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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Bubba Suess » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:38 pm

SMG wrote:More snow yesterday (5.29) and this week. At this rate, the climbing conditions will be excellent all summer long, and we'll probably be skiing all year! Now if the sun would just come out so we can really enjoy this epic snowpack!


In your experience and given the current snow pack, if things heat up over the weekend as they are forecasted to do and stay that way consistently, how long do you think it would take before we could get up to Gumboot?
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby sdtrackrunner » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:04 pm

Deb: I wouldn't expect much powder on the upper mountain. The guides coming down from Helen on Sunday spoke of firm wind-buff, ice, sastrugi, etc. The winds were 100+ mph so I didn't make a summit attempt. Still, the skiing below 50/50 was awesome.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby dskoon » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:05 pm

sdtrackrunner wrote:Deb: I wouldn't expect much powder on the upper mountain. The guides coming down from Helen on Sunday spoke of firm wind-buff, ice, sastrugi, etc. The winds were 100+ mph so I didn't make a summit attempt. Still, the skiing below 50/50 was awesome.


Yeah, that's what I heard/read. Glad I didn't make the 7hr. trip for that, though I'm sure the skiing was good.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Deb » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:17 am

Oh it looks like the snow might let up this week. YES! Plans for 18 June climb of West Face and ski down same. .....fingers crossed......
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Trawinski » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:59 pm

Also pulling for June 18. Heading to Hidden Valley to do something...Casaval, WFG, Shastina, whatever - just wanna get out there!
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Snowslogger » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:47 pm

Trawinski wrote:Also pulling for June 18. Heading to Hidden Valley to do something...Casaval, WFG, Shastina, whatever - just wanna get out there!


I'm thinking of doing the same - maybe I'll see you and/or Deb up there.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Trawinski » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:03 pm

Sounds like an SP party at Hidden Valley. Woohoo!
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Deb » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:17 am

Snowslogger wrote:
Trawinski wrote:Also pulling for June 18. Heading to Hidden Valley to do something...Casaval, WFG, Shastina, whatever - just wanna get out there!


I'm thinking of doing the same - maybe I'll see you and/or Deb up there.

I'll actually be dayhiking West Face....I can NOT stand carrying my house on my back just to save 3 hours in the morning. Will most likely leave Bunny Flat at 2AM. Skiing down the West Face just to put the house on my back again would truly be a drag. 18 June is it!
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Trawinski » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:08 pm

Good climbing moon next weekend too. Moonrise on June 18 - 10:51 PM, moonset next day - 9:47 AM, 92% illuminated (full on the 15th). Even fuller if your climbing the morning of the 18th (like 97%).
Link here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=224&month=6&year=2011&obj=moon&afl=-11&day=1
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Deb » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:55 pm

Trawinski wrote:Good climbing moon next weekend too. Moonrise on June 18 - 10:51 PM, moonset next day - 9:47 AM, 92% illuminated (full on the 15th). Even fuller if your climbing the morning of the 18th (like 97%).
Link here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=224&month=6&year=2011&obj=moon&afl=-11&day=1


Dat is the plan, my friend! Skinning under a big ass early morning moon with no headlamps............aaaaaaaaaaahh :wink:
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Rinat Shagisultanov » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:10 pm

Climbed Casaval Ridge on June 12, camped at 10000 ft (usual place). Got perfect snow early morning with some winds 15-20 mph on the ridge - otherwise good weather. Went off-route through one of windows on the ridge on the right/east side and then had to come back up. We did the cat walk with good snow. The snow in Avy Gulch was really slushy in the afternoon, but w/o significant postholing. We spent the night in the camp after the climb and got hit by the rain and the the wind which partially destroyed the walls around the tent. Descended back on June 13 with perfect weather conditions.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Trawinski » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:16 pm

Thanks Rinat. That'll be useful for Deb et. al. But alas, my girlfriend wants to go skydiving this weekend and my Shasta plans now have to wait a few weeks. Arrrhgggghhh! I want to see mountains!!! Not Lodi :(

At least there's plenty of snow to last, I would think...
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Deb » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:31 am

Trawinski wrote:Thanks Rinat. That'll be useful for Deb et. al. But alas, my girlfriend wants to go skydiving this weekend and my Shasta plans now have to wait a few weeks. Arrrhgggghhh! I want to see mountains!!! Not Lodi :(

At least there's plenty of snow to last, I would think...


Aaaw, that sux.....kinda. :/ I'll be sure to let you know what conditions you missed on the West Face. :lol:
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