Lassen Peak snow climb

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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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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.
 

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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:


I thought the highest places in Florida were the highway overpasses!

But loved the mountain hike photos. Can't hike anymore and it brings back best memories!
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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.
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!
 
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