Sometimes there is only one way to go and that is up regardless how steep it is. We had hiked around the lake through the woods crossing old roads and into the wilderness. We could barely see Burnside Summit through the dense forward but we knew that about halfway cross through the meadow southbound that we could eventually cut off to our right or westward where the mountain began's to take shape or perhaps volcanic domes/vents. We would have to climb over allot of downed rotting trees some with sharp wooden limbs protruding upward while moving around the rock and trying to find through the dense forest where exactly the crown would be to the summit. We heard earlier intense vocalizations coming from this area which is what warranted us to pack up the gear and work towards scouring the woods below the Burnside summit.