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Special Events at Lassen Volcanic National Park for Summer 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Highlights of Events at Lassen Park for 2014

 

Make your Plans to Hike the Lassen Peak Trail

 

Hiking Lassen PeakThe Lassen Peak trail is in its last year of a 2.5 million dollar trail  restoration project spanning over 5 years. It will be open to hike to the top of Lassen Peak on 6 weekends during the summer of 2014.

Once the snow is gone for the winter the first 1.3 miles of the Lassen Peak trail is hike-able to Grandview.  The trail is open past Grandview on the following dates:

The first weekend the trail is open to the Peak is Father’s Day Weekend  Friday June 13th – Sunday June 15th.

The trail will be open for Independence Day Weekend from Thursday July 3- Monday July 6.

The trail will be open for the Full moon in August from Friday, August 8th – Monday, August 10th.  The full moon is August 10th.

Labor Day Weekend from Friday August 29th – Monday September 1st.

The trail will be open during Public Lands Day, Sept. 27th.  The trail will be accessible from  Friday Sept. 26th – Sunday, September 28th.

The 27th will be a fee free entrance day to Lassen Park as well as the 4th Art & Wine Festival at the Kohmane Visitor Center.

The last opportunity to hike the peak in 2014 will be Columbus Day Weekend Friday, October 10- Monday , October 13.

Because of the popularity of this trail it is advised to plan for an earlier start if at all possible.

The Reach the Peak project began in 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in 2014.  For details on trail improvement  and progress to date check the park website.   The park has produced a  Short Video on Lassen Peak  showing some of the great views, pictures of Lassen Peak erupting and highlights of the restoration project.

 

3rd Annual Dark Sky Festival  August 1-3rd

 

Bumpass-Hell-viewing-Lassen-and-Milky-WayThis is a celebration to showcase the Dark Sky over Lassen Park.  This will give you an opportunity to learn more about our Dark Skies and the great resource they are.  You will learn little ways to help save this resource you may not have thought of.

There will be activities during the day and into the evening.  Telescopes will be set up at Bumpass Hell parking area as well as other locations in the park.  Check back here later in the season for more details.  Basic video of event.

A complete schedule of events will be available early July at the park website go.nps.gov/darksky.

Some of the highlights from last year included a special Night Explorer patch for kids 5 to 12.  The patch is earned by completing activities in the Night Explorer workbook.  The workbook is available at both the Loomis Visitor Center and the Kohm Yah-meh-nee Visitor Center.

A ranger led Solar System hike along the Mill Creek Falls Trail.  You will learn just how far apart the planets in our solar system are spaced.  Much more fun to learn about our solar system while on a beautiful hike that sitting in a classroom.

You will be able to enjoy great views of the Milky Way, with laser guided tours of constellations, as well as telescope viewing.

Last year the Astronomical Society of Nevada helped out with this event and they are scheduled to return.  One of their goals is to encourage, foster, conduct and support programs on astronomy and related sciences for the education and enlightenment of the general public.

NASA scientists were part of the program, teaching about the exciting field of astrobiology and Lassen’s role in the search for life.

Guest staying with us last year all raved about this program.  Make your plans to visit now.  Availability for lodging at the St. Bernard Lodge.

 

Special Programs for the Kids

junior rangerLassen Volcanic National Park offers several programs just for the kids and a few for the adults.  Lassen Park offers a junior ranger program, ranger led programs begin late June and run until early part of August.  Most of the programs are 45 minutes in duration and are held at Manzanita Lake, Devasted Area, Summit Lake, Sulphur Works and the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.  The exact schedule will be published in the park paper ” Peak Experiences” and later in the season can be found on the park website.

To get a head start print the Junior Ranger book now or it can be picked up at either visitor center in the park.  This version of the workbook is special, the front cover was designed by a local school student.

Lassen Park offers the Chipmunk Club for younger children.  The Lassen Volcano Club Card can be fun for all ages. To print the activity sheet.  Resources to help you complete the seven activities.

The National Park System has a way for you to become a Web Ranger from home.  Take a peek at the program now. This program is great for all ages and has interactive games, stories, and puzzles.  It lets you track your progress and earn awards while learning about out National Parks and Monuments.

Please check back often for more updates on special programs and events both at Lassen Park and Northern California near St. Bernard Lodge.  Our events page has other events scheduled in the area.  Room availability is just a click away.  We welcome your phone calls for general information on Lassen Park and the area surrounding St. Bernard Lodge.  Looking forward to hearing from you 530-258-3382.

 

 

Help Quincy, California Become the Coolest Small Town in America for 2013

Monday, February 11th, 2013

We are in the last few days of the 8th Annual Coolest Small Town contest held by Budget Travel.  This year has been the biggest contest to date.  There have been 924 nominations and 96,605 votes placed to select the top 15 towns.  Now Budget Travel is narrowing it down to the people’s choice of the top 10 Coolest Towns in America.  Voting will end Friday night February 15th at midnight EST.  You are allowed to vote once per day for your favorite small town in America.

