The last stop on my 35 day vacation.
From North Yolla Bolly to Hull then Shasta.
Got 5 days of skiing from the south side entrance at Lassen.
The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center sits below
the Tehama Ridge at the south side entrance.
Above, on the ridge rises
Pyramid Peak(NoName, Nellies Nipple, etc.)
-locally named, not on the map
Ski Heil Peak,
and Diamond Peak kinda sits out there on it's own.
a click to enlarge map -
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I pulled in Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 25.
Brokeoff Mountain on the left.
A really bad, fuzzy picture of my home for the next 5 days.
Day 1 Wednesday, Jan 26
I skinned up the road to Sulfur Works and up the ridge.
Taking pics along the way.
Brokeoff Mountain above the Tehama Ridge
Zoomed out - looking north-ish - Diller, Pilot Pinnacle, Lassen
Zoomed in to the south side of Lassen Peak
the top of Eagle Peak @ bottom of pic
Looking more NE is the ridge above Bumpass Hell
with Reading Peak in the background/middle
-pronounced 'redding'...the peak, the town - same dude...
Diamond Peak on the right
Zoomed back in for Diamond Peak
Looking back down to the lodge.
I'm just gonna call it the lodge - ok?
You can't stay there. But you can stay in the woods.
The cafe is open on the weekends.
There are heated bathrooms 24 hours/day.
A drinking fountain.
Winter camping is anywhere off to the left of the parking lot.
I skinned up the ridge aways and then skied down.
It's been so long, with so many pics/videos
I might have gotten a few days wrong here...
I skied this run 4 times though - I know.
Why don't you check the ski tracks and snow conditions
and tell me if I got the following few vids all mixed up.
This was Wednesday, so I was on my own.
I actually had the whole place to myself for once.
Not a soul around. I cooked up some food.
Tehama Ridge alpenglow
I skinned up the same ridge.
This is one of my favorite runs in N.Cal.
If you watch the videos, you'll see a lot of it.
I topped out a little farther and got a view of
the north side of 'pryamid peak'.
More terrain NW of Ridge Lakes
A little hop-scotch going on there.
Same problem with Shasta the last week.
Not sure if it's corning up/softening, up high.
A lot of NW winds and cool.
A trippy perspective shot
from my highpoint on the ridge looking to Lassen.
Pilot Pinnacle is the huge rock on the right.
My run down the ridge:
Day 3 Friday
The tent was warm. Car camping is so luxurious
compared to the Yolla Bolly's...
I awoke and headed for Diller.
'pyramid peak' on left,
my favorite run in the middle,
and Diller on the right.
As viewed from Sulfur Works.
The east ridge of 'pyramid peak'.
The south side is off to the left.
I've skied the Diller Couloir before with jibC.
The way up is up this east facing shot.
Looking across Ridge Lake to the north face of 'pyramid peak'.
Getting closer to Diller
I skinned up the south side. I wanted to access the east side
from the road, but was denied by fumaroles and creeks.
So I ended up topping out by Ridge lakes and attempting to skin
up the south side of Diller.
I cruised up aways and found the snow to be too steep
and firm to continue on skins.
I carried so much weight when snowblasta and I
spent 5 days in the Yolla Bolly's earlier in the month
I had been enjoying the light-weight day packs.
So I carried no crampons or ice axe.
It became apparent that I would have to give up my
skins for ski edges and cruise on down.
Had some trouble holding onto my gear
on the steep slope. I had to ski down to
retrieve my goggles.
Awesome snow! Perfect corn.
I cruised down to Ridge Lakes
Looking back to Diller after my descent
At the base of the south side of Diller
Looking to the north side of 'pyramid peak'
with Brokeoff in the background...
And summited the top of my favorite ridge.
Most people, who are lazy ski down and to the left.
Down the gully.
Don't do that. You are missing out.
There is a reason I skied this line so many times.
Day 4 Sat.
snowblasta had cruised up the night before and camped out.
He was up here for a couple of days.
We set out on the same ridge from Sulfur Works.
It had cooled down considerably this day.
We were skinning up ice.
snowblasta w/Diamond Peak in the background
We came back to the parking lot.
There was a storm coming in.
We contacted our resources on Droid and satellite phone.
The storm was coming in.
snowblasta resisting the forces of Nature
The forecast was calling for 7-10 inches.
So we stayed.
No Brokeoff Mt. scenarious please...
One we awoke from our tombs the next morning
Super warm and insulated
snowblastsa craulin' out of his tomb
We hooked up with a local Ski Patrol.
We started skinning first.
We punched up a skin track up through the woods.
snowblasta lookin' like a cop
Diamond Peak in the background
Sun Bowl below Brokeoff on the Tehama Ridge
Day 5 Sunday
The storm had come in and we were buried under 6-8 inches of fresh!
So we headed for the ridge.
The ridge from Brokeoff/Tehama is worth looking at.
This is Sunbowl.
We hooked up with a local ski patrol and skinned up and
switched off trail braking.
Then we skied down.
Our run from the top of the Tehama Ridge.
I don't remember man. I still have Shasta videos loading...
You tell me.
I'll be back...