OK, I’ve tried pretty hard to find the info, now I’m asking:
What are the winter bonus dates for the various areas in California (W6)?
I’m going to attempt to activate Stevens Peak (W6/NS-375) in a couple of weeks, and I expect pretty “wintery” conditions. Many miles of snowshoeing, and awareness of potential avalanche danger. So I feel it qualifies for the spirit of the bonus pretty clearly, in addition to being an 8-point summit.
Also, I’m curious about Mount Shasta (W6/CN-001) – I’m probably going to attempt to activate it late May or early June. In most areas in the Northern hemisphere, this would be late-spring weather. However, as I can personally testify from climbing this mountain last year and the year before, around the same time of year, it is definitely winter weather. So does this one mountain retain the winter bonus later in the season than others?
I’m mainly just curious – I do this for the fun of the activation itself – the points are a nice little side benefit.