Ascent of Cinder Cone on 2015-09-23

Climber: Danny Smith

Others in Party:Kim Smith
Date:Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cinder Cone
    Elevation:6907 ft / 2105 m

Ascent Trip Report

Cinder Cone is another type of volcano in the Lassen Volcanic National Park. Although it is only a 700 foot ascent with an elevation of 6,907 feet and a round trip of about 5 miles it is really neat to kick steps up the steep trail of loose scoria. Scoria forms when blobs of gas-charged lava are thrown into the air during an eruption and cool in flight, falling as dark volcanic rock containing cavities created by trapped gas bubbles. It is really fun to walk the trail around the rim and down into the cinder cone. The view from the top is really neat looking down on all the different colors and effects on the landscape that this and other volcanoes created during their incredible life. And also a great view of Lassen Peak, a plug dome volcano. An incredible morning with Kim on this cinder cone.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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