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A few photos from a weekend hike in Lassen

Postby revhobo » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:15 pm

Pretty and easy hike on Brokeoff Mountain, and beautiful and extremely windy hike on Lassen Peak. The second one would have been quite easy, but the wind was reaching 40-50 mph, and wanted to knock me off my feet. Combined with some ice and hard, frozen snow on the trail it wasn't too difficult ;). Good hiking poles helped keep the balance. I owe it to my winter handband (with earwarmers :D) that I kept my sunglasses on all the way. The headband kept them on real tight.

As we were descending, the wind lessened considerably and it warmed up a bit. Perhaps we were hiking too early in the morning, and it is a normal weather pattern. It was still gorgeous.

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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:37 am

Nice photos! Its been about 15 years since I hiked Lassen. Beautiful area! That bottle is almost empty! :unibrow:
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby copeg » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:30 am

Nice shots. Never been to Lassen, although its on the long list of places to visit. From your photos it looks like an amazing place.
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Postby revhobo » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:35 pm

trailblazer wrote:From your photos it looks like an amazing place.

It is also very remote. The town closest to the trailheads is Mineral, pop. 90 (10 miles). There is a lodge there, but it is also possible to rent a 3-Bdrm apartment there for not much more than a room in the lodge. However, if I was going for a few days, I would seriously consider staying in Chester, pop. 2,300, which is 30 miles away from the trailheads (and is the second closest town to the Park). Mineral shuts down at 20:00, and there is absolutely nothing to do. If you decide to stay at the lodge, make sure you at least have an electric kettle in your car with you, so you can make a cup of tea or coffee in the evening.
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Postby dave54 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:56 pm

Chester is closer to the trailheads in the SE part of the Park and the Caribou Wilderness.

The NE corner of the Park has some real bizarre geology and has fewer people on the trails (usually). Several large burns in the central and eastern areas show vegetative recovery over time.
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Postby hikerduane » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:31 pm

We like it quiet in this neck of the woods. We can dip our snuff, smoke our cigarettes and drink our beer for entertainment. :unibrow:
Piece of cake.
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Postby revhobo » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:08 pm

hikerduane wrote:We like it quiet in this neck of the woods. We can dip our snuff, smoke our cigarettes and drink our beer for entertainment. :unibrow:

Well, one of the locals in Mineral told us with absolutely straight face when asked what they did for entertainment there, "well, we have hangings on Friday... you missed it". :unibrow:

The area is gorgeous, no doubt. I am thinking hiking there in the winter might be fun, but one would have to prepare well.
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Postby revhobo » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:09 pm

dave54 wrote:Chester is closer to the trailheads in the SE part of the Park and the Caribou Wilderness.

True. I meant the Lassen Peak trailhead.
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Postby hikerduane » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:00 am

A bunch of us from another group do snow trips in the winter in the Park, at least two it seems.
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Postby Ozark Flip » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:31 pm

Nice pics! :) Cottonwood 5th graders summit Lassen on school field trips each year. :cool:
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Postby revhobo » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:54 pm

Ozark Flip wrote:Nice pics! :) Cottonwood 5th graders summit Lassen on school field trips each year. :cool:

I would expect at least that much. For a 5th grader a 2000 ft moderate ascent (provided no ice and wind) should be a warm up. ;)
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Postby dave54 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:14 pm

revhobo wrote:...True. I meant the Lassen Peak trailhead.


LOL!!

I don't recall if I ever hiked up Lassen Peak. I have hiked down more times than I can count, but never up.

Back when I was a rotorhead for the FS we made several trips per year to the peak for various reasons. I was often the guy that came down on foot.
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