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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby Yeti » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:40 pm

I've got an interest in the snow levels on the West Gully and Avy gully. The Web-Cams don't seem to be terribly reliable
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby jibmaster » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:10 am

Skied last Wednesday.
http://www.earnyourturns.com/11870/shas ... r-13jun12/
going up again tomorrow...
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby clmbr » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Hi jibmaster, another great report of yours, thanks a lot.

I'm planning to get there over this weekend.
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby Yeti » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:45 pm

jibmaster wrote:Skied last Wednesday.
http://www.earnyourturns.com/11870/shas ... r-13jun12/
going up again tomorrow...

Great to see all that snow! Thanks
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby mountainsandsound » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:17 pm

Climbed the Bolam Glacier route yesterday. The shrunds were easily crossed. Almost no bare ice exposed yet on the Bolam, Hotlum, or Whitney glaciers from what I saw. Spoke with a ranger and some climbers who said that snow bridges on the Whitney and other north side glacier routes were rapidly collapsing. One climber on the Whitney punched through a bridge.
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby clmbr » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:49 pm

Thanks mountainsandsound, great!

I was aiming for this weekend to go there but the weather forecast does not really look favorable, so I may postpone it a bit.

Any close-ups, btw?
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby jibmaster » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:25 pm

Went back to the Hotlum yesterday. Some scum on my camera lens, so only have a few pics. A lot of them are out of focus...damn!
Anyways, got bogged down in a long line of bouldering across the lower moraine. Took way too long. Should have skinned up the way I did last week. Someone's boot pack led me straight up into the rocks...
http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=1174439 ... %2C%202012
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby jibmaster » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:42 pm

Saw these folks just beneath the Lower Headwall.
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby mountainsandsound » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:27 pm

Sorry, no pics now but I'll post some when I get back home to Washington this weekend. It is overcast now in Redding by the way.
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby WillyTheDog » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:10 pm

Howdy, first post, been keeping a eye on this thread.

Just talked to a ranger a few minutes ago;

Said this storm isn't moving out until Tuesday at the earliest. Snow likely for Friday and Saturday, 70mph winds on Sunday. The red banks will get iced over, temperatures well below freezing.

Maybe not the greatest weekend to go up there.
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby Yeti » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:16 pm

WillyTheDog wrote:Maybe not the greatest weekend to go up there.

Not a great day to summit... but could still be a fun hike above the trees.
I go to Mt Washinton almost every year specifically to experience that kind of weather. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby pjc30943 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:02 pm

For Sargeants, have most of you
1) parked at BF and walked everett memorial to the end, then approached the ridge
2) parked at the end, and on your return down AG walk the few miles back the car
3) or park and just cut to sargeants from BF, not using the road?

Also, if anyone has updated higher-than-webcam-quality shots of the snowpack after the storm, that'd be great to see!
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby WillyTheDog » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:42 pm

Was up there Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th.

I have pictures around helen and up around the red banks but being an idiot i have no idea how to post them up here.

If i could get a quick lesson on posting pictures, ill post up a few.
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby pjc30943 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:34 pm

Thanks! How did your trip go?

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Any surrounding shots of ridges etc would be particularly useful, too.
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Re: Mt. Shasta Conditions

Postby clmbr » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:23 pm

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