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bearbnzRoute Climbed: Tourist Trail Date Climbed: Summer 1994


I have been up Lassen twice. The desolation of the summit area is awesome. Good views as well.

August 2006: Walked up with my 3 sons Kyler (8), Riley (6), and Sawyer (6) for a quick ascent just before dark.
Posted Sep 27, 2002 5:15 pm

jkuehlingDate Climbed: Aug. 31, 2002  Sucess!
Crowded trail all the way up. The fires in Oregon provided enough smoke that the view of Shasta was impossible; beautful day otherwise.
Posted Sep 11, 2002 3:04 pm

mpyleRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: 1988?  Sucess!


Remember very little about it.
Posted Aug 15, 2002 12:28 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: Tourist Trail Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2002  Sucess!


Dayhiked with my wife and her 11-year-old daughter up visiting from sea level, Texas. We got to the summit in 1hr, 45min anyway, passing a few tourists along the way. All the smoke in the air made it impossible to see Shasta or the Sierra.
Posted Aug 14, 2002 6:09 pm

cbuelowRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: July 27, 2002  Sucess!


Crowded hike up an easy mountain. Smoke from the Oregon fires obscured the views on an otherwise clear day. The views improved only at the top, and even there, only Shasta and the Trinity Alps could be clearly seen. The air quality was lousy and I got a little tired of standing next to the trail to allow hordes of hikers to go by in the opposite direction. At lease I can say that I've bagged this one, but I certainly don't see any reason to do it again, except maybe as a warmup to my next Shasta climb.
Posted Aug 12, 2002 2:37 pm

MicheleDate Climbed: October 1999  Sucess!


A beautiful, not so challenging peak.
Posted Aug 2, 2002 12:23 am

GuitarWIzardRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July, 2002  Sucess!


My first mountain at altitude above 6,288 feet. Was a nice experience....fortunately, I spent several days between 6,000 to 8,000 feet prior, so I only had a very slight headache due to being dehydrated. Made it up in 1 1/2 hours due to my girlfriend's son moving like he had cement shoes (he stopped 3/4's of the way to the top....apparently not all kids have more energy than adults). He hung behind while I sprinted to the top, flying past others (usually, it's the other way around). Lots of people on the mountain, and about 20+ people around the true summit. I guess I missed the "trail" to the summit, and went around to the right and got to climb a little rock which was fun. Apparently others on the summit thought this was a hard route for some reason. All in all, a nice easy hike up....very scenic.
Posted Jul 30, 2002 6:02 pm

mountaindogRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: August 99  Sucess!


Great scenic hike in a gorgeous park. Easily one hour to the top.
Posted Jul 30, 2002 5:14 am

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: Summer '99  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

Lots of people during the summer. Went back in Winter '02 and ran into only four others, this is the prefered time of year.
Posted Jul 29, 2002 10:50 am

keemaRoute Climbed: Hikers Trail Date Climbed: July 26, 2002


The first one to the summit this day. One other guy headed up the summit pinacle as I was coming off it. Did John's class three variation for the summit. That part was fun. Had a picture taken by a family that had arrived on the small plateau. The air was so dirty that only the very top of Shasta was visible. What a disappointment. Passed hordes of people on their way up as I was headed down.
Posted Jul 27, 2002 8:57 am

GlencoeRoute Climbed: South Date Climbed: 7th July, 2002  Sucess!


This is a great warm up climb for climbers travelling to Shasta from the south. A wonderful view of the Lassen volcanic park is available at the top. Can be windy but no significant hazards await those with proper footwear.

Posted Jul 8, 2002 6:18 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: May 24, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Another warmup for another climb of Shasta. Seems to be a regular pattern I'm falling into for May climbing... :)

Trip report
Posted Jun 12, 2002 7:53 pm

JohnRoute Climbed: South Face. Route Skied: Northeast Face Date Climbed: June 9, 2002  Sucess!


Very nice climb and ski descent. I got to see parts of this mountain I didn't know existed. The best part of the ascent was going through the left-hand chute of the South Face route. Fun ski descent as well and I hope to head up to ski this one many times! See my SP Trip Report for details.
Posted Jun 10, 2002 8:35 pm

synne.chadwickRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!


Took us 1 hour and 23 minutes from car to car. The weather was beautiful, and we had the summit completely to ourselves.

Posted May 18, 2002 5:18 am

synne.chadwickRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!


Took us 1 hour and 23 minutes from car to car. The weather was beautiful, and we had the summit completely to ourselves.

Posted May 18, 2002 5:18 am

jeffnRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!
Good hike with the kids (ages 8 and 10).
Posted Apr 3, 2002 7:57 pm

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Sept 2001  Sucess!


Summited just before sundown.

56 minutes from car to summit

27 minutes from summit to car.

Once again, had a popular volcanic summit to ourselves.
Posted Mar 31, 2002 6:11 am

dshoeRoute Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: See Below.....  Sucess!


Have done Lassen Peak three times, with all three trips via the standard Lassen Peak Trail. The first trip was in August 1999, the second trip was in September 1999, and the third trip was in June 2001. This hike/climb was really enjoyable every time I did it. The trail is not very strenuous, if you allow the time necessary to do it comfortably. Great views from the top of Lassen NP, the upper Sacramento Valley, and of Mt Shasta to the northwest!
Posted Dec 21, 2001 9:00 am

ElwoodRoute Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: June, 1983  Sucess!


This was the last mountain we did on a 2-week journey through the volcanoes of The Cascades. This was my first big climbing trip away from my home mountains of the Sierra. We weren't very successful on that trip, but boy! did we have a good time. In fact, this was the trip that got me hooked on traveling & climbing mountains!
Posted Nov 2, 2001 2:27 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: Hiking trail Date Climbed: November 1997  Sucess!


Beautiful to be on the summit at sunrise!
Posted Sep 18, 2001 4:15 pm

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