Forums Trip Reports California Volcano Tour Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) Author Posts April 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm #781478 TEX 2486 Posts Had a week off and needed to slide on Snow. Im going to Silverton and haven’t had a chance to really test my new Karakoram binding system . I also have a brand new Venture Zelix that hasn’t touched snow. Due to the low tide all year in the Sierra this new board had been collecting dust in the garage. Started at 5am on the 5 north. Day One-Saturday -Mount Lassen Pulled into Redding around 5pm. Still about an hour out to Lassen, just enogh time to get a look at the peak before the sun set. The Peak was looking good, but couldn’t tell if it was soft Next Morning it looked great Devastation Area parking lot was the meeting spot. Me, Mike Melton (Swanny) and Isaac Silverman all ready by 8 am After climbing out of the parking lot for about a half mile on dirt we started skinning. Day was nice, views were great. Really nice to be able to see Shasta to the north Break time Climbing Watching a skier booting up the gut of Lassen Peak. He had about 15 friends. Hes the little dot almost topping out. When their not much snow you can expect crowds where there is snow Mike Climbing Lassen Peak Isaac climbing Lassen almost there Me…..top of Lassen. New Venture Zelix and Karakoram Bindings. Shasta in the background Doesn’t get much better Isaac Mike and Shasta Top of Lassen Looking down the main bowl the top was rock hard Mike riding up top. Note the ice balls rolling down on me Isaac Ripping down Lassen Peak Mike Boys Ripping Isaac Skatepark style Isaac warp speed tomorrow SHASTA April 3, 2015 at 8:06 am #781481 sdmarkus 407 Posts Good stuff men, glad you’re getting some! April 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm #781486 schwalbster 321 Posts NIce Tex! After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity. April 4, 2015 at 10:51 am #781490 aksltxlt 621 Posts Hell yea! Looks like you guys scored. good to know Lassen has a snow pack this season April 4, 2015 at 11:41 am #781492 mgco3 50 Posts wow really nice pictures, looks like a great landscape! Amplid Milligram 163, Tour Operator 159 & LabCarbon 162, Phantom Alphas 14/15, Atomic Backland w/ Phantom LinkLevers https://mgco3.wordpress.com, https://www.instagram.com/conathanjumpman/ April 6, 2015 at 2:19 am #781514 Cbalke 237 Posts Nice @tex! We just scored it last Monday. April 6, 2015 at 10:28 am #781520 Incalescent 225 Posts Nice to see getting get got! http://goldenincalescent.blogspot.com/ April 7, 2015 at 7:13 am #781534 TEX 2486 Posts PART TWO- MOUNT SHASTA after spending the day on Lassen yesterday, new crew members met up at Bunny Flat for the new objective. Isaac had to return to work, Swanny had to take a sick day due to a wipeout on Lassen. Myself, LiketoRide , and JimW wold be the players today JimW all smiles on His first day of the new season Looks pretty good considering He drove all night to be here It was HOOOOOOOTTTT. The heat was working on Buffy. The heat was working on us. Buffy was trailing behind, not sure if it was the heat, or our odors. After Helen Lake Buffy made the call to drop. I had my eye on the Trinity Chutes, Jim had his eye on Thumb Rock Chutes. We arrived at The Thumb at 3:30. I had to say no to dropping this line due to time and energy. I wasnt sure if I could skin back out of the hole due to heat and exhaustion. But they sure looked tasty That big wet slide didnt add any good feelings about dropping this line in the 80 degree heat either Trinity Chutes. Someday……….Someday Shasta is HUGE Here is JimW looking down the Thumb Rock chutes. Mt. Lassen off in the distance Finally it was time to ride. 5500 feet of corn awaits JimW dropping from Thumb Rock Monday with Mike Sunday evening everyone had to go home. Except for Me and Mike we awoke to this view Monday was no repeat though. Light cloud cover and some wind kept everything above Lake Helen rock hard Mike skinning up avalanche gulch on a beautiful Monday morning Monday was no repeat. Because of wind and light clouds the snow above Lake Helen stayed rock hard. We pulled the triggger and enjoyed around 4500 feet of corntopia Mike Thanks to all the people who joined up on this trip. Eveyone should go to Shasta at least once April 7, 2015 at 1:32 pm #781539 Cbalke 237 Posts Strong work @tex @liketoride and @swanny, especially with that heat. I need to head back up there before Tioga opens. April 14, 2015 at 7:21 am #781661 SwitchBack 136 Posts Really cool. How long of a walk is to both of those hills? Every spring when I see you guys post your TR’s I vow to make it to California the next year. Maybe next year…. April 14, 2015 at 11:45 pm #781678 silver 167 Posts Yeah Ray, nice work. Great day on Lassen and thanks for posting all these shots. When do we get the Silverton report? April 15, 2015 at 5:41 am #781688 TEX 2486 Posts @switchback- the hike to snow at Lassen is about a quarter of a mile I would guess before you hit snow. It took about 4 hours to climb up Lassen. At Shasta we did the Avalanche Gulch route from Bunny Flat parking lot. We had to walk aroud 100 feet to snow from the car. Where you at? Just fly into Redding and Hit Shasta. It will be good till July this year. Isaac- Pics up this weekend Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) LassenShastaSpringVolcano You must be logged in to reply to this topic.