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    Cascadian Volcano Raid part 3 0f 9 Lassen Peak

    05/17/09 Lassen Peak

    Lassen Peak is the Southern most Volcano in the Cascade chain and is the high point of Lassen National Park which is riddled with Alpine peaks and Hot springs. What people donít realize is that Lassen gets pounded by massive amounts of snow during the winter months with snowfall totals that rival Paradise at Mt Rainier (650 Inches).Thank God this was the southern most part of the trip as Iím a cold weather person and the temperature in the city of Redding was 106.

    Our objective was to skin up the SE ridge of Lassen and make our first decent down the NE face 2000 vertical feet then skin around the Eastern side of Lassen back to our Ascent route. We would ascend the ridge for a second time and ski down the west face for a 1700 foot decent then skin SE to a low saddle at 8í500 feet then descend the final 400 feet back to the parking lot.

    Image taken with the Sunnto x10
    Looking at the West face of Lassen Peak from the Redding Valley

    Photo by Amar
    Sunrise of Diller Mountain

    Looking at the Southern face of Lassen Peak from Lake Helen

    Photo by Amar
    Looking at the Eastern face of Lassen with our ascent route on the left side

    Photo by Amar
    Skinning up the ridge with Bumpass Mountain in the background

    Skinning on the Crater with summit proper in the Background

    Amar bootpacking to the summit proper

    Chillin on the Summit Looking North towards Mt Shasta

    Getting ready to drop 2000 vert

    Amar getting ready to do some skiing (Whats the deal with the equipment on the Summit?)

    Amar drops the NE face first

    Then I show how we ride in Washington


    Amar ripping it in perfect corn

    After 2000 vert of Perfect corn we did a long traverse around the eastern flank

    Amar skinning to a low pass

    Amar doesnít need snow to skin

    Heading back up to the summit

    Amar looking at a sign on the summit with Bumpass Mountain in the background

    Skiing across the summit crater

    Photo by Amar
    Getting ready to drop the West face

    Photo by Amar
    Riding down with Vulcans Castle and Eagle Peak in the background

    Photo by Amar
    Amar skiing down with the remnants of an old lava flow in the background

    Amar skiing down the lower apron with Loomis Mountain in the background


    Back to skinning one last time

    The low saddle that give us access to the parking lot after 400 vert


    Totals for the trip
    Ascent/Decent 5300 feet
    around 7.5 miles


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    Thanks to the Voli Ski patrollers who showed me there secret stash

    No thanks to the kids from Colorado who were loud as all hell in the parking lot at 1 A.M.
    Yeah I know you climbed Lassen in a full moon you only said it 4 F#*king times
    Last edited by Kyle Miller; 06-02-2009 at 02:19 AM.
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    damn very nice.

    cant wait for the next 6!!

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    nice work.

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    Looks like a fun trip!

    Get your mountains straight. The mountain pictured below is Reading Peak. I wonder how the skiing is over there?

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    Skinning up the ridge with Bumpass Mountain in the background

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongShortLong View Post
    Looks like a fun trip!

    Get your mountains straight. The mountain pictured below is Reading Peak. I wonder how the skiing is over there?
    The skiing is fun.
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    Bumping the radness of this series of TR's. Have a look at the dates on these people, Amar and Kyle were flying up these mountains!

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    I'll be there."
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    Awesome and inspiring.
    not counting days 2016-17

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