My main objective was to return to Lassen and complete my hike to Lassen Peak. Once again my efforts failed as the trail was closed for repairs due to a fatal incident I wrote about in 2009. The trail had been open part of this year, but they now have heavy equipment and a lifting helicopter at the trailhead. The noon time temperature at the trailhead was 37, so the seasons are changing. I went down the road and the first new trail I came to was twin lakes so I did this pleasant trail. Not much elevation but it was out of the biting chill and wind of the day.
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
average hiking speed 2.53 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.