Ascent of Cinder Cone on 2020-06-17

Climber: Jeremy Fuerst

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cinder Cone
    Elevation:6907 ft / 2105 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was part of a trip pursuing county high points for an itinerary that ended up (adaptability and all that) including Modoc, Lassen, Siskiyou, Lake/Colusa, Glenn, Mendocino, Butte, Tehama, Humboldt, & Trinity counties. (As it happens, Siskiyou -- Mt. Shasta -- was the primary objective on this tour, and it was the only unsuccessful summit attempt.)

I really only came to this corner of the Park to see the Painted Dunes. It was well worth the walk. I walked around the back side of the cinder cone to get some ground-level views of the Dunes and then took the trail up the side facing the dunes. I think this trail may be a bit easier to the summit as some gravel tempers the sand in spots.

Beautiful views. And because it was early enough in the morning on a weekday I saw very few people.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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