San Jose, California
Mount Lassen Summer
Mount Lassen Summer Retreat
|A few campsites still available. Contact the Wild Recovery Treasurer to
to reserve yours.
Welcome to our summer retreat 06. Lets all
escape the insanity and heat of the valley and head up to the country.
A volcano, yes with lakes, shade, cool breezes and streams that
converge to waterfalls. With 106,000 acres of forest, lakes,
hydrothermal areas, and geological formations we are sure to be in awe.
Still active, Lassen last erupted in 1921, and is one of the worlds
largest plug domes. Way too much history and beauty to put in a couple
paragraphs, please come and experience it with us!
From the bay area take 680 north toward Sacramento, merge onto I-80
toward Sacramento. Merge onto I-505 toward Winters, Redding. I-505
becomes I-5 north. Take the CA-36 East/ CA-99 South Antelope Blvd Exit
649 toward Central Red Bluff/ Chico. Turn right onto CA-36/ CA-99
Antelope Blvd. Stay on CA-36/CA-99 for 2 miles then turn left on CA-36
and follow for 43.4 miles. Then turn left on CA-89 Lassen Peak Hwy.
Follow this road into the park and proceed to Summit
Lake North Campsites B1, B2, B3 & B25..
Travel time from San Jose is five hours. Parking is included in
Walking the Walk
1. For those that arrive
early Friday we are hiking Bumpass Hell
Trail. 3 miles and 300 ft gain, level 1.5. This trail offers bubling
mudpots, steaming fumaroles and boiling water. Most of the
elevated wood decking with hand rails to keep us off and away from the
dangers that lie beyond your reach. Come early on friday to
the natural wonder.
The Asskicker. Saturday we will climb to the top of Lassen on the Peak
trail. 5 miles and 2,000 ft. level 5+. It gets a 5+ because of the
elevation.Hiking up this trail at a nice slow pace and taking in the
beauty is your best bet. Take a break, drink some water, connect with
HP or a wild recovery buddy. Remember its not a race. The peak is
10,500 ft. For those not so ambitous we have a second choice.
Lake Trail to Echo Lake.This easy but rewarding hike is 4 miles and
gains 500 ft. Level 2.
Friday: Level 1.5
- Miles 3 - Elevation 300’
Saturday Hike #1: Level
5 - Miles 5 - Elevation 2,000’
Saturday Hike #2: Level
2 - Miles 4 - Elevation 500’
lake north @ 6700ft, sites B1,B2,B3 & B25 all hold 6
site and two cars. That's 24 first come first serve members for this
unforgetable excursion. The cost is $15.00 a person. Running water at
the campsites and flush toilets. Showers are a short drive to
campsite or bring a solar shower or no shower(this is camping).Bear
boxes are provided and are MANDATORY, NO FOOD ANYWHERE BUT THE
BOXES. Not even in your car. The campsite is at the lake so
surrounded by absolute beauty. Its a campsite in the shade of the
Know Before You Go
A short list of things to bring. Hiking boots, warm clothes, cool
clothes, sunscreen, bug repellant, enough food & water for 3 days
for each person, flashlight & batteries, camping gear, camera,
binoculars, first aid kits, solar shower, fire wood, trekking poles,
hats. There is a general store in the park 20 minutes from camp if you
This is Wild Recovery's Summer retreat. We will be car camping for
three days and two nights in the park. Especially because of the long
drive, try to carpool. An addict alone is in bad company.
Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $15 per person. See
the Wild Recovery Treasurer on
any hike for tickets.
Bring sunblock, plenty of water and snacks. A hat and trekking poles
optional but recomended. Please check back here later for more details.
Sorry, no dogs allowedl. See the Trail Maps/Park Info
page for maps and more information about the park. For more information
about the hike contact your hosts, Tom
L. and Richard C.
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