Hat Creek Cabin
North of Mt. Lassen

Hat Creek is a creek running along the highway north of the Mt. Lassen Volcanic Park entrance. It is also the name of a very small town situated on the creek, about an hour and a half from Redding. We stayed in a wonderful little cabin on eight acres, just off of the creek. This is the view out the front window.

Hat Creek Cabin view
View out of Hat Creek cabin window

I actually chopped some firewood for the wood-burning stove using the axe and logs in the picture. We harvested some corn from the dying plants out in front, and it was pretty good! The cabin was a perfect place to relax with a book.

Reading a book

The cabin had all the comforts of home, including indoor plumbing, electricity, wood stove, and microwave. There was no phone or TV, but we didn't want those things anyway.

We were told by the locals that Hat Creek was pretty good for fishing. The creek was about 100 feet away from the cabin. A trail leading from the back deck took us to a row of trees lining the creek. We tried our luck but didn't catch anything, nor did we see any fish in the 20-foot-wide rushing water. But we still had a good time.

View out back door

There was a small storm the first night. We could hear the pitter-patter of drops on the roof above. The same storm left a dusting of snow in the mountains, which made our hikes more pleasant over the next few days.

The next morning, we had breakfast and then made the short drive north to Burney Falls.

Next: Burney Falls

©2005 Gray Chang