It was very physically and emotionally hard but thanks to my husband EastKing and friends Jimbopo and Josh Lewis, I did it!!
Did the summit with BearQueen, Jimbopo, and Josh Lewis. For BearQueen it was first first 5K ever, first volcano, and first 10K peak.
First time to the Lassen Volcanic NP. Great hike on a clear day. It looks like they have been working hard on the trail.
With Ashley via the trail. What a zoo.
Started from Devastated Area by split board. Swithced to crampons once we reached the base of the mountain. Fantastic ride down!
LVNP closed the entire mountain for the "Reach the Peak" project on all sides (they had the north side open before but they shut that down too). The trail was open to a point called "Grandview" which doesn't really live up to its name (seems like any other point on the trail) so went up to there. Rangers were watching from the parking lot (with binoculars) for violators. Saw a total of three other people on the trail.
Nice mostly clear day, tons of snow still for July, Less than a dozen people on the trail. Followed the standard route up and took a more direct route down with the assistance of an ice axe
2009, cool hike, but you must scramble to the actual summit to have any fun
I enjoyed skiing Lassen when the parking lot at the south slopes opened up. I suppose we didn't actually summit (hence 'no success'), but climbed and skied 3 different aspects from ~100 from the summit.
Climbed in spring conditions (warm but still a lot of snow).
Great weather and a great climb to for my first mountaineering endeavor. Tons of snow helped. Only a few rocky outcroppings close to the summit for crampons to get snagged on, but could have been avoided.
Climbed ages ago, I still remember the beautiful view from the top.
Date Climbed isn't submitting properly, but I don't remember the exact date anyway. It was summer in the early 1990s.
not a beginner, but tripped with beginners. got dehydrated from more liquor than water like a beginner the evening b4 summit day. still summited and tagged the Lassen Penis.
Up the trail with my future wife. I even talked her into continuing on past the end of the trail to the very 'tippy-top'. No wonder I married her.
Did this on Labor Day 2005, first stop on a big tour of NorCal. Knee deep snow on the summit. Nice hike in those conditions.
Watched the sunset over Mt. Shasta.... Fantastic
Hiked up via the SE Ridge from the parking lot before Helen Lake. Tons of snow! Fun warm-up before Shasta.
Many years ago, good views
Snowshoed in from the SW entrance, camped at about 8400' below the south face. In the morning got an early start and headed up. Lots of rime ice. Great views of the snowcapped coast range, could even see Shasta. I really enjoy climbing this one in the winter.
Date climbed: 14-Feb-2010
Snowshoed in from the SW entrance, camped near saddle between Eagle and Lassen around 8800'. Next morning got an alpine start and headed up SW slope, pretty mellow.
Cold and windy atop summit plateau, but great rime ice formations on the pinnacle. I could see a dark cloud over Shasta off in the distance .. got lucky with the weather.
Also did the SE Ridge in March 2008. Snow-camped at 8500' near the summer trailhead (which of course was buried in snow :)
Decided to climb this thing in January in snowshoes without skis which proved to be cold and snowy. I would greatly recommend going later in the season.