Beautiful and well worth it, but this was one of those rare hikes where I threw in the iPod earplugs so I could at least pretend I had some solitude in the wilderness. There were plenty of people on the trail, and we could hear traffic from the highway as high as 3/4 of the way up. We easily finished within 4 hours, with plenty of time to explore other areas of the park.
Hiked trail with my wife. Beautiful clear day, occasional very gusty winds.
A volcanic scree slog as I recall, but hey volcanos are cool.
when I summited Lassen. I will visit Lassen this summer 38 years later to do it again
Lucked out with the weather and managed to summit in high winds. Beautiful views!
Ran the whole way!
Fell right in front of someone on the way down and gashed my hand, blood spurting everywhere. Awesome.
Also done this in the winter, 7-mile approach, white out on the summit. Best time ever in the snow.
My last Cascade volcano. The drive from Portland was much longer than the climb, but a fun time was had. The park is like a mini Yellowstone.
What a beautiful area. Would love to go back in summer.
This was my only time up Lassen, ten years ago. Did it with some friends, had a great time, must be the easiest 10,000 foot peak to climb in the states.
This was a warmup for my brother-in-law and I before we headed up Mt Shasta the next day. There was still snow to traverse but no real problems. It was socked in on top, but intermittently there were views to be had.
Try to get up here every spring... a truly great ski peak.
Short and sweet. Lots of people at the summit, but lots of room to share the amazing views. A trip to Bumpass added the finishing touch this great day.
This was an easy climb that was supposed to be a warmup for my Shasta adventure.
I don't remember the exact climbing date.
The trail is closed about halfway up because of "rockfall", if one were to continue, you might find the trail in excellent shape and find any rockfall hard to find. Someone was killed a week before! Pics, map and report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/california_climbing/lassen_volcanic_national_park/mount_lassen_166.htm
My first summit and first county highpoint. Age 5.
20 June 2010 - Northeast Face
Started at the road closure at the Devastated Area and proceeded up the Northeast Face. Top 2000' made for fun skiing, lots of suncups below that.
14 August 2009 - Lassen Trail
Hiked the normal trail, 1:40 round trip. Apparently it was closed since a couple people got hit by rockfall a few weeks before, one person dying. Didn't see any rocks falling that day.
My third trip up here, last time was with my then soon to be fiancee, now wife. Guess it was sort of a 'dating interview' climb to see if she enjoyed the outdoors as much as me, she passed the test! Had fun snow skating down.
September 1980. Fun hike, great geology.
Long snow slog in, fun powder climbing, got to the top in a whiteout, long snow slog out.
Nice late afternoon hike with some clouds to add interest. Finished by 6:30 and headed to Manzanita Lake to camp at a very nice site.