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Lassen snowpack

Postby jibmaster » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:41 pm

Anyone been to Lassen lately?
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Re: Lassen snowpack

Postby powderjunkie » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:49 pm

no snow dude. check the webcams. they are depressing. :(
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Re: Lassen snowpack

Postby lefty » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:43 am

I saw the peak today and there is zero snow on it.
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Re: Lassen snowpack

Postby IdahoSummits » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:35 pm

I assume there is still no snow on Lassen. Can you drive to the summer time trailhead?
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Re: Lassen snowpack

Postby IdahoSummits » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:59 pm

I got a quick email response from a park ranger. Sounds like the road is closed due to ice. Can only get within 8 miles of the trailhead.
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Re: Lassen snowpack

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:54 pm

You can get a lot closer than 8 miles. The Lassen parking lot is only 3.1 miles from Sulphur Works, and 4 miles from the south entrance (the furthest you'd have to walk).

Just follow the road to Sulphur Works, then shortcut northeast of Diamond Peak through the woods to where the road heads north at 8600 feet. Another 100 foot shortcut below the switchbacks at Pilot Pinnacle and you are there in just 4 miles.

It only takes a couple hours and for anyone in OK shape Lassen is still a reasonable dayhike.
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