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Mount Shasta-Ski Descent

Mount Shasta-Ski Descent

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 41.40940°N / 122.1939°W

Object Title: Mount Shasta-Ski Descent

Date Climbed/Hiked: Jun 4, 2005

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring


Page By: Brian Kalet

Created/Edited: Aug 26, 2005 / Sep 8, 2014

Object ID: 170380

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Access from Mount Shasta City, California:
Take Lake Road East.
Lake Road becomes Everitt Memorial Highway.
Take Everitt Memorial Highway to Bunny Flat trailhead (6940').

Mount Shasta:
I hiked up to Avalanche Gulch and climbed it, summiting Misery Hill en route. I never took out my ice axe. The slope never seemed to exceed 40 degrees. I continued hiking to ~100 feet from the summit, dropped my skis due to lack of consistent snow, summited and skied down to the trailhead. From where I started skiing to the top of Avalanche Gulch, the snow was too firm, but never softens up according to a Mount Shasta ranger. Once inside the Gulch, the snow was great. I just had to avoid the glissade tracks. A 35-40 degree slope is maintained for about 3000 vertical feet. The snow never got too heavy even down at the trailhead.

Avalanche Conditions:
Spring conditions; saw old loose avalanches.

Total Elevation: ~7300'
Total Skied Elevation: ~7200'

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Cool! Way to go!
Posted Aug 28, 2005 4:03 pm



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Thanks for sharing.
Posted Mar 1, 2013 12:15 pm

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