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Mark Van GilderDate Climbed: June 1972  Sucess!

Went with some school friends. Great day in outdoors
Posted Aug 16, 2003 12:50 am

Rinat ShagisultanovRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: Oct 2001  Sucess!

Rinat Shagisultanov

Having 2 weeks in Sacramento, headed up to Lassen on the weekend. Had some fresh snow and hale up there. The great peak and my first meting with the volcanoes. The whole area is very beatiful and it must a great place to go in winter.
Posted Aug 8, 2003 3:31 am

bernardhohmanDate Climbed: July 17, 2003  Sucess!


Fun climb. Enjoyed climbing around in the crater. Very interesting.
Posted Jul 25, 2003 2:49 pm

big_gRoute Climbed: Mt. Lassen Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2003


Interesting little hike with scramble to the top.
Posted Jul 25, 2003 3:29 am

winzelerRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: June 21, 2003  Sucess!


Late season snow dumped in March according to the ranger station. This resulted in 30 foot snow drifts and bulldozers in the parking area, in June! It appeared as if the entire parking lot was not cleared.

We ascended the snowfield straight up until we found the Lassen Peak Trail on the ridge. I hiked the switchbacks until the snow looked too inviting, so I cut right and straight up the mountain. There was so much snow that I only touch scree once and actually had to kick steps in my hiking shoes.

I crossed the summit snowfield running... (big mistake) and then tooked minutes to catch my breath. I did not see the trail to the summit pinnacle to the left so I ascended the rocks to the right, scrambling up the south west side of the summit.

Descending was a blast with my poles as I when straight down the snow until I linked up with the trail 2/3 down.

Posted Jul 8, 2003 11:47 am

Vertigo soulRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 18, 1997  Sucess!

Vertigo soul

Its been a LONG time since I did this hike, but I need to keep track of everything for my profile I guess. I climbed the standard South Face and SE Ridge trail, which is a easy walk up. I was there for four days as part of a class to satisy my last couple of credits for the University of Nevada, Reno before graduating. It was well worth it, and I still can't believe I was given college credits for hiking around such a beautiful park. We also climbed the Cinder Cone located just Southwest of Lassen and hiked around some of the lava caves in the park. The only thing that I might have changed was not taking my girlfriend, at that time, or at least one that could enjoy the outdoors versus complaining about it! Whatever!
Posted Jul 8, 2003 11:33 am

dkantolaRoute Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 2, 2002  Sucess!


I started up the trail after 7 p.m. and reached the summit just as it got completely dark. Neat views of lightning flickering in a thunderstorm about 30 miles to the east as the horizon darkened. Hiked down by headlamp.
Posted Jun 29, 2003 12:26 am

DigglerRoute Climbed: cross country from visitor's centre Date Climbed: 11 March, 2001  Sucess!


My first winter ascent of a 'real' mountain, and first 'mountaineering (i.e. crampons and ice axe)' ascent as well. Started with a FULL pack down at the S visitor's center, totally out of energy and really cold by the time I had snowshoed all the way to Lake Helen to set up my tent. The next day was beautiful, though, with nice firm snow and virtually no clouds in the sky (just COLD & really windy towards and on the actual summit). Hooked up with some guy (nice as I recall) who verified my self-arrest ability & made sure I didn't put on my crampons backwards. Able to glissade down too, which was fun! Great trip, and great climb!
Posted Apr 23, 2003 6:20 pm

DigglerRoute Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: 27 October, 2001  Sucess!


Hiked up with Rachel in the early afternoon. We encountered 2 other groups, I think. Cool view from up top (not 1/2 as nice as in the winter, though!), but freezing-assed cold (literally, and with the wind [it was probably going 40-50 mph]-chill it was even colder).
Posted Mar 19, 2003 11:37 am

Dave KRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

Dave K

Fun hike! Lots of people were up there.
Posted Jan 22, 2003 5:48 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: The trail to the summit Date Climbed: July 1972  Sucess!


In July 1972, this was the first backpacking trip for me and my wife of 27 years ( now ex.) Evelyn. We backpacked through Lassen Park and hiked up to the crater of Lassen Peak. The picture of the two of us (on the summit) still hangs on the wall of my study.
Posted Nov 16, 2002 9:47 pm

thenunzRoute Climbed: Tourist Trail Date Climbed: July 1992  Sucess!


Took my friends Chocolate Lab to the top. The dog spent an hour sliding belly first over the snow on the way back to the car. That dog was the best climbing partner I ever had! Very beautiful mountain.
Posted Oct 29, 2002 12:55 pm

KWANZORRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 1985  Sucess!
Good clear day, saw Shasta and Crater Lake.
Posted Oct 17, 2002 4:26 pm

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: The trail Date Climbed: October 13,2002  Sucess!

Craig Peer

Got to the top in about 1 hour and 45 minutes. There were 7 of us including my fiance Alice Tackett. Perfect weather on top, but a bit smokey in all directions. Spent 3 hours eating lunch, drinking a bottle of 1997 Youngs Cabernet ( Amador County ), then cruised around the top and had a lovely Prager Late Harvest Reisling Ice wine and dessert. Made for a nice hike down!
Posted Oct 14, 2002 9:48 am

bosrs1Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: October 9, 2002  Sucess!
My friend and I climbed the South Face Trail. We set out around 2 pm and made it to the top in a brisk 1 hr 40 min. The views to the north were spectacular, especially Shasta. The South was a bit cloudy, but the Trinity Alps and Sierra's outlines were still visible. Beware the wind however as it can be quite strong near the top. No snow had fallen yet though so it was still summer climbing. Took us 55 minutes to come down after puttering around for an hour up top.
Posted Oct 10, 2002 4:37 pm

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

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