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briand97Route Climbed: South Face Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!


All I can say is that I've never seen that many people on a trail. It was not suprising how many idiots were up there - hiking off trail, throwing rocks at the chipmunks, just dropping trash where-ever. Its sad because it is a nice little hike.
Posted Jul 5, 2004 12:46 pm

bennadlerDate Climbed: july 2000  Sucess!


ski down! nice day at the top, a little crowded but nice
Posted Jun 29, 2004 12:20 am

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Trail/SE Face Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Decided to hit Lassen as a warmup for Shasta. Started up the trail then put on the crampons and headed up the bowl on the SE side. Snow was perfect for crampons and for glissading. Had a fantastic glissade down the bowl then cut around to the South side for one more glissade almost to the parking lot. What a blast! There were quite a few boarders and skiers having fun as well. Weather was awesome.
Posted Jun 15, 2004 8:08 pm

CornvallisRoute Climbed: South Face/Trail Date Climbed: June 10, 2004  Sucess!


Hiked the majority of the way up the trail. Lots of new June snow on the peak from the last few days (see entry below). Actually used crampons for the first mile or so, made things much easier. Very windy and cold on the summit ridge. Climbed the last little 3rd class route to the summit, fun with lots of snow and ice on the rocks. Got in some fun glissading on the south face. Nice park, no crowds, only a few others on the peak all day.
Posted Jun 15, 2004 1:13 am

Shaun MatyasRoute Climbed: The North West Ridge Date Climbed: June 9, 2004  Sucess!

Shaun Matyas

Breath-taking, challenging trip, ascended the North Side, descended the South Side, in a blizzard, (not recommended)
Posted Jun 11, 2004 3:19 am

forjanRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: May 29, 2004  Sucess!


A warm up climb for Mt Shasta's Casaval Ridge the next day. There were 10 foot walls of snow at the parking lot. Lake Helen was still with thin ice. I left the parking lot at 11:00am. En route (at about 9700'), I climbed the prominent rocks to the climber's right of the south side short couloir. From Bob Burd's website, he mentions this to be class 3 rock, 200 ft high. I must have gotten off route because the route I took (about 300 yards to the right of the couloir) felt like class 4, even a few low 5th moves. It took me some time to climb this section. Once out of it, the summit was not far. I reached the summit at 12:30pm. It was very windy up there and I didn't stay long. I got back at the parking lot at 1:40pm. Changed the sweaty clothes for dry clothes and drove out there at 2:00pm, heading to Mt. Shasta.
Posted May 31, 2004 10:45 pm

Ol WalsherRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: July 27, 2002  Sucess!

Ol Walsher

An easy hike with too many people.
Posted May 17, 2004 7:58 pm

kovarpaRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: April 25, 2004  Sucess!


Start early till the snow is still firm! Sleeping at Lake Helen was great - views were awesome. And glissade down Lassen was fun...
Posted May 1, 2004 12:52 am

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: North EastFace Date Climbed: April 10, 2004  Sucess!


Great spring climb - good snow, good weather, good fun!
Posted Apr 11, 2004 7:06 pm

josephgdawsonRoute Climbed: No Clue Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2004  Sucess!


Failed to reach the top due to unfair amount so of snow and high probability of avalanche.
Posted Apr 5, 2004 12:06 am

Mark Van GilderRoute Climbed: The hiking trail Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!

Climbed with my 2 daughters. What a great day
Posted Mar 30, 2004 8:38 pm

M and N DenyerRoute Climbed: Lassen Trail Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!

M and N Denyer

Did this hike during a short visit on our way down to Yosemite. Easy hike up on a good trail to the summit.
Posted Mar 30, 2004 1:13 pm

danbknoxRoute Climbed: Southeast ridge Date Climbed: March 21, 2004  Sucess!


Awesome ski trip
Posted Mar 29, 2004 6:20 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: North Ridge (our own variation) Date Climbed: March 13th, 2004  Sucess!


Great climb! Hiked up to the end of the Chaos Crags the first night. Climbed the peak saturday via a slighlty different route than the planned north ridge. Steep snow, wild terrain! The summit bowl was great too, although I could have done without the giant metal dildo on the higher south summit.
Posted Mar 14, 2004 4:16 am

derbillyRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 18, 2001  Sucess!


We blasted past crowds on the trail to reach the summit crater. Mt Shasta, which we had summited 2 days earlier was clearly visible above dense wildfire smoke. We explore the summit a bit before heading down.
Posted Feb 24, 2004 3:07 am

lidijagrazulisRoute Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 30, 2002  Sucess!


Easy morning day-hike to the summit. Warm-up to Shasta which we climbed a few days later.
Posted Feb 19, 2004 1:24 pm

Scott M.Route Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 2, 1987  Sucess!

Scott M.

A fine day in Lassen Park. Watched a glider pilot launch off the top. This whole area is a day hiking paradise.
Posted Feb 16, 2004 12:41 pm

birdheadRoute Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


An easy hike with great summit views. Loved the park and will definitely return. Saw one guy who carried his kid all the way to the summit. If only I could find someone to do that...
Posted Feb 4, 2004 4:35 pm

Dave in BendRoute Climbed: Mt. Lassen trail (standard route) Date Climbed: 5 ascents total.........July 18, 1992......July 29, 1995......September 2, 2001.......May 26, 2002........June 19, 2003  Sucess!
I know Mt. Lassen is considered nontechnical and doesn't come close to stacking up to peaks like Shasta or Rainier, but it's a fun trip anyway. I try to do a climb of Lassen at least once a year. It is such a great mountain in a magnificent national park. One incredible view north to Shasta and out to the Sacramento Valley from the top. I never get tired of it.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 9:14 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Sam Mills

A quick climb up this peak early one morning on my way to Mt. Shasta.
Posted Jan 24, 2004 4:16 pm

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