hgrapid, same bs happened to me...hiked back down a little to get around the "guard" on Lassen, ended up on Bumpus Hell and Brokeoff anyways. Nicer hike than Lassen, with good views from the top, especially of Shasta.
Made it all the way to the park and it turns out the trail to Lassen Peak itself was closed due to a freak rock slide killed a young child. So, we hiked Brokeoff Mountain instead. We also hiked the Bumpass Hell trail to the hot springs.
Setup camp near Forest Lake and went up at 7pm to enjoy the clear weather and nearly full moon. Four hours round trip on snowshoes with alternating heavy and thin snow conditions.
Snowshoed from 89. Summited at 9pm and snowboarded down by using only the light from the full moon. Camped at Forest lake.
Snowshoe from Highway 89.
had a nice autumn alpine outing on the NE ridge of Brokeoff. Class 3 from the ridge extending towards Diller Pk. Choss-a-rific!
Combined with Lassen summiting these two in a day makes for a respectable little bit of hiking. Fewer people on this peak, and the views were better (at least this hazy day). This peak made the 350 mile drive worth the investment.
When the young, cute, ranger smiled at our (single) friend and asked us what we had climbed, I replied: Brokeback mountain.
Great hike! Having done Lassen Peak four times previously, this hike is every bit as spectacular, and infinitely more enjoyable. As opposed to interminable switchbacks, this trail has forest, meadows, trees, and excellent trail the whole way. The first people I met on the trail, was on my way off the summit!
With my son. A fun hike. Nice views of Lassen and the Brokeoff summit for lots of the trail. Very windy on top, gusts to 40 mph, but not cold at all. Up in 1:45, down in 1:05. Recommended.
Skied from the summit! Trip Report
Snowcamping near Forest Lake the night before, and snowshoeing up to the summit.
Celebrating my birthday weekend. Nothing like bagging a county highpoint with the wife. A very cool hike, prefer this peak over Lassen.
Way chiller than Lassen. more stuff to see and do. and you can skinny dip in forest lake!!!!!
A nice hike to the summit. A lot more fun than Lassen Peak, more wildlife and a nice swim at Forest Lake on the way down, and nobody on the trail. Realized there is enough time to climb Lassen and Brokeoff in the same day.
I recommend Lassen in the morning before it gets crowded (i.e. 9am) and Tahama after lunch although bring lots of water the first couple miles in the forest were hot. Definitely appreciated the diversity of scenery and vegetation (vs Lassen).
Solo. Nice hike, but f'in hot. Stopped and took a nap in the shade. I wanted to traverse to Mt Lassen, but couldn't find a safe place to descend to the ridge. Hitched hiked back to Summit L campgrounds.
A quick day hike with Rick Kent. Snow all the way from the SW entrance parking lot. Rick had snowshoes and I didn't = some postholing. Still we made up & down in 3 hrs or so. Killer view down the north face of Brokeoff.
Enjoy great views without the crowded summit. The meadows and alder groves on the way up are lovely.
it was a little windy, but i liked the views of Lassen