Mt. Shasta 5/20/2012

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Dr. Delam
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Mt. Shasta 5/20/2012

Post by Dr. Delam » Mon May 21, 2012 12:48 pm

Mt. Shasta had been calling me and I made it happen this past weekend with some good friends from work. I hadn't been up there in a few years so it was great to be back. That place is magical.

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This is the face we skied though this was taken earlier in the season.

We started climbing at 5 am from the Bunny Flat trailhead up avalanche gulch. Six and a half hours and 7,230 vertical later we summited at 14,180 ft.

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The weather cooperated and we had turn after turn of perfect corn snow all the way down to the car. I brought up my Soul Train skis mounted with Dynafits and they delivered the goods. Light enough for long climbs and a little rockered for effortless corn skiing.

On the drive back we caught some of the solar eclipse as an added bonus.

We are hoping for a Mt. Lassen trip next weekend which should be just as good.

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Post by Huck Pitueee » Mon May 21, 2012 1:55 pm

Wicked!!! That's a serious climb! Did you have to boot climb in the end?Good call on Lassen. I got it for four days around May 12. The road was closed at sulpher works so we mostly hung out around Brokeoff and Diller.
https://vimeo.com/42218562
Here's a vid I made for my partners that shows the conds. and some pics of the snowpack at the end.
My friend Tom Cal in Truckee can rent a house 10 minutes from the visitor center for cheap if you're interested. I paid $35.00 a night for a room in a good sized cabin.

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Post by Dr. Delam » Mon May 21, 2012 2:57 pm

Yes, the top half gets fairly steep so I threw the crampons on at the Helen Lake area. Misery Hill area was windy and scoured sastrugi and trying to skin that would be a PITA as well.

Your Lassen video looks inviting. Your footage makes me want to take up snowboarding. I hear the road is now open allowing shuttling for easy vert.

Thanks for the info. I have a van that I sleep in but my buddies might be interested in the cabin.

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