It's getting on summer time and you know what that means — time to plan some vacations! One of my favorite places in the whole wide world is Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. It's got boiling mud pits, sulfery pools, and an active volcano, all less than five hours from San Francisco! It makes a great weekend hiking getaway, and you can rent a house up there that'll sleep many (like 13!) for $300/weekend. I tell you this because I got a brochure today in the mail from the people I've rented from twice before, McGovern's Mt. Lassen Vacation Chalets. If you're looking for some good outdoor hiking fun, and an alternative to the crowds of Yosemite, Lassen's your park, and McGovern's chalets offer clean, cheap, and close access to some really spectacular sights.