Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by Bubba Suess » Fri May 30, 2014 1:09 am

Those are some awesome images clmbr! Chad, I want to see Clarence King Lake!

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by mrchad9 » Fri May 30, 2014 11:29 pm

Bubba Suess wrote:I want to see Clarence King Lake!

It was the only lake melted out. I suppose it melts out first, which makes since it being the lowest one in the actual crater. Though I never noticed this as it is the only one you cannot see from the summit of Shasta.

Actually over 24 hours it grew quite a bit, and got perhaps 6 inches deeper.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by nickmech » Sat May 31, 2014 2:35 am

Avalanche Gulch was in great shape when I climbed it last Thursday the 22nd. Camped at Helen Lake and found good snow up past Red Banks. Fun solo climb.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by Bubba Suess » Sat May 31, 2014 2:44 am

Chad, that looks awesome. Your whole route actually looks like a pretty fun way to get to the summit of Shasta, let alone Shastina. Give me a holler next time you are headed up!

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by clmbr » Sat May 31, 2014 4:37 am

Bubba Suess wrote:Those are some awesome images clmbr!

Thanks.

I’ll soon upload the video. It’s edited but needs to be rendered.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by fruitflyman » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:37 pm

Hey folks, I am probably doing Bolam glacier this weekend. Does anyone know the conditions at Marine Camp - is there water there? Thanks!

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by mrchad9 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:09 pm

I'm not sure, but I got a look at the mountain from the north a couple weeks ago... looked like a lot of ice was showing both on Bolam Glacier and what is normally a snowfield above it. Perhaps can be avoided but I hadn't seen it looking that icy even when I went in October one year. Bollam Gully looked to be all snow. Let us know!

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by clmbr » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:59 am

fruitflyman wrote:Hey folks, I am probably doing Bolam glacier this weekend. Does anyone know the conditions at Marine Camp - is there water there? Thanks!

Water at Marine Camp? Over a couple of weeks ago there were many water streams available on lower elevations, up to H/B Ridge camp. I expect more this weekend. See you around.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by yosemiteforlife67 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:28 am

Hey, what about any conditions for Clear Creek Trailhead? Can anyone tell me how much snow has melted off that part of Shasta? I am planning on going up there last week of July.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by Bubba Suess » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:08 am

yosemiteforlife67 wrote:Hey, what about any conditions for Clear Creek Trailhead? Can anyone tell me how much snow has melted off that part of Shasta? I am planning on going up there last week of July.

I took this last Tuesday:
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For what it is worth, while I was in that neck of the woods I discovered a heretofore unknown waterfall on Mount Shasta. Its not huge but it is pretty cool.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by JHH60 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:42 pm

yosemiteforlife67 wrote:Hey, what about any conditions for Clear Creek Trailhead? Can anyone tell me how much snow has melted off that part of Shasta? I am planning on going up there last week of July.


I was there over Memorial Day and the snow started about a mile from the trailhead, though was intermittent for the next couple miles. There were some dry patches at the base camp area at 8300' but the route from there had perfect snow climbing conditions in the early morning, which turned a bit sloppy later in the day. Of course that was two weeks ago...

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by WillyTheDog » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:51 pm

Toying with the idea of going up Clear Creek this weekend.
Probably gonna start at o' butt ugly, (like 2am? ambitious planning here, tryin to play a round of golf at shasta resort in the afternoon. Will probably play like shit.) Crampons and ice axe still necessary i presume??? At least for the top section around the wintun glacier??

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by JHH60 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:58 pm

WillyTheDog wrote:Toying with the idea of going up Clear Creek this weekend. <snip> Crampons and ice axe still necessary i presume??? At least for the top section around the wintun glacier??


I brought crampons and an ice axe two weeks ago and was happy to have them, especially near the glaciers. It might be more melted out now.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by ScottyP » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:52 am

fruitflyman wrote:Hey folks, I am probably doing Bolam glacier this weekend. Does anyone know the conditions at Marine Camp - is there water there? Thanks!



We just pulled the plug on our trip to Rainier this weekend and will be on the North side as well..

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