Now that we've been challenging ourselves on some longer, steeper trails, it's nice to have a water bladder to help stay hydrated. Yes, I'll admit I was swayed by the fact that it's purple (it comes in 6 different colors to choose from), but I like how it contours to the body and has plenty of compartments.
I know this baby will be what helps me get up Lassen Peak (when we finally get up the courage to hike that beast of a trail) and I look forward to bringing it with me on all my future hiking adventures!
I waited far too long to purchase a proper hiking hat!
Up until now, I've gotten by with a regular baseball cap and mostly no hat at all, but hiking in the summertime definitely requires some better coverage. After getting sunburned on my neck for the last time, I hit Amazon and ordered a cute new sun hat.
Why in the heck did I wait so long?! The 360 coverage is awesome, it comes in 6 different colors (I ordered it in purple), it's totally inexpensive, and the best part is my ponytail can have free reign out the back!
Here is the link for the hat and you can check out my Gear page for my backpack and shoes.
I can confidently say that the Juniper Lake Campground is the prettiest spot to pitch your tent that I've seen in Lassen so far! For $12 per night, how can you go wrong with a gorgeous view of the lake and Lassen Peak right across from your picnic table?
The sign says it's called Mt. Harkness Campground, but according to the internet there is no such thing. Don't let that stop you, though, here's the link to Lassen's page with more info about this beautiful campground.