Yes, week 8 1/2. This is because my town stops are not exactly aligned with the weeks I have been on the trail. Maybe week 9 will be more accurate.
I am still hiking south back to the Sierra, so it was time to say good-bye to the views of Mt. Shasta and hello to the views of Mt. Lassen.
To celebrate the 4th of July, I hiked through Lassen Volcanic National Park, a very lovely park.
More beautiful views and trail coming up on the way to Sierra City.
Sunset view of Mt. Shasta from the Hat Creek Rim.
Cowboy camping on the Hat Creek Rim at the old communication tower. No need for tents with no insects!
Mt. Lassen seen just below entering the national park.
Pretty cascade on the way to Belden. The trail descended a long way down a valley with rivers and streams.
Single lane bridge into Belden, a very small old mining town on the Feather River. The trail goes right over the bridge.