Hiking through the snow above about 5000 ft was tough, but the air was clean and the views incredible
Left from Sheep Camp with the dogs at 3:00 pm, summited at 4:45 and was back on the road to head to Christmas dinner before 6:00. Snow started about 2/3 of the way up, but luckily was solid enough that I did very little post-holing. Excellent views of the Trinity Alps, Mt. Shasta, Castle Crags, Lassen, Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake, Redding, and Anderson. I could see beyond the Sutter Buttes to the Sierra near Tahoe and beyond.
Great veiws, everything else is a long trudge that seems alot steeper than it really is.
Took the road to the top. Just driving it is an adventure!
unsure of the year, but it was the winter that redding got a foot of snow in the valley! my buddy and I decided to climb, regardless. didn't take skis or snowshoes because we we did last time and never needed them. big mistake!!!! we ended up post-holing the entire way, sometimes up to our thighs. we were trashed by the time we got to the summit, set up camp and met the radio tower dude who was staying up there. he gave us a tour and some hot drinks. that night we enjoyed the stunning view of every city light from central valley to chico! next day we had to do the death march out, but at least it was down hill.
The hike was great all the way up; however, there were a lot of trucks going up and coming down which made for quite a bit of dust. The view is absolutely breathtaking the last 1.5 miles of the trek…you can see all the way to Shasta Lake and beyond! My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed the hike (even the steep parts) and would applaud any individual who can bike up this trail!
Started at 6:41, Summited at 9:01 tagged my truck at 10:38; 3:57 round trip. There was snow from somewhere in the 3000 ft level up. Fresh snow from 5000 ft to the summit.
A nice clear fall day with some great views as I remember. Worked at Whiskeytown Environmental School at the NEED Camp at the time. Ran/walked up and down.