deungsan wrote:Are there any good places to bivvy on Green Butte Ridge? I ask because the Shasta guide/map that Fifth Season sells says, "Not much cover or 'bivoucable' snow between 8,000 and 10,000 feet."
Probably a fair statement .. I camped near the top of Green Butte last May -
It was unseasonably warm and still, with a big high pressure system over the area. It would probably be pretty exposed if it was windy, so you would want to dig down.
Looking down the ridge from higher up, I think my tent was around the center of this pic -
As you can tell, there is a fair amount of ridge traversing from there. On my descent I glissaded Avalanche Gulch (sweet
) to near Helen Lake and traversed back to Green Butte Ridge, and then back to my camp.
You could also camp at Helen Lake and climb the more "interesting" part of GBR if you so desired. But I always think of Helen Lake as more of a social experience than a desirable place to camp
And it definitely gets windy there.