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Lassen Peak snow climb

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by dhazeghi, May 24, 2014.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    We climbed Lassen Peak in northern California 3 weeks ago, before the heat really started to clear out the snow. The road through the park was ploughed but it was still closed to vehicles, so we had 14 miles of road hiking, and ~5 miles of snowshoeing, roundtrip. This was my third attempt (first successful) to do Lassen as a snow climb.

    Climbing
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    Summit crater
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    Southeast view toward Lake Almanor
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    Wish I'd thought to bring a bike!
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    Helen Lake and Lassen Peak
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    After sunset
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  2. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    Beautiful! I've done a bit of technical mountaineering around the world. I miss it. I live in Florida now; the largest mountain around is the landfill. :mad:

    Keep the pictures coming; it's good for my soul.
     
  3. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    Nice...makes me want to go skiing.
     
  4. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
     
  5. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    BayArea, CA
    Yang
    Beautiful place! I climbed there once but with very little snow.
     
  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Thanks folks! We ended up taking most of the day (had a bit of a late start too) so I actually didn't get much of a chance to admire the view from the summit. Still, well worth the effort.
     
  7. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Mike
    Dara,
    Beautiful photos. I went to Lassen when I was stationed at Beale AFB in 1967. The view from the summit is indeed spectacular. I can remember seeing Mt. Shasta in the distance. My camera at the time was a Yashica EZ-matic. Not a great camera but I did manage some fair photos from the climb. One of my friends took one of me sitting on one of the rock pinnacles on the summit.
    yashicaez.
     
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I'll bet it was a lot less popular a climb back then. Fortunately in the winter things aren't too bad, but in the summer it's practically a continuous stream of people on the trail.

    If you squint you can see Mt. Shasta in the second photo, poking up amidst the clouds.

    Don't knock the Yashica though - it's got a full-frame sensor!
     
  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Absolutely awesome set! Gorgeous photos, love it. :2thumbs:
     
  10. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    I can't see the photos ... is there a problem?