Mini-trip report for Lassen

Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Golden State. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the California Climbing Partners forum.
User Avatar
deungsan

 
Posts: 154
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:54 am
Thanked: 8 times in 5 posts

Mini-trip report for Lassen

by deungsan » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:23 am

On June 3, I climbed Lassen Peak and thought I'd post a couple of photos in case anyone is wondering about conditions.

The trail is about 50 percent dirt and 50 percent snow. Of course, if you prefer snow, you could ascend the slopes that skiers and snowboarders are using to descend and avoid more of the dirt.

About 60 degrees when I started at 9 a.m. Perfect weather -- didn't need anything more than a long-sleeve shirt with good SPF.

I carried crampons and an ice ax but didn't use them. I did use hiking poles and wore good boots. However, I saw many people ascending in sneakers. Glad I wasn't one of them. :)

That's about it -- 2 hours up, about 1:40 down. Great time of the year for Lassen!
top.jpg
top.jpg (349.94 KiB) Viewed 503 times
Attachments
flank.jpg
flank.jpg (425.25 KiB) Viewed 503 times

The following user would like to thank deungsan for this post
myles

User Avatar
mrchad9

 
Posts: 4519
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:01 am
Thanked: 1329 times in 905 posts

Re: Mini-trip report for Lassen

by mrchad9 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:36 pm

Nice pics but why not glissade down that slope on the right? The 10 minute return trip option is the best thing about Lassen this time of year!

User Avatar
deungsan

 
Posts: 154
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:54 am
Thanked: 8 times in 5 posts

Re: Mini-trip report for Lassen

by deungsan » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:54 pm

I didn't bring suitable pants for a glissade.

User Avatar
mrchad9

 
Posts: 4519
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:01 am
Thanked: 1329 times in 905 posts

Re: Mini-trip report for Lassen

by mrchad9 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:57 pm

I go to Goodwill and get an old swimsuit for about $3. Then put that over anything and you can glissade without wearing out your pants.

no avatar
powderjunkie

 
Posts: 117
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:00 pm
Thanked: 17 times in 16 posts

Re: Mini-trip report for Lassen

by powderjunkie » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Need a pic of you in that swimsuit mrchad. :)

thanks for the share deungsan.

User Avatar
mrchad9

 
Posts: 4519
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:01 am
Thanked: 1329 times in 905 posts

Re: Mini-trip report for Lassen

by mrchad9 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:45 pm

If you see someone headed from the top of Shasta in black shorts with neon green tiger print on the sides... that's me!


Return to California

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest