Neat local peak! I've been driving by and looking up for years...it's worth the jaunt to the summit. Amy and I hiked via Carter Creek with the dogs. Had a little rain, but not bad. Didn't see anyone along the way. The summit is rocky and above timberline, offering a nice vista of Almanor basin and Lassen Peak.
Woke up at the trailhead to light rain so slept in the tent until 8. Rain stopped, we started hiking at 9, but visibility never exceeded 150 ft. Still, pleasant and mellow hike, but a chilly summit. We were back down by 1:30, quicker than I thought it would be.
A forested approach trail leading to filtered views along the PCT. Good views at the top to Lassen, Lake Almanor and other unfamiliar areas. The view to the west was still largely obscured by wildfire smoke.