Hello, I am considering going up Mt Shasta sometime in May (memorial day weekend probably) and wanted to see if anyone else would be interested in joining me on the expedition. I am looking at doing Hotlum/Wintoon route again (did it as a BC snowboard in '15) as it is the more mellow route, and while I’ve seen BC skiers hit it in a day, I am thinking of doing the camp at 10k as a base camp etc…
I am doing this as a prep for a bigger summit, so I am going to be carrying some unnecessary weight as training etc… Still should be a fun outing though
Sounds like a terrific endeavor. Hope I’ll be able to chase you. Good luck on the “big one”, to follow.
Good news for you: You’re STILL in your youth!
Not sure if I will be ready for Mt. Shasta in May, but I may do Lassen Peak or different summit in Northern California, not very far from St. Shasta. Let’s meet one day and discuss it.
Lassen is a fun walk up…I actually wonder if the road is open right now (with the lack of snow). Funny story with Lassen, I did not even know I was going to be there as part of a camping trip. Had my Radio Gear so activate it I did. I recall there being some Cell service from that summit (probably hitting Susanville, or maybe Oroville) View fo Shasta from Lassen: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba2awpGjuI1lDJE7RUlLB1T6b646W3TLW2FYJA0/?taken-by=jdinslt.
That could be a fun S2S probably could do that on VHF.
hah…the road is closed, but no snowshoe tours due to lack of snow (at Lassen):
I may also be doing Shasta late May or early June, depending on lots of different things. Ha!
I doubt I’ll be doing it on Memorial Day weekend, but I probably plan on doing the Avy Gulch route again, along with all the other dozens of people.
yah, and given I have never gone up the Avy route, maybe I should do it just for the sake of knocking off that route…
If our winter stays on it’s current course, might be possible to do this peak in March actually (the road to bunny flat looks drivable in any decent 4x4 w snow tires)
A sad thought! I can’t even imagine doing Shasta in March, or even April!