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Winner Chosen in Annual Lassen Park Photo Competition

Hydrothermal Pools at Bumpass Hell
Oliver Wiegel

Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene Koontz has announced that the winning entry for the 2013 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest. The winning photo was submitted by Oliver Wiegel of Jacksonville, Florida. This magnificent photograph entitled, ‘Hydrothermal Pools at Bumpass Hell’ showcases Lassen Volcanic National Park and its awesome volcanic scenery.

The photo contest is held annually and is open to the public. The winning photograph was selected by park employees and volunteers from over 100 submissions.

For his photographic skills Wiegel received photo credit and a $50 gift certificate from the Lassen Association to use at one of the park bookstores, and the photo is now featured on the 2013 Lassen Annual Pass.

The photo contest for the 2014 Lassen Annual Pass will run again in the summer. Photographs may be submitted beginning May 1st and no later than September 9th, 2013.

Follow this link for more information on the park pass photo contest.

The $25 Lassen Annual Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase and is also honored at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.The 2013 pass is available for purchase at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center of the park or online through the park website at or

The Lassen Volcanic Annual Pass is part of the Federal Lands Recreation enhancement Act, which enables Lassen Volcanic National Park to retain 80% of the fees collected through the selling of passes and the collection of entrance fees.These funds pay for needed repairs and projects to improve visitor services and facilities.

For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-6100 or visit the park website at

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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