Last weekend I hiked Lassen Peak with Galen and Johan for some pretty-good-for-July corn shredding. When we started the summit trail in a stiff gale (with practically no visibility) at 6:30 am, we weren't sure what to expect, but hoping for the best. As we summitted at about 9 am, the clouds began to dissipate, leaving us with spectacular views and -- thanks to the wind-dried snow -- some pretty epic July skiing.
|Lassen's summit crater|
|We skied the north side of the east buttress of Lassen Peak, before climbing back to the ridge and skiing the south side|