Cinder Cone Climber's Log

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mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Nov 14, 2017 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

Cinder Cone  Sucess!

The main road in Lassen was still closed so I decided to come to this area of the park. Did the loop around to see the painted dunes too.

96avs01

96avs01 - Aug 26, 2017 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2017

Dayhike with Propect Peak  Sucess!

Plenty hazy, but view of Fantastic Lava Beds lived up to their name.

Jesus Malverde

Jesus Malverde - Jul 18, 2017 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2017

via Dog Route  Sucess!

Over the years I picked off the various peaks from Chaos Crags down to Brokeoff, but I'd never felt much inclined to hit Cinder Cone. My mistake. This little peak is very cool and I should have done it years ago. The summit crater reminded me in an odd sort of way of the crater rims of Popocat├ępetl and Cotopaxi. If you haven't yet hiked it, get out there and get some; a very interesting view in California.

Will Newcomb

Will Newcomb - Aug 22, 2016 1:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2016

Northern Trail (Standard)  Sucess!

Day 3 of our troop's Lassen Backpacking trip took us from Swan Lake to Butte Lake with the iconic Cinder Cone as a pit stop. Once we reached the Northern junction, we stripped our packs and eagerly raced up the steep slope. It only took 12 minutes for me to get to the summit, and the we also spent time exploring the inner crater. It's such a surreal experience and definitely a once-in-a-lifetime hike.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Sep 4, 2013 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2013

Standard Route  Sucess!

Made the trip early enough to have the top to meself for a long while. Then one by one, two by two, others came,and I realized what a popular destination this place is. Glorious views of Mother Nature's handy work.

labgloves

labgloves - May 21, 2012 11:06 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

To view Solar Eclipse  Sucess!

Summited at the end of a short backpack through the area (Rainbow, Twin, Swan, Horseshoe, and Snag Lakes). We stayed for ~ 3 hours on this interesting summit to view the solar eclipse (Peak 6:30 PM)

smurfer

smurfer - Jan 4, 2012 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

10/10  Sucess!

My "Moon" guidebook (which I think is usually pretty accurate on the scenery rating) has this down as an 8/10, but its better than that.

cdog

cdog - Jul 19, 2011 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1991

fun slog  Sucess!

Hiked up Cinder Cone with my Scout Troop (232) back when I was in my early teens. Fun hike; I remember two steps forward, one step back.

Miroslava

Miroslava - Jul 5, 2011 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

I did it myself!  Sucess!

Well, almost... It was too hot. My father had to carry me for two short stretches. Amazingly, my new freind Heidi, who is only two and a half, did walk the whole way to the top!
Walking down into the crater was fun. I liked playing with big rocks, which seemed heavy but were not heavy at all.

Linda Breton

Linda Breton - Jun 7, 2011 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

Unique hike  Sucess!

Fantastic views and powerful winds. The cinder material of the trail makes for a quick descent.

OOG

OOG - Jan 27, 2011 11:53 pm

surreal landscape  Sucess!

The painted dunes were most impressive

mengbo

mengbo - Aug 10, 2010 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

Climbed

length 5.3 mi, elapsed time 2h 48m

David Naylor

David Naylor - Jul 27, 2010 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

Incredible location.  Sucess!

Slow going up the trail due to cinder rocks....incredible views of this volcanic wonderland! Photos: http://www.meetup.com/SuperFab/photos/400946/

mrchad9

mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 3:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002

Great geology  Sucess!

Drove around to the cinder cone the day after Lassen Peak. Great views of Lassen, Painted Dunes, Lava Beds... makes me wish I was a geologist...

Rinat Shagisultanov

Rinat Shagisultanov - Dec 15, 2009 10:53 pm

Hiked with sons  Sucess!

Hiied up after an overnight backpacking with 5 y/o and 13 y/o sons. The younger one made it to the top in his own. Strange and beautiful place. Running down on the cinder path is funny.

jclasell

jclasell - Feb 23, 2009 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2007

Learning curve  Sucess!

This mountain was great for teaching me about the effects of elevation and the result of climbing in the afternoon. The deep gravely substance that makes up Cinder Cone made it very hard to climb. This combined with hot afternoon temps made my ascent less than enjoyable; however, when I reached the top the feeling of success far outweighed any hardship. This is a beautiful day hike that is a must do for anyone visiting Lassen. Might I suggest a 2-3 day backback trip in from Summit Lake ranger station.

selinunte01

selinunte01 - Jan 29, 2009 11:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2000

Wonderful Loop  Sucess!

We summited Cinder Cone during a wonderful hike around Snag Lake and Butte Lake. Traversed the Painted Dunes as well. Strange, impressive landscape.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Sep 24, 2008 11:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008

Cinder Cone Trail  Sucess!

The first day of fall. What a view. Not a soul around. Wonderful!

k2link

k2link - Sep 13, 2008 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008

Great hike!  Sucess!

34 sixth-graders, 1 teacher, and 8 chaperones from John Morse Waldorf Methods School in Sacramento, climbed to the top on a gorgeous day. Many explored the inner crater as well. What a stunning view.

Little Mountain Goat

Little Mountain Goat - Jun 13, 2008 11:07 am

Age five and six  Sucess!

i first climbed it when I was five, my dad carried me some on his shoulders. We descended the back trail through the lava beds.

I climbed it again when i was six. this time, my dad didn't carry me. we also visited the crater, which was just like climbing the mountain again when coming out. descended back side again.

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