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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1B ..... = : .... < 5i < il; i AlthOugh not technically in Plumas County, Lassen dominates the northwestern horizon throughout the Lake Almanor basin. Rising 2,000 feet above surrounding terrain, Lassen is an active volcano that last erupted in 1917. Trailhead: Highway 89 summit parking area in Lassen National Park. The 2.3-mile trail gains 1,994 feet to the peak. Located within the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area, Spanish Peak's steep east face looks right into Meadow Valley and American Valley. Trailhead: Spanish Peak may be accessed from the Buck's Lake Road summit parking area or from Silver Lake, both of which are at the boundary of the wilderness area. The highest part of the Indian Face feature that makes up Keddie Ridge, Keddie Peak sits on the county line just south of Homer Lake, a sacred Maidu site. Trailhead: Just north of Greenville on Highway 89, take Old Haun Road north to Homer Lake and climb up from there. Arlington Heights towers dramatically above Crescent Mills and the south side of Indian Valley. Arlington Heights is sometimes mistaken for Mount Hough, it's nearby neighbor visible from the other side of the ridge. Trailhead: From Mount Hough, continue down the road a short distance north until the turnoff to Crystal Lake. Near there, a faint trail leads north- west toward the peak, or cross- country along the ridgeline for approximately a mile. Sitting right in the middle of Plumas County, Mount Hough boasts an active lookout and is the namesake for the Mount Hough Ranger District and Mt. Huff golf course. Trailhead: Mount Hough can be accessed by automobile, either south from Taylorsville or north from Quincy up Mount Hough Road. Living in the mountains, we're surrounded by peaks that serve as stately landmarks and prozride recreation. of h.igh points it regum, eral peaks promznence they shadow. provide 4 q t ! ! q The prominent peak of the Graeagle area, Eureka Peak sits in Eureka State Park above ] Johnsville and Eureka Lake, and has a rich history 1 in mining. Trailhead: County Road A-14 ends at the parking area for the Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl. From there, it's a 3-mile, 1,977 foot climb to the peak.