To be part of this contest the Coolest Small Town must have a population below 10,000 and have “an edge and a heart”.  Budget Travel is looking for small towns across America that have that indescribable something like; independent shops, a sense of energy, an epic backyard, culture and of course delicious coffee.

Quincy, California is a great small town and fits the bill perfectly.  Population stands at 5,500 and Quincy serves as the County seat for the large and diversified County of Plumas.  Plumas County and Quincy sit in a wonderful hidden part of Northern California, 1 1/2 hours from Reno, NV and 2 hours from Tahoe.  Downtown Quincy is made up of a variety of independent shops, with merchants that enjoy sharing their knowledge of the area.  Main Street Quincy is decorated by a group of dedicated local merchants; in the summer beautiful hanging flower baskets, and during the holiday season decorated wreaths line the street.  A leisurely walking tour starts at the Plumas County Museum and wanders through town featuring murals and historic buildings.

Quincy has a strong art community with Plumas Arts, the historic Town Hall Theatre and the newly opened West End Theatre.

 

 

When visiting Quincy you can start your day off with great coffee at the Alley Cat Cafe, lunch at the Court House Cafe and dinner at Moon’s.  Cocktails and entertainment at Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge.  Some of the unique shops in Quincy include; Emily’s Garden, La Casa Bella Fine Furnishings, Village Antiques & Associates, Carey Candy Company, to name a few.

When you are ready to get out and explore the epic outdoors surrounding Quincy you may want to consider Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals or the Sierra Touring Company.  Plumas County is home to over 100 lakes, 1,000 miles of streams and numeroues waterfalls,and over 2,618 square miles of National Forest.  The Pacific Crest Trail runs close to Quincy and Lassen Volcanic National Park is a short drive north of Quincy.  Some of the best Fall Colors in California can be found in Quincy and the surrounding area as well as a great Barn Quilt Trail.

If you would like more information on the diversity of geography, attractions, lodging or history of the area please visit PlumasCounty.org.  Check the  65 comments posted by locals and visitors of Quincy made in support of Quincy, Ca being worthy of Coolest Small Town in America for 2013.

If you have not voted please do so now.  We are  looking forward to sharing our corner of the world with you.

Just to let you know these are the other towns competing with Quincy ; Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; Camden, Maine; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin; Flagler Beach, Florida; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Greenville, Kentucky; Gulf Shores, Alabama; Lititz, Pennsylvania; Put-in-Bay, Ohio;  Shepherdstown, West Virginia; Travelers Rest, South Carolina and Watkins Glen, New York.

 

I love Quincy because it’s one of the last small towns that hasn’t been “citified”. It is surrounded by pristine forest, secluded mountain lakes, 1000′s of miles of streams, with clean air, pure water, organic farms & ranches and you can still see the stars at night. - Emily Webb

Charming town in a gorgeous natural setting. All the outdoor activities your heart desires plus a vibrant arts community – galleries, live music, community theater – and every summer a world class music festival. Excellent locally owned eateries. Best of all, a diverse population of neighborly, welcoming people who work together to maintain the uniqueness of their beloved hometown. - Libbie Coleman

 

Website to vote:    budgettravel.com/contest/americas-coolest-small-towns-2013,14/

 

 

 

 

Where are you going be New Year’s Eve 2012?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Happy New Year

Ring in the New Year at the St. Bernard Lodge

 

Haven’t made plans yet to usher in 2013? Join us at the St. Bernard Lodge for a special New Year’s celebration.

Call us now at 530-258-3382 if you want to ring in the New Year with St. Bernard Lodge. Bring up to 22 of your favorite family and friends to celebrate the New Year.

St. Bernard Lodge New Year’s Package lets you book; two, three or four consecutive nights Friday Dec. 28th, 2012 thru Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013. Book the entire lodge for two nights and receive a 50% discount for the third and fourth nights lodging.

New Year's dinner with Family and Friends

Bring up to 22 of your family or friends.
Prime Rib Dinner New Year’s Eve
Champagne and appetizers at midnight to ring in the New Year
Breakfast served late New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day enjoy Chili, Cheese and crackers  with our compliments during the bowl games.

 

 

Pricing
$400 per night for 7 rooms for up to 22 guests plus $12.00 per person.

$28.00 per person for Prime Rib Dinner New Year’s Eve

Complimentary Champagne and appetizers at midnight

Breakfast New Year’s Day

Almost the End of the Year

 

Let the New Year Begin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start the Year Playing in the Snow

Other activities include snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snow play near the lodge or at Lassen Park.  Join in on Ranger-led snowshoe walks at Lassen Volcanic National Park Dec. 29th and 30th at 1:30 pm.  Meet at the Kohm Yah mah-nee Visitor Center.  If interested in a private group tour call 530-595-6132 to make arrangements.

