Specifically, Bumpass Hell!! With a name like, that the photographer in me puts the destination as my day one priority as Tom and I set out to photograph in Lassen Volcanic National Park. This park has taken its place in my top 5 parks and the photographs from this one hike will go a long way in explaining why.
So where did this name come from? Kendall Bumpass (November 6, 1809–1885) was a miner, mountaineer and guide. One day while giving a tour of the this area to some dignitaries he accidentally stepped into a scalding mud bank or pot hole. He burned one leg so badly that it had to be amputated. His life's ambition of turning this area into a tourist destination was dashed.