Ascent of Cinder Cone on 2015-09-23
|Others in Party:||Kim Smith|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 23, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6907 ft / 2105 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCinder 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.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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