Make your plans now.  Call us at 530-258-3382  to book St. Bernard Lodge for New Year’s.

New Year’s Eve booking requires a minimum two  night booking of the entire lodge and must be booked by phone.  Get your family and friends together and give us a call 530-258-3382.

Memorial Weekend Century Bike Ride Greenville, California

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Come Ride Your Bikes in Indian Valley!

 

 

by Jeff Titcomb on May 12th, 2012

Our 15th Annual Century Bike Rides are coming on May 26th! This is such a Great event for Greenville and the Indian Valley as well as Genesee. If you’ve never been the route takes you out through the quaint, scenic areas of Indian Valley on lightly traveled roads, that pass through farm and ranch lands, with horses, goats, and cattle. This May looks to be absolutely Beautiful, as always, and the weather looks Nice too. You have the choice of how far you go, so if you’re not up to the climb up and around Antelope Lake, you can stop at the Genesee Store and enjoy a Fabulous lunch prepared by Mr. Robert Meacher, that owns the Genesee Store and Loves to cook Great culinary dishes for his customers. You won’t be disappointed with the food, it’s always top notch! The run up and around Antelope Lake is so scenic and Beautiful that you almost have to ride the full way, just to see the Stunning scenery. Last year was a wet ride but still pretty, and as I came around the valley upon a long curve, and there were 2 horses standing under the apple trees just covered in wet apple blossoms. The image will always be imprinted in my mind as the specific Beauty associated with this place we call Indian Valley! The rides are affordable and we see many families coming to ride together. There are water stops along the way with treats, so you can rest and recharge some. Bring your camera and plan to have a Blast! You will take a ton of pictures and thouroughly enjoy yourself. We have lodging here in town if you need to stay and Anna’s Cafe is Open 7 days every week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, as well as Main Street Dinner House, and Mountain Valley Pizza. Evergreen Market has some wonderful Deli foods and obviously groceries too. Come to the mountains and ride in the shadow of the largest plug dome volcano in the world, and just ten minutes from Beautiful Lake Almanor! Greenville, and the Indian Valley Chamber Welcomes You to our Premiere Gateway Community to Lake Alamanor and Lassen Volcanic National Park! May 26, 2012.

St. Bernard Lodge has one room left for weekend.  Book for 25.26 and 27th get 50% off third night. If you cannot make this bike ride Chester has a ride June 16th and again Sept. 29th.  For details on these rides go to:  www.milehigh100.com. For more information on this ride or Greenville’s fall ride Oct. 6th go to: http://indianvalleychamber.snappages.com/

 

Feather River Video Contest

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

 

Feather River and Trains

Feather River and Trains

Feather River Video Contest

Purpose of  the Feather River Video Contest intends to promote the Feather River region and foster economic development through awareness and tourism. The goal of the contest is to encourage the production of videos that reflect the natural beauty and vibrant community that exists in the amazing place we are fortunate enough to call home. The contest is an initiative of Carrot Consulting with a $100 grant provide by Feather River Bread for the Journey for the prize money.

 

 

Contest Details
•Videos must be 3 minutes or less.

•Videos may be submitted by individuals, groups, organizations, or businesses.

•Videos must not contain any commercial businesses, industry names, brand names, product placement, endorsements, or trademarks.

•Videos may not be deleted or removed after the contest is over.

•Each entrant may submit up to two videos.

How to Enter
•Upload your video to YouTube, being sure to fill out the Title, Description, Tags, Category, and Map Location. (Learn more about that here.)

•Upload your video and submit your contest entry form by 5:00 pm PST, May 11, 2012.

Official Rules
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Videos must not contain any commercial businesses, industry names, brand names, product placement, endorsements, or trademarks. Video must contain a Title, Description, Tags, and Location. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements.

Judging
All eligible submissions will be judged through an online voting process. Anyone can vote but an individual is only permitted one vote. The voting will take place between May 14th and May 31st on www.QuincyCA.us. The video with the most votes by 5:00pm PST on May 31st will be deemed the winner. The prize will be split should a tie occur.

Prize
The first place winner will receive $100 in cash. The contest winner will be notified by phone or e-mail by June 4, 2012.

Questions?
Email Carrie!

Things are starting to happen in the North State.  Come visit St. Bernard Lodge, Lassen National Volcanic Park, Lake Almanor, Quincy and the Feather River Canyon.  Take some great video and possibly win $100.00.  Upcoming events in the area include: Taste Of Plumas April 15th, 20th Annual Cabin Fever Quilt Show April 21-21,  Red Bluff Round Up April 20- 22, free entrance to Lassen Park April 21-29th and Mother’s Day Brunch at St. Bernard Lodge May 13th.