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Mt Shasta

Postby Gazelle » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:15 pm

Mt Shasta 6/13/2015 solo from Bunny flat left 12:20am, summit 6:30am, bunny flat 10:00 am 9 hours 40 min 10.8 miles 7200 elevation gain, first one to summit that day not bad for first time! Very dark and only got off track once at the bottom. Very windy above Red banks to plateau above misery hill. Snow was still too firm to glissade on the way down Bummer! And yes my ass was kicked!

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Shasta 6/13/2015 dirt trail to below lake helen

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headlights of the people below me after catching the last group of guys below red banks

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summit finally in view

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The next summiteers

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Thumb rock on way down

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route down

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Lake Helen

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Looking back up at Red Banks

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Took the snow route down instead of the dirt trail.
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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby maverick » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:38 pm

Very cool, we did the same route the last time we did Shasta. I remember going up quite a while back, and while passing some folks, also heading up, they asked me where Helen Lake is, they were looking forward to staying at a lake overnight before summiting. :)
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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby Gazelle » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:03 pm

That is funny! I had a few groups of guys want to follow me as I passed thinking I knew the way told them it was my 1st time and to follow other foot prints and stay between the ridges was surprised at the amount of light people had brought with them huge hand held flashlights but there was almost no moon. Beautiful stars and some shooting ones also!
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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby maverick » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:11 pm

Still considering coming to the Meet-up?
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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby Gazelle » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:50 pm

Yes just depends if I can get the week off have my route planned out very aggressive so may change once out there
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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby Vaca Russ » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:18 am

Yuberiver wrote:...my route planned out very aggressive...


More aggressive than usual? Kristine, you tear up the trail. I'm sure it would be a struggle for me to keep up with you. I would really love to summit Shasta in one day. That is quite an accomplishment.

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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby giantbrookie » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:21 pm

Nice job. Bummer to be deprived of the pleasure of the famed glissade. I did the dayhike to the summit from Bunny Flat with my wife and friend in May 1992. We had the benefit of a bit more snow (more or less on snow all the way from Bunny Flat). Whereas the "toboggan run" was in fine shape for our descent in 1992 I was chagrined to find some fools eating lunch sitting in the middle of the glazed butt-glide chute. Of all the places to decide to have lunch... Seeing that I had a very nice runout above Helen Lake I had placed my ice axe in my back so it wouldn't get in my way. I was flying down the chute when I noticed this group sitting in the middle of the chute having lunch. I had to exit stage left airborne to avoid collision. It was amazing crash and burn without injury and I resumed the rest of the glide below.
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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby Gazelle » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:05 am

Thank you Russ! It was quite a bummer not to glissade as hiking down was more painful than walking up, but to me that is always the case I wish I could just keeping going up all the time!
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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby maverick » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:26 pm

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Re: Mt Shasta

Postby Gazelle » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:56 pm

Maverick i did hear about that from the last 2 guys I passed it was quite firm the day I went and I am glad I am comfortable on such terrain! Also a lady was severely injured in the same area a few days later. Just goes to show that even a potentially easier route can kill, one needs to know ones limits and have the correct equipment and knowledge to do ANY peak!
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