Trip Report
Cliff Lake Adventure - Siskiyou Forest

by cmcc
Saturday November 24, 2012 9:01pm
We recently moved to Redding and my son, Caleb, and I wanted to start ...
We recently moved to Redding and my son, Caleb, and I wanted to start exploring our new local mountains. Cliff Lake is a short 2 mile hike on a "very rough" 4 wheel drive road. Glad we left our Subaru behind.
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Here is Caleb looking at the peak we would climb the next day.
Here is Caleb looking at the peak we would climb the next day.
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There is a cabin at the lake.  Someone had build a small dock that was...
There is a cabin at the lake. Someone had build a small dock that was secured by large logs.
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Credit: cmcc

This was an old camp stove with cast iron griddle. Made a nice table. ...
This was an old camp stove with cast iron griddle. Made a nice table. There were some bad fires this summer so felt like it was too dry to fire the thing up.
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The moon coming up over the mountain was a cool.
The moon coming up over the mountain was a cool.
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The next morning we hiked around the lake and started our climb up the unnamed peak.

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Looking back down to Cliff Lake
Looking back down to Cliff Lake
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Large pile of quartz about half way up.
Large pile of quartz about half way up.
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I think the ridge that I pan across is part of the PCT.

On our way down... Timber Lake
On our way down... Timber Lake
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We were able to find a well marked trail to descend.

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Good size tree for what did not seem to be old growth
Good size tree for what did not seem to be old growth
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So much to explore in the North State <br/>
Great time with my son!
So much to explore in the North State
Great time with my son!
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cmcc is a trad climber from Redding

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eKat

Trad climber
  Nov 24, 2012 - 09:03pm PT
WONDERFUL!

TFPU!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Nov 24, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
Cool trip with your son!
Welcome to Redding,
Give me a shout if ya need a climbing partner.
Tad
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
  Nov 24, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
I liked how your tr was focused on your son. Sweet.
!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
  Nov 24, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
A tirip Calib will long remember, well done dad.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Nov 24, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
hey there, say, cmcc....

thanks for the wonderful trip report with your son...

hope to see these pics, soon...
the cabin sounded neat... and the moon-sky...

god bless!
happy 'many more trips' to you both!
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
  Nov 24, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Very, very nice!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
  Nov 24, 2012 - 11:45pm PT
Outstanding! Great little adventure.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
  Nov 25, 2012 - 02:10am PT
great tr and my neck of the woods! Caleb's the Man!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Nov 25, 2012 - 03:24pm PT
Solid Gold!!!! Thanks!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Jan 22, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Missed this the firsttime. Beautiful place.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
  Jan 22, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Excellent TR . I am at that point in life where it looks like having kids will be in my future . I am hesitant about this , all the work it entails , scaling back your own interests , sacrificing for others etc.

But the thought of having a climbing trip like this with a son seems so cool , and makes having a kid or two that much more appealing ...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  Jan 22, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Two tumbs up salute!
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
  Jan 22, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Nice.

Dan: It's worth it.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
  Jan 22, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
lol...

Good to know .
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