by JHH60 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:05 pm
by colinr » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:24 am
The middle section of the 30-mile road through the park remains closed and likely won't be open until July 8, Haner said. Park officials had hoped the full road would be open by the Fourth of July, but road crews are encountering high snow drifts as they try to clear the road.
"They are still hitting snow depths of 20 to 22 feet," Haner said.
The road is open for 10 miles to the Devastated Area from the park's Manzanita Lake entrance and eight miles to Bumpass Hell from the park's southwest corner.
Road crews also were working to clear the parking lot for Lassen Peak, but it may not be open until after the holiday weekend, Haner said. As of Wednesday people Lassen Peak climbers were parking at Bumpass Hell.
The trail up Lassen Peak is open, Haner said, but anyone going for the top should expect more than a hike. She said the trail is covered in snow so climbers should have crampons, ice axes and helmets.
"People need to be prepared to climb through snow," she said.
by JHH60 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:18 pm