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Larry LavertyMagee Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2013

Larry Laverty

Came in from the Magee Trailhead, up the rarely used Magee Trail. That first view of the crater rim from just above the junction is pretty darn impressive. The use trail to Magee was one thing but I was interested to see a few spots of trail building from back in the day on the way to the top of Crater Pk.
Posted Jul 11, 2013 5:51 pm

SeanReedyIrresistible Revisit to the Magee TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2011

SeanReedy

After four years away, I couldn't resist the easy access in late December. Coming in from Ashpan, the roads had sections of snow and ice, especially close to the trailhead. Logging was still active, especially near Ashpan. The trailhead road had two downed trees blocking it after the first big turnaround/parking area, adding less than half a mile to the hike each way. The trail itself seems to have only a few downed trees across it compared to the slew of downed trees that added to the adventure of my previous visits. The snow on the trail was shallow and patchy much of the way up, but slick in many places. Around 8000 feet, the snow was over a foot deep and ranged from 2-3 feet deep at the rim. Many areas above tree line had a slick layer of ice, requiring careful stepping and route choice being that I was only wearing hiking boots. It was a clear day with no wind until light winds cooled me upon reaching the crater rim. There was a snow/ice free band on the top inner edge of the rim, making the walk over to Crater peak much more managable than it would have otherwise been. The hike from TH to Crater Peak and back took longer than in the past in these conditions--6 hours (photos, summit registers, sitting a bit at the top included). The drive took much longer than usual too, but it was a beautiful day and a great way to spend a day in early winter under fall conditions.
Posted Dec 24, 2011 10:27 pm

calipidderDouble Peak Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

calipidder

Backpacked from Cypress to Everett Lake. Left the guys behind so they could drink beer and fish - I bagged two peaks. Wish I hadn't waited until later to go - would have liked to have gotten the other ones up here too.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 5:55 pm

cdogfun rim traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

cdog

traversed most of the crater rim to get to the Crater Pk summit. A marmot was sitting at the top before I arrived, enjoying the view. Pretty cool panorama from the highpoint of Lassen National Forest and Thousand Lakes Wilderness. Great dayhike via Cow Creek & Magee Trailhead.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 9:47 am

mrchad9Nice Spring Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

mrchad9

Hiked in from the north, camped at Everett Lake.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 6:44 pm

Bubba SuessThree Peaks, One Day  Sucess!

Bubba Suess

Hit Crater Peak, Magee Peak and the Red Cliffs after climbing out of the Thousand Lakes Valley.
Posted Jan 7, 2009 2:16 pm

SeanReedyThanksgiving Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2007

SeanReedy

An extended dry, warm season tempted me to choose a higher destination than would normally be easily accessed as I continued my recent tradition of a holiday adventure. I left my parents place in Redding around 8:30 to venture to the Magee trailhead. I summited Magee Peak and then braved extreme windchill along the rim of the crater to make it up Crater Peak. Snow was only ankle deep at the top and was powdery enough that my feet stayed dry in my trail runners. The sky was crystal clear, allowing for amazing views in all directions of all the major California mountains not obscured by the dominant views of Lassen and Shasta. It only took me 1 hr 15 min. at a fast pace to get to Magee Peak via the Magee trail, but the hike over to Crater Peak along with trail registers, photos, and taking in the views adds about an hour to the round trip. Total hike time car to car was a fast paced 4 hours, so I made it back to Redding by 3:30, in plenty of time for the feast.
Posted Nov 24, 2007 2:56 pm

SeanReedyMagee Trail   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

SeanReedy

I enjoyed a beautiful, but toasty hike with temps in the upper 80s at the beginning of a heatwave. Luckily there was lots of shade until the upper elevations and several snow patches inside the crater rim for the dogs to cool off in. I signed the summit resgister at Magee Peak before following the crater rim over to Crater Peak. Great views and lots of flying ants!
Posted Jul 7, 2007 2:03 am

highicefun  Sucess!
nice hike and did a circumvent of the crater, then descended a different way.
Posted Feb 3, 2007 4:22 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Magee Trail Date Climbed: 30 July 2005  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Beautiful day for a hike.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:11 pm

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