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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby yosemiteforlife67 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:18 am

ok, thanks to both of you for your comments. I never have a thought of turning around, it would take something pretty bad for that. My plan was to hike two miles to the base camp area from the parking lot, hang out, maybe climb up a little way sup, and just kick back, day two was going to be my summit day, and day three take it easy , and head back to my vehicle. I have never had any major bad effects of high altitude sickness, but wanted to assure my self the highest level of success with going on some "pre"hikes to some high peaks. I appreciate all that advice, it really gives me a better idea of the focus up there. For whitney, it took some real mental determination to summit, i had come up from the west side, and was really feeling the effects of the elevation, but would not stop until i got to the top. iT SURE WAS WORTH IT!
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby yosemiteforlife67 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:41 pm

hey does anyone have more recent pictures of the clear creek route? i am doing that route in just under two weeks. Just curious how much snow is left up there.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby bscott » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:25 am

yosemiteforlife67 wrote:hey does anyone have more recent pictures of the clear creek route? i am doing that route in just under two weeks. Just curious how much snow is left up there.


not much if any. i did the route in early july and we were able to avoid snow the entire way. i did take slight detour on the way down to enjoy a 1,000' glissade, but you will have no problem with snow.

edited to add: we carried but never used crampons and ice ax.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:03 am

On 20 of September, 2014, Saturday, the weather was gorgeous (perhaps too gorgeous for Konwakiton Glacier). The Clear Creek route was completely dry and several people attempted it in one day. The upper Whitney Glacier was very broken. Have not seen it like that for a quite long time.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mtnlvrgirl » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:23 am

Found this on the internet-cool pictures of the mudslide.
http://mountshastaguide.com/blog/
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:44 pm

Here is how it looked that day. There was a 72 year old gentleman climbing that route solo. Impressive! No excuses! :o :)

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:09 pm

November 18, 2014 - Good conditions for climbing Clear Creek route, more snow less scree. The creek is still visible in places with running water. Cold Springs are under snow. No snowshoes needed at all. Crampons and ice axe strongly recommended if not a must.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:05 am

Do you mean Cold Springs or Clear Creek Springs? Cold Springs isn't really close to the Clear Creek Route!
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby clmbr » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:04 am

In such case Clear Creek springs. So where are Cold Springs?
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:54 pm

Cold Springs is where I started for the Wintun Glacier! The springs amost exactly 1 mile to the northeast from the Clear Creek Springs. There are a few springs in the forest and then in a meadow just below treeline as you approach the south of Ash Creek.

And they are extremely cold!!!
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby lesper4 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:17 am

Any update on the mountain? I am not planning on going till the peak season (May / April) but love the updates!
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby hatchgrey » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:28 am

Just spent night on green butte in the full moon. The snow is excellent till 10k but I'm unsure about going up to redbanks. I'm willing to try it with snow shoes and a snowboard from AV gulch on the next good weather window.
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby artrock23 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:22 pm

My apologies in advance if this question has been answered here previously, but...

What are the best guide books for climbing beta on Mt. Shasta?

ETA: I got this guide book below.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby lesper4 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:19 pm

Any updates with all these storms?
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:59 pm

Other than a good topo map, I don't there is a single route on Shasta for which you can't get better route information on SummitPost versus what is contained in any guidebook.

The guidebooks are very general and have minimal actual route information.
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