Dec 16, 2020, Mt. Shasta

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Posted by snowymonk on 1/5/20 2:20am


Had a fun solo outing on Shasta and caught the summit on a rare calm winter day. The snow conditions could've been better, but is always exhilarating to get up high in the mountains. Moved back to Southern OR and am looking for other adventurers... figured I'd start posting. I'll be chasing that unicorn day when I can ski 6k+ of pow from the summit (any TRs of a summit ski in pow of Shasta?) It gets so windy up there I wonder how often the conditions line up...

Here are some pics:







Misery hill was miserable both ways...


Awesome to see a winter run on Shasta!
2020-01-16 10:19:48
RonL
author=snowymonk link=topic=42409.msg166265#msg166265 date=1578248417]
I'll be chasing that unicorn day when I can ski 6k+ of pow from the summit (any TRs of a summit ski in pow of Shasta?) It gets so windy up there I wonder how often the conditions line up...


Probably not often! That's like asking to ski pow summit to car on Rainier... not likely.
Cool TR
2020-01-16 20:26:10
kamtron
Nice work snowymonk!  Been on that sastrugi there before (and on it on Clear Creek/upper Wintun, Hotlam-Wintun, West Face) and had fantastic near top to bottom runs (short icy gnar/sastrugi to 6K of corn to suncups) but being a visitor from NW WA, I'll never get what you got there.
2020-01-17 08:37:11
peteyboy
Right on summit ski in winter. 👍.
2020-01-19 18:24:08
Atraslin

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