Third peak for the day after hiking up Brokeoff Mountain and Lassen Peak.
A day after summiting Shasta, we hiked up Mount Eddy to see Shasta's west facing slopes. This is one of my favorite hikes in the U.S. A well-maintained trail to the expansive summit takes you past a series of meadows and lakes. Trail was almost completely clear of snow.
This is a great hike for several reasons. The Deadfall Lakes are a welcome sight on the return and a great place for a swim! I like the largest middle lake but the upper lake is also suitable. The hike is about 3000 feet elevation gain if you wander off trail a bit like I do. Pretty easy going on a nice trail until you reach upper Deadfall Lake where the switchbacks take you to the top and some amazing views of Mt. Shasta and also of the Trinity Alps and the Marble/Russian Wilderness. About 5 hours round trip...10 miles or so total...with the mandatory swim and a little exploring around the lakes! Easy access from the PCT intersection which is acessed from I-5 to Stewart Springs Rd...maybe 12 miles or so from the freeway exit?
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. I soloed McLoughlin on the second morning and we hiked up Mount Eddy later that afternoon. I found an obsidian spear point on Mount Eddy. trip report
It was hot outside and I thought the final 1000' and summit were fairly boring. However, the views were good (especially of Mount Shasta), and I would totally camp at one of the upper Deadfall Lakes if given the opportunity in the future.
Frozen lakes, icy roads, brisk wind chill, but not much snow. An enjoyable outing with the dogs.
Hiked while on pct. Nike hike beautiful area. Tons of wildflowers and lakes in area.
First day of three day COHP trip, easy walk up trail via Deadfall Lakes, paved road to TH. Only bummer was that we couldn't see Shasta due to cloud cover. Finished early so bagged Mt. Ashland in Oregon en route to Grants Pass for the night. TR is HERE.
From Parks Creek trailhead via PCT and then up to Deadfall Lakes. No snow, only a couple of other summit hikers and one PCT thru-hiker.
Took the Deadfall Lakes Trail to the junction with the PCT and the Sisson-Callahan Trail. Followed the Sisson-Callahan Trail past several Deadfall lakes up onto the South Ridge. Encounted some snow on the ground between the last lake and the South Ridge. Followed the Mount Eddy Trail up the South Ridge to the summit. I found a reference marker, but could not find the Mt Eddy Benchmark nor any registry on the summit ridge. Spotted a bear running from a meadow ahead of me on my descent to the trailhead.
Climbed Eddy because it's close to home and friends raved about the view. Unfortunately, the only day I could get away was foggy, rainy, and the view from the summit extended just barely further than my arm.
Loved the hike, otherwise, though. Looking to go back soon on a sunnier day.
Hiked this one while in the area for one of my daughter's college volleyball games at College of the Siskiyous in Weed.
The drought has provided for a snow-free summit on Jan. 2!
Great afternoon hike, beautiful alpine lakes. One of my favorite outings, got to swim in one of the lakes right at the base of mt. eddy....was glorious to swim in there after descending the peak!
nice hike with my wife and friends. Deadfall lakes were surprisingly nice. Great Shasta views of course. Had a nice dinner in Weed after the hike.
The ease with which spectacular views was obtained was refreshing after lots of rocky scrambling and bushwhacking on the prior hikes this week. Smooth trail allowed for 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down with plenty of time to lounge at the top taking in the expansive view of the Northstate. I suspect my young kids will be ready to take this summit on soon.
Took the old Sisson-Callahan trail. Starts at the north fork of the sacremento river and follows up to the ridge where you can finally see the deadfalls lakes. Trail isn't very easy to follow as I don't think much people use it anymore. It was still a great trip. Twenty miles round trip so it took us all day. Views were great. Jumped in one of the lakes for a nice dip.
I didn't get to the trail head until about 4 pm but decided to go ahead and do the hike anyway because I wanted to be at Lake Tahoe by the weekend and wanted to climb a number of the PCT county high points on the way south. It was a bit cool and windy on the top, so only spent a few minutes there, but made it back before sunset and then drove down the mountain lower to camp where it was warmer. Total time 3:13 RT. The first of 6 PCT county high points this week.
too much snow on the road, had to turn back with my 2wd
Had a great hike to the summit with Amy, Andy and Beth. We started at Parks Creek trailhead (which adds a little distance but saves a few hundred feet elevation gain vs. Deadfall Ck trailhead) and round trip totalled 11.0 miles. This included a little wandering around the lower Deadfall Lakes. All in all a beautiful jaunt with a neat subalpine feel that includes meadows, mountain lakes, and amazing views of Shasta and northern California.