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Memorial Day Backpacking in Lassen Volcanic National Park: The Cinder Cone Loop
May 25-27, 2013 - SOLD OUT, WAIT LIST ONLY
Escape the crowds and spend 3 days backpacking at Lassen National Park with the OAC!
Lassen National Park is 106,000 acres of forested foothills and volcanic relics just north of where the Sierra Nevada ends. The park is generally only operational three months of the year due to snowfall. This fact along with a location that is far from any of California's other attractions, makes Lassen one of the least crowded of the national parks. All four types of the world's volcanoes can be found within the boundaries of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Our backpacking trip here begins on Saturday. Arrive at Lassen either Friday night or by 10 am Saturday morning. We will start backpacking from Butte Lake around mid-morning on Saturday.
Day One: We'll start the hike from Butte Lake, past the Cinder Cone (with optional trip to summit) and Painted Dunes to Rainbow Lake. The total is about 5 Miles with 900ft elevations gain.
Day Two: We'll make a short hike to move camp from Rainbow Lake to Snag Lake (approximately 2 miles, up 150 feet, down 675 feet ). After moving camp, we'll go on an 8- mile day hike loop, with 1,150 feet of elevation gain/loss. The hike goes to Horseshoe and Juniper Lakes, then back to our camp at Snag lake.
Day Three: We'll pack up camp and finish backpacking around Snag Lake and back to Butte Lake. It's about 7.5 miles, and goes up and down 750 feet.
The total backpacking distance for this trip is approximately 14 miles, plus 8-miles of dayhiking (without our packs) to explore the apline lakes.
Our leisurely pace will allow us to take small side trips up an impressive Cinder Cone and to nearby lakes. This unique area has you hiking around lava beds, volcanic dunes and cinder cones. On Saturday and Sunday nights, enjoy lakeside camping and delicious backpacking meals while we complete this very scenic hike.
Along the way, your OAC guide will impart backpacking knowledge and tips, and teach those who are interested map and compass skills while you trek. All levels are welcome. Even seasoned backpackers will enjoy OAC's catered backpacking experience.
This trip may or may not have snow depending on the snow melt this year. If there is snow, then we may adjust the distance, and you may need snowshoes. If you've never worn snowshoes, don't let this scare you off! It's extremely easy to pick up and do. Most people can pick up snowshoeing in just a few minutes.
The Outdoor Adventure Club guides will be cooking up some great meals on the trip. Be ready to eat well as we spend the weekend in the woods, and let us know if you have any dietary considerations. We are happy to accommodate just about any diet.
A thorough trip description will be sent with your confirmation. The details will include when and where to meet, what to bring, and more of what to expect. A carpool list will also follow prior to the trip.
Where is this trip?
Here's a Google Map to the general area
Specific driving directions for the trip will come with your confirmed reservation.
You need to supply your personal backpacking gear: backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, appropriate clothing, and personal items. A complete gear list will be sent to you with your reservation confirmation.
The Outdoor Adventure Club has a supply of backpacking gear available for rent. For a list of available items and pricing, go to our gear rental page. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to rent gear so we can reserve it for you.
Ultimate Members: FREE
OAC Members: $225
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