The residual effects of our very long and wet winter are still apparent on many local trails. I hiked the mountain-bike loop at Bucks Summit last weekend and encountered a number of snow patches, downed trees and muddy spots. It was all passable on foot, but a trip by bicycle would be another matter.
By the time you read this, the main road through Lassen Volcanic National Park will be open. Park officials expected to open it Saturday, July 16. They also anticipate opening Summit Lake and Juniper Lake campgrounds soon. As of last week, the road to Juniper Lake was still covered with snow.