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View from the trailhead at 8500 feet, looking straight up towards Lassen Peak.

The 2.5 mile trail actually cuts back through the trees on the right, and then works up along the ridge line in a relentless series of switchbacks, raising almost 2000 feet to the summit.

For climbers who usually bag peaks like Shasta or Whitney, this is a quick "fun run" compared to what they're used to. (At least that's what they told us at the summit.) For folks who've spent the last year doing "baby-ups" near sea level, it's still doable, but it's a much more significant workout.

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