This picture was taken in Lassen Volcanic Park and I scaled the black cinder-cone a few times by now. It doesn’t look like it as it appears like a regular peak with a summit, but the top actually has an open crater that you can look down inside. The ascend is short but steep, and the lose Black Volcanic sand/gravel makes it tough to get the traction needed. It’s a little like one step ahead, two back as you slide backwards with every effort to go forward. A stair master at its best for sure, but if you can preserve, you are rewarded with breathtaking views of the park and Lassen Peak.