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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:37 pm

clmbr wrote:Current Conditions of Clear Creek Route:

Between now and another dump of new snow the Clear Creek route may be hiked/climbed without touching any snow except on the plateau (and that may be avoided). Stay right on the trail all the way to Red Rock (yes the trail is there all the way, just don’t lose it) and then go up the "steep rocks" navigating thorough or zigzagging in between snow patches. No crampons needed at all.

If you desire to traverse the snow slope to the right of the Red Rock, I would definitely recommend crampons, ice-axe and (just in case) self arrest skill.

I think I've finally become tired of this route.

BTW, the toilet paper was in the restroom again after reopening the US Government.

No video?

If you climbed Clear Creek a couple more times you could compile all the pics and flip through them and it would be like a time lapse video showing conditions year round.

Nice update...
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:21 am

mrchad9 wrote:. . .
No video?
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Only because you asked. :) Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5IiPOP0cno
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby seano » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:42 am

mrchad9 wrote:
clmbr wrote:BTW, the toilet paper was in the restroom again after reopening the US Government.

No video?

Of the toilet paper? Unforgivable!
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:15 pm

Nice video clmbr. Snow melting off quick for how cold it is I think.

Those daypacks looked big! And harnesses and double boots too... gotta weed through that gear maybe?

And watch out for that Marco dude... he may be stalking you.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:22 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Nice video clmbr. Snow melting off quick for how cold it is I think.

Those daypacks looked big! And harnesses and double boots too... gotta weed through that gear maybe?

And watch out for that Marco dude... he may be stalking you.

:) :D :D
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:26 pm

So what route is next?

I've hit up all mine... looking to do some variations next year. Bolam Gully, west side of Hotlum, Cascade Gulch again but exit onto the glacier this time. Whitney again. And maybe even Konwakiton at some point.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:35 am

Well, I still keep the option to climb all (5) glaciers at once open (perhaps solo). Other than that Whitney Glacier (my favorite), Hotlum Glacier (my mousetrap), and Wintum Glacier (it looked nice when you climbed it).

As none glaciated routes: Casaval Ridge (an annual must), H/B ridge (an easy north side approach and to visit my friends, ice worms), AG (for the company), and now Clear Creek (in a day a couple of times).

I’m hoping to climb Mt Shasta next year at least 10 times.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:40 am

Where exactly are these worms?
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:01 am

In the water stream at H/B ridge base camp. They must be coming from Bolam Glacier. I’ve not seen them this year though.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:12 am

what's the deal with ice worms?




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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby fruitflyman » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:57 am

Has anyone seen ice worms on Shasta this year?
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby Funyan005 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:07 am

Bump for current conditions? Trying to figure out what I'm doing on Monday. Hopin someone in town could update this?
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby Bubba Suess » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:38 am

Funyan005 wrote:Bump for current conditions? Trying to figure out what I'm doing on Monday. Hopin someone in town could update this?
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It has been pretty nice for this time of the year. It has been creeping into the low 60's here in town and is supposed to maintain that through the next 3 or 4 days, though some clouds are supposed to show up around Monday. This is probably the last gasp of decent weather. Make it count!
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby Funyan005 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:34 am

Can always count on you Bubba for current conditions!

Hows the snow level on the mountain?
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