Required R&R: Lassen Volcanic National Park

In the fall of 2016, the CEO of my company required everyone take 5 days in a row off, fully paid, for Labor Day. Required vacation? I couldn't pack my bags fast enough. 

My partner works in the outdoor business and his time off is actually slightly more limited when it comes to last-second trips. Luckily we were both able to sneak away for a week in the wild.

Here's what we did with our mandatory "rest & relaxation."

Peering at Mt. Lassen, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Peering at Mt. Lassen, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Traversing the rim of Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Traversing the rim of Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Scooting down Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Scooting down Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Painted Dunes and the Fantastic Lava Beds, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Painted Dunes and the Fantastic Lava Beds, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Summit approach, Mount Lassen

Summit approach, Mount Lassen

Summit reflection, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Summit reflection, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mt. Lassen summit, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mt. Lassen summit, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Overnight hammocking at Hooker Lake, Lassen Volcanic National park

Overnight hammocking at Hooker Lake, Lassen Volcanic National park