There was bad weather for weeks in WA so Heather and I drove through OR, CA, NV, UT, and ID. We climbed 37 peaks in 19 days. We hiked Lassen and adjacent Eagle Peak on our 3rd day. It was a very short hike. trip report
Cold mild day on Lassen, roads nearly closed for snow, and empty. Climbed quickly to a fogged in summit. Little ice and hoarfrost on trees. Other than that, a simple trail to summit. Would be a good ski descent.
It was very cold and windy, 52 at the TH yet dozens of parties were on this peak on this Saturday in July, some in shorts. The trail still has several well worn snow crossings, no gear required. The top 750 feet was engulfed in clouds, with only infrequent glimpses through small breaks. Made the side trip to the Wilderness HP before heading down. Thankfully we were mostly protected from the strong wind while circling the rim over to the HP. Visited Brokeoff later in the afternoon, which had no clouds and much lighter winds. RT for Lassen was around 3 hrs, with 45 minutes of that dedicated to the side trip to the Wilderness HP. Full TR is HERE
A very enjoyable hike, and did not encounter anyone until the descent. The first person I encountered was from Arlington. Small world!
Always good when you can ski in June! Kickstepped in approach shoes on lower half and waltzed up cinder and scrambled to summit while everyone else in boots schlepped. Skied SE face, short but good.
Previously climbed with Todd (in a child pack) and Sue in 1993.
With great friends...
Nice Hike with Jobe Wymore. From the highpoint also ventured off to do the wilderness HP. Did Brokeoff Mountain later in the day.
Spent a few hours in the morning hiking Brokeoff, hiked Bumpass Hell with my family midday, and then spent a little under a couple hours hiking the easy, revamped Lassen Peak trail. The park was incredibly busy for Labor Day weekend with full parking lots in most places and cars lining both sides of the road for nearly a mile in the Bumpass Hell area.
Many late afternoon hikers were on Lassen, which was a breeze with consistently easy and smooth switchbacks.
After being up there so many times in summer, I need to try a winter/spring snow climb there.
Climb to the summit with my two daughters (age 13).
Good trail, busy in the afternoon. Bring jackets and sturdy boots. Go early in the morning to bet the heat. Other than that 10/10
i wanted to have a look at all the work that they have been doing on the Trail.
All five of is made it up. The trail was busy on our way down. A wonderful day.
Climbed the North-East face with a party of 3 in early May.
Parked in the devastated area. Started around 6am. Was teaching a friend how to self-arrest and so we ended up taking 8-10 hours to reach the summit and back. Should take <6 hours. The true summit is on the right. We ended up realizing that mid-way through our climb and tried traversing. Probably a better idea to traverse from the top if needed. The last part of the climb is steep. Going from the right is easier.
...by leaving early in the morning and getting done by 10:20. High 90's all week it looks like.
Fun little hike on the way home from climbing Mount Whitney. I didn't think much of this one until I entered the National Park and was blown away. It a beautiful place. Easy hike up. 2.5 hours RT.
Brought my buddy Donatas. His first mountaineering trip. hiked up the road from the visitor center, carrying snowshoes in hand due to hard pack snow. snowshoed the rest of the way to the summer trailhead. stashed snowshoes and extra stuff in the trees. crampons and axes up the southeast ridge. Perfect weather and conditions. Crystal clear and 360 degree views. long glissades back down and then a long trudge back to the car at the visitor center. 16 miles round trip.
Always love the views from the top!
Great views of Mt. Shasta.