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At 10,457' and 5,230' of prominence, Lassen Peak is the next major mountain south of Shasta. It lies in Lassen Volcanic National Park and, amazingly, can be summited by an established B level hiking trail (open August-October as a hike). Since this will be a hike not a climb, and accessibility is a mission of the Mazamas, I will prioritize applicants who have limited hiking/climbing resumes. But all are welcome to apply!

The drive from Portland is 7.5 hours direct, so I encourage participants to drive down the day before the hike. Camping is available in Lassen Volcanic National Park, starting at $22/night + fees. Redding, CA is also under an hour drive from the park. The leader will facilitate a carpool/shared campground spreadsheet, but participants will be responsible for finding their own transportation and booking their own campsites/lodging. There is also a $30 fee to enter the park.

The hike will be 5 miles round trip with 1900' of gain. While this is a B level hike, the trailhead starts at 8,500' and will have a lack of cover from the sun, making this hike more challenging than a typical B level. While the established trail is officially open for hiking in August, there is a chance of snowfields still crossing the trail. Until further notice, microspikes will be required. If conditions are unsafe to hike in microspikes the backup hike will be Brokeoff Mountain (9200' tall, 7.5 miles), Cinder Cone (6400' tall, 5 miles), or another peak of interest.

We will start hiking from the Lassen Peak Trail at 7:00A.M. to avoid potential heat.

Sorry, this peak is not glaciated.

***Minorities tend to experience higher amounts of stress. There's also lots of evidence that spending time outside in nature and socially engaging outside of work can reduce stress levels. Therefore, I highly encourage and welcome race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, economic, religious, and all other minorities to join me on my hikes!

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