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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby fruitflyman » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:02 am

Looks like the place will be popular this weekend. I am curious to see what the conditions are on the glaciers...
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mtnlvrgirl » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:56 pm

Bubba Suess wrote:
yosemiteforlife67 wrote:Hey, what about any conditions for Clear Creek Trailhead? Can anyone tell me how much snow has melted off that part of Shasta? I am planning on going up there last week of July.

I took this last Tuesday:
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For what it is worth, while I was in that neck of the woods I discovered a heretofore unknown waterfall on Mount Shasta. Its not huge but it is pretty cool.


Looks like Mud Creek Canyon and Upper Mud Creek Falls to me.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby Bubba Suess » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:42 pm

mtnlvrgirl wrote:Looks like Mud Creek Canyon and Upper Mud Creek Falls to me.


Well, yes, the image is Mud Creek Canyon and falls. Did you follow the link?
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby yosemiteforlife67 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:38 am

how close to clear creek trail.....is mud creek?
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby Bubba Suess » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:54 am

yosemiteforlife67 wrote:how close to clear creek trail.....is mud creek?

The Clear Creek Trail follows the rim of Mud Creek Canyon. The confluence of the two creeks is visible from the trail:
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The trail is so named because it leads to the large complex of springs that is the source of Clear Creek.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby JHH60 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:20 pm

I finally found the USB connector for the camera I took up Clear Creek over Memorial Day. Bear in mind this photo is now three weeks old, but was taken a little closer to the start of the climb (from base camp at 8300') than Bubba Seuss' photo so may still be useful to someone. The route goes up the obvious glissade tracks. :)

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby jibmaster » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:22 pm

Was up at Shasta last week. Approached via the Gravel Creek TH.
Didn't make it up too far - the past 12 months haven't treated me well(not much skiing), so am
not in the best of shape.
Working on that...next year will be better.

Anyhoo - got some pics
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jibmaster/

A couple videos are already up, with two more uploading showing the skiing.
:edit: vids are up
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDn6S5 ... frpoZ51OfA

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Hotlum
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Bergschrund on the Chicago Glacier
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby fruitflyman » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:45 pm

Climbed Hotlum Glacier and the left Hotlum Gully (the route shown in Jibmaster's first photo above) on June 15. Very nice conditions in the gully - plenty of WI2-ish terrain mixed with hard snow. The ice is perfect. Very good route right now.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:36 pm

Mt Shasta, North Side (Hotlum Glacier and Hotlum/Bolam Ridge), June 14, 2014.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby ScottyP » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:00 pm

fruitflyman wrote:Climbed Hotlum Glacier and the left Hotlum Gully (the route shown in Jibmaster's first photo above) on June 15. Very nice conditions in the gully - plenty of WI2-ish terrain mixed with hard snow. The ice is perfect. Very good route right now.




We summited on the 15th also on the left ice gulley. Party of three were you? We were the two ahead of you and thought you turned back. Scott. Btw, we had a rocking rent site at 11,700' favorite so far on the mountain. Scott
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby fruitflyman » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:44 pm

Yes, that was our group. We made it to the summit at noon. We camped at 10,700 on the eastern-most fork of the glacier. Not comfy, but good position.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby LesterLong » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:09 pm

Is this something a beginner like me can do? How many hours of climbing? What's the crux of it?

You westerners have some beautiful mountains.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby yosemiteforlife67 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:49 am

hey, just an additional inquiry regarding clear creek route......above clear creek meadow/camp area....are there spots up above that are good , in case i want to have a slightly shorter summit day? How far up, does the creek go, and how accessible, and how high can you set up camp?I would assume , i would probably have to bring all my water....depending on how high above the meadow the creek starts. Information on this would be very helpful. Thanks.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby JHH60 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:53 am

yosemiteforlife67 wrote:hey, just an additional inquiry regarding clear creek route......above clear creek meadow/camp area....are there spots up above that are good , in case i want to have a slightly shorter summit day? How far up, does the creek go, and how accessible, and how high can you set up camp?I would assume , i would probably have to bring all my water....depending on how high above the meadow the creek starts. Information on this would be very helpful. Thanks.


The usual base camp area at around 8300' (where I shot the photo I previously posted) is where the creek starts. There are places higher up where you could bivy but they are smaller, more exposed, and require you to melt snow and/or bring your water.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby ScottHanson » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:14 am

rookie questions:
I am interested in climbing Shasta first time up easy (cl 2 or easy cl 3), straight-forward approach in July 2014. One day push.
1) good guidebook?
2) good route (I have crampons)?
3) need permit? get day of climb? get at trail-head?
4) best to start at midnight to avoid slushy snow conditions?

Thanks for any tips!
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