2 hours roundtrip from the parking lot. Kind of crowded.
Other then the snowfield at the bottom there was only one small patch of snow on the way up.
Great day for a climb. My 4th time up but the 1st in about 12 years. Still had some snow on parts of the trail. But not enough to worry about. Great views of the park. Shasta was kinda hazy but the central valley looked like a smog bowl. While Lassen is not the the biggest peak in the Cascades, I had forgotten just how big this mountain is.
Very easy and short hike, but still very snowy for July and with beautiful landscapes
Got to come back to ski here some day.
Wow. Skied some very impressive sun cups and runnels from the top to the bottom. South East face snow was hammered but one can't complain when skiing in July. Beats walking.
Wanted to hit the top of this one after I saw it from Shasta a few years back. Very easy hike and enough snow for a little glissade action.
Climbed and boarded the southeast face. Snow was decent for July, lots of people!
Hiked it also in 2001. It was crowded in 2001, but that's to be expected. I loved the wildflowers in the area.
July 2004: Northeast Face.
July 2000: Lassen Peak Trail
Super-fun snowshoe from the chalet
Went up for the sunset. Very nice.
What a great peak. I was only 15. Only took about 2 hours to climb.
Road was plowed to Bumpas parking lot. Two hours hike to summit and skiied back down in 20 minutes. Nice slushy spring snow.
Mt lassen was the very first snow peak I ever climbed and twenty years later i am back. It was a heavy snow year in northern california. I began my adventure by scrambling along the ridgeline between Mt diller and the eagles nest. I was gazing up at lassen admiring her beauty. The park still caught in a snowy inbrace. As the sun went down I anticipated my hike up the mountain in the morning. I set out at six in the morning with just my walking sticks. I was just treating this like a hike. I found out rather quickly that at this time of the morning lest I forget, the snow is still frozen. I wasn't going to turn around It's just a hike. It was pretty slick going but not that steep. the sun Had melted out large sections of trail about midway up the mountain . Towards the summit area the trail begins a traverse out onto the sloping scree field. It was here that my ice ax would have been handy but nooo this was just a hike. I enjoyed a scramble up a 3rd class variation to the summit. The dacite plug of the summit pinnacle is nice and solid. I found a spot out of the wind and enjoyed the views and some lunch .
Very easy hike but geologically interesting area. Lots of snow late in the year.
First summit! 17 miles round trip from The SW walk-in campground. In perfect weather.
I tired my girlfriends out the day before with an *accidental* 20 mile hike. Had to do this one alone. ;-)
Very hot in the sun on the way up. Snow in the crater - had lunch there.
Great mountain for beginners to get a taste of altitude. Quick up down and just a mountain to keep the legs and mind in mountain mode