Field Seminars and Workshops 2018

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July 14th 10:30-1:30

Join Tracy Salcedo, author of Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park, this summer for a walk-and-talk hike to Mill Creek Falls.

Mill Creek Falls is the highest waterfall in the park with a drop of 75 feet. It is at the junction of East Sulphur and Bumpass creeks. Because of the surrounding forest and rugged terrain there are only two or three points from which it can be photographed.

The trail descends to the crossing of West Sulphur Creek, crosses an open hillside and follows through forested areas to the falls. Deer are likely to be seen as well as a variety of birds. Mulesears is the common wildflower that covers the open hillside and usually is in full bloom by July. Many other wildflowers, including the blue and white stickseed, can be seen. There are good views of Brokeoff Mountain and Mt. Diller.

Salcedo will share her insights into best hikes and best hiking practices in the park. The hike is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $10 and you can sign up online at lassenassociation.org or call 530.595.4464.  Kids under 10 are free.

* Please note that pets are not permitted on trail

July 21, 2018   9AM-12PM

Location:  Meet at the Kings Creek Picnic Area 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Plein Air means painting on location.  This 3 hour course will be geared towards the beginner who may have never painted with watercolor before but any level of painter is welcome.  Children 10 and up are able to attend class with parent participation.  This class will cover how to choose what to paint from the overall view, basic techniques such as painting with washes, applying and lifting paint, spatter, and detail work.  When you're done, you go home with a work of art painted by you!   This will be a fun class for anyone interested in trying their hand at watercolor painting!  Laughter and fun encouraged as you paint!




August 11th time 4-6PM

 Join Tracy Salcedo, author of Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park, this summer for a walk-and-talk hike around Manzanita Lake. 

This easy trail winds gently around Manzanita Lake and is an ideal choice for families or others unable to hike on difficult terrain. Well shaded by looming Jeffrey pines and bordered by lush willows, this trail offers a welcomed respite from the heat of the day. As the trail wanders along the shoreline numerous openings offer hikers an opportunity to spot ducks, geese and the occasional muskrat and beaver. The surrounding forest also offers birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts opportunities to catch glimpses of woodpeckers and deer. 

Salcedo will share her insights into best hikes and best hiking practices in the park. The hike is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $10 and you can sign up online at lassenassociation.org or call 530.595.4464.  Kids under 10 are free.

* Please note that pets are not permitted on trail



Nature Photography Workshop with Terry Nathan




September 21st-22nd


Terry Nathan Photography Workshop: park road photo tour 

In this two-day photography workshop, we will use Lassen Volcanic National Park’s stunning landscape and diversity of ecosystems to improve our skills making photographs. By combining in-class and hands-on photography experiences in the park, we will learn about compositional principles that will enable us to make more compelling photographs of wildflowers, geologic features, and grand mountain views. The workshop will consist of a two-hour in class presentation on the principles of lighting and composition, a five-hour hands-on field excursion, and a post photo-shoot critique session.

What to Bring

All types of cameras are welcome. Bring plenty of water, backpack, lunch, extra food, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, rain gear for you and gear.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes/boots, layers of light and loose clothing. Small folding chair is optional.

    Considerations

Lecture will be at 5,000 feet elevation and above; Weather extremes and rapidly changing conditions may exist; exercise caution with exposure to the elements. Unfavorable or dangerous weather conditions may cancel the course. Light rain will not cancel. The course itinerary is tentative and may change due to weather conditions, participants’ experience levels, and accessibility to resources, etc.





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