64 Photos - Jul 3, 2010
Photo: Photo: Drove up Friday night.  Pitched tents on shoulder at end of road.Photo: Sierra Club cabin.  We go up the Avalanche Gulch, the snowfield at right, upper.Photo: The spring was just dug out under 6 feet of snow.Photo: Starting up the Gulch, looking back.Photo: Looking up.  Destination Helen Lake campsite.Photo: EricPhoto: the "trail"Photo: Brian enjoying a break on his new foam pad.Photo: looking backPhoto: getting kinda steepPhoto: looking backPhoto: Finally made it to Helen Lake (Saturday PM)Photo: Photo: Red Banks, the ridge at top.  We take the trail around to the right. An avalanche on the left.Photo: Photo: Helen Lake campsites.  Freeze dried dinner and melted snow - yum!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 4am start from Helen Lake (small clump of specs below)Photo: Photo: Red Banks - so close, and yet so far.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The shadow of Mt Shasta as the sun comes up.Photo: Photo: The ridge above Red Banks.Photo: Photo: Photo: Eric in front of Misery Hill.Photo: Photo: The top!!! (Eric, center)Photo: Photo: Shastina?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Medicine Lake volcanoPhoto: Photo: We came up this ridgePhoto: Huge crevassPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Mt Lassen volcanoPhoto: The mighty explorersPhoto: Eric on top of the worldPhoto: Photo: Going back down.Photo: The summit, only one nasty, steep climb to go.Photo: Shastina, I think.Photo: Photo: Eric glissadingPhoto: Photo: Photo: Using the ice axe to slow down.Photo: Photo: