Went out West to do some hiking then see the Reno Air races, but the tragic crash altered those plans so we headed back to Lassen. This is one of the most impressive places I've hiked. The Cinder Cone is a dormant volcano, last erupted in the late 1600's. The remaining cone is ~800 ft high and is surrounded by sparsely vegetated cinder fields and lava flows. You hike 2+ miles through pine, then come out to this desolate grey field w/ the enormous cone. Then once at the top, there is a crater that is maybe ~180 ft deep. The hike up the actual cone was interesting..and work. Pics just do not do this place justice.