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Accessibility to Shasta's Eastside Trailheads in May

Postby RickF » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:43 am

O.K. I know it all depends on how much snow we get this winter and how much snow melts by the end of May. But, in a typical year are roads open to trailheads for the Hotlum-Wintun or Clear Creek routes by Memorial weekend?

I checked the SP Shasta page and the descriptions of how to get there don't include seasonal caveats.
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Postby 96avs01 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:57 am

telewoman wrote:Northgate Trail head opens first. I've driven within a mile of the trail head in May.


Have made it all the may to NG in mid-May before...but that was lean year ('07).

Glad you are scoring some serious pow Robin! 8)
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Postby RickF » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:37 am

Telewoman,

A friend of mine heard that some locals run snowmobile shuttles from the end of the road to the trailheads. Do you know anything about this?
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Postby RickF » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:53 pm

Telewoman,

Thanks for the great info., If you happen to find out that some of the snowmobilers would offer a shuttle service I would be interested in exploring that option. I expect that our group size will end up being between 4 and 6 people.

If we decide to wait until after Memorial weekend, waiting out the road openings, say late June or July do you think the east side slopes like Hotlum-Wintun would still be skiable?

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