The day after Drakesbad we drove through Mt. Lassen Nat'l Park and we would recommend that as well. Breathtaking views of snow covered mountain peaks (photos to come.) Just a week before we came through the road through the park had been closed due to snow. At several of the pull outs we could make snow balls. We made a couple short hikes - Sulphur Spring (smelly!) and another through the "devastated area" where there were many signs explaining the aftermath of the 2 large volcanic eruptions in 1915. If you find yourself in Northern California we highly recommend this park!