Peak Experience Auction is this Saturday, 9/15! 

Thank you to everyone who has registered for this event. We look forward to seeing you at the McConnell Foundation.

 

Reach the Peak

Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation

The Lassen Park Foundation succeeded in aiding Lassen Volcanic National Park in the rehabilitation of the Lassen Peak Trail. The trail allows visitors to hike 2.5 miles to the top of one of the largest plug dome volcanoes in the world, providing visitors with stunning views of surrounding areas, dacite rock formations, and an impressive overview of the Devastated Area.

 

Lassen Peak, standing at 10,457 feet, is one of the geologic pillars in the Cascades Range and one of the largest plug dome volcanos in the world.  It is also one of the few Cascades volcanoes where you can climb to the summit without technical gear.  Your reward is stunning views of the surrounding peaks and lakes, dacite rock formations, and an impressive overview of the Devastated Area.  The “Reach the Peak” project was a multi-year effort by the Lassen Park Foundation, National Park Trust, and National Park Service to restore and rehabilitate the 2.5-mile Lassen Peak Trail to enhance the visitor experience and accommodate its increasing popularity with hikers of all ages.

 

Rehabilitation of the trail began in 2010 and was completed in 2014.  The Foundation successfully reached its goal of $500,000 for this effort with the National Park Service and other partners contributing $1.7 million. The California Conservation Corps has completed the trail work, moving a lot of rock!

 

The Foundation with the National Park Service and its partners are determined to preserve this historic experience for the enjoyment of future generations. Together we will "Reach the Peak."  Thank you to all our donors.

 

Check http://www.nps.gov/lavo/parkmgmt/current-lassen-peak-trail-status.htm for current trail conditions and temporary closures during the snow-free months to complete this work.

 

The "Reach the Peak" video provides a great summary as to why this project was important to park visitors and the Lassen region.

Thank you for helping us Reach the Peak!

Partners - $10,000+

  • Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program
  • Ben B. Cheney Foundation
  • McConnell Foundation
  • National Park Trust 

Summit - $1,000 - $9,999

  • The Moore Foundation
  • Nathan Arendt
  • Perry and Anne Harris
  • Steven and Karen Jahr
  • George and Patricia Lindner

Crater Rim- $500 - $999

  • Nina Carroll
  • Kathleen Kennedy

Vulcan's Eye - $250 - $499

  • Bob and Betty Betty Masuoka
  • Randy Townsend
  • Douglas and Kathleen Alexander
  • Derek Anderson
  • Elizabeth Dakin
  • Jennifer and David David Smith
  • Tim and Elaine Martin
  • Joan McDougal
  • Bill Orr
  • Donald and Susan Susan Getman
  • Susan Watson

Grand View - $100 - $249

  • Teresa Grabstein
  • Targe Lindsay
  • Stephen and Diane Dakin
  • Ted Schaal
  • David Scott
  • Dr. Ahrens Ahrens
  • Kathleen Baird
  • Ted Balestreri
  • Bruce and Rose Mary Burke
  • Nancy Christie
  • David DeRose
  • Francis and Lynne Dickerson
  • Arnold and Elaine Grossberg
  • Mr. Thomas Hughes Hughes III
  • Friends J. D. Simon
  • John and Emma Janc
  • Thomas Lafehr
  • Nancy Lilly
  • Kenneth and Linda Misner
  • Gary and Leenie Napier
  • Christina Nichols
  • Bill and Erin Pace
  • Don and Mary Richey
  • Temple and June Smith
  • Lynn Sopwith
  • Jane Spencer
  • Chris and Sharon Stromsness
  • Donald and Carol Tallman
  • Thomas Vance

Trailhead - $50 - $99

  • Charles Bell
  • John Bonwell
  • Peter Botto
  • Fredrick and Jane Breitenbach
  • Thomas Ferriola
  • Glenn Grazer
  • Insu Hyams and Maurice Kugler
  • Martha Meredith
  • Lucinda and Phil Price
  • James and Helen Rawitsch
  • Robert and Deborah Royat
  • Randolph and Brooks Sautner
  • Robert and Sue Schultz
  • Denise Svendsen
  • Albert Vogel

Lake Helen - $1 - $49

  • Tim and Sheri Owens
  • John Andrews
  • Mary Bedford
  • Jean and Wellan Briggs
  • Marie Carr
  • LG and Jean Chyrsler
  • Allen and Sue Craig
  • Donald and Diann Curtis
  • Valera Dickinson
  • Thomas and Lynn Donahue
  • Robert Dunbar
  • Frank and Jeanne Greene
  • Paul Grunland
  • Michael and Melanie Lander
  • William and Maurine Lazansky
  • Ms. Diana Winyard
  • Paul and Leslie Mulligan
  • Roberta O'Grady
  • John Pelkan
  • Roger Pierce
  • Gene Serr
  • Peter and Jeanne Tymstra
  • Jennifer Wolfman
  • Robert and Kathryn Ball
  • Marjorie Bland
  • Jack and Dorothy South