances, Games and much, much more.   

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Event Calendar

If you would like to submit your event to this Calendar please post the information about it on our Facebook page.  
For additional information about our area and other Calendar of Events visit our local Chambers of Commerce & Plumas Arts:

Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce
Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce
Plumas Arts
Plumas Tourism Council
A special thank you to Feather Publishing, the definitive source for Plumas County News, for their sponsorship of our Mountain Affair Events.