Ascent of Cinder Cone on 2020-06-17
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 17, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6907 ft / 2105 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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