Tag Archive: Mt Shasta

Jun 18 2012

TR: Mt. Shasta, Hotlum Glacier

Avalanche Gulch from Interstate 5

  This is my favorite time of year. Early summer corn season at Shasta! As usual, I was jibbing solo. The plan was to head to the east side. I didn’t really have a plan beyond that, just trying to get some good turns. Ended up skiing something a bit different than usual. The hunt …

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Jun 03 2012

TR: Mt. Shasta – Jibbing from Coquette Falls

Mt. Shasta from the north

The Coquette Falls TH is the only way I’ll be accessing the north side from now on. It provides DIRECT access to the bottom of the Bolam Glacier with a straight line to the summit from there. The road isn’t that bad. Glenn proved a Subie can make it.

May 13 2012

TR: Shasta’s West Face

Mt. Shasta (14,179') from Hwy. 44 view point (near intersection w/Hwy. 89)

Moving past the Heart seemed to take forever and it nearly broke my resolve to keep putting one foot in front of the other. The crunchy, still frozen surface did not feel like it would soften for a good descent and it was already 11am.

May 03 2012

TR: Sick trip to Shasta’s N-side.


Not wanting to waste an 11 hour round trip drive, I decided to keep to the plan.

Oct 16 2011

TR: Mt. Shasta – October 12, 2011

Sunrise from 8500' on the E side of Mt. Shasta

Headed up north once again.  I had to see what the last storm did to the mountain. I had been watching the snow piling up on Shasta, on the computer, and then watched as it melted away. I couldn’t take it anymore. Drove up Tuesday and camped at the Brewer Creek TH. The road was …

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Sep 30 2011

TR: Shasta September 28, 2011

The view from I-5 looked promising.

Headed up north with Mark Chon (aka-snowblasta). We were looking forward to some suncup dodging on the last of the summer snow. Still tons of snow. I haven’t seen this much snow on Shasta this late in the season before. The view from below on I-5 looked promising.

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Jul 31 2011

It’s Volcano Season!

North side of Mt. Lassen, July 2011

More than many years in recent memory, this year there is an incredible season of the volcano going on. With record snowfall during the Ten-11 season there is still snow worth hiking for as the dog days of summer settle in. Nowhere is that more true than on the slopes of the Cascade Volcanoes, from …

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