Hiked up this during one of my early tours de Lassen, with Rachel, whilst doing a Snag Lake-Butte Lake loop. Amazing area- with the overcast skies & ominous weather, I felt like I was in prehistoric times like portrayed on TV, with volcanoes blowing up everywhere, & dinosaurs stomping around between them under black skies.
Backpacked in from Summit Lake North campground. About 15 miles in sandals. Very slow and painful process going up to the cone from loose volcanic gravel. Nice to walk down into the cone. Great view of Lassen.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe