Ascent of Lassen Peak on 2019-07-05

Climber: Patrick Bergeron

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lassen Peak
    Elevation:10457 ft / 3187 m

Ascent Trip Report

Given that it was Friday, the day after Independence Day, I thought the park would be jam packed with visitors.

Drive up from Sacramento, arriving at the entrance around 11, the fourth car in line to pay entrance fee. So not much wait there.

Even the Lassen Trail parking lot had plenty of open spots. 10-20ft of snow near the trailhead. Lots of families with kids sledding around and sliding down the snow.

Upper parts of the main trail are mostly dry with some large snow patches on north-facing slopes. Slippery in the afternoon as it heated up. Most people didn’t bother with micro spikes though they would be helpful on the few sections. Overall a fun quick day trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2357 ft / 718 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:Lassen Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Lassen Peak Trailhead  8100 ft / 2468 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes

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