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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    Snow level's been hovering around 5k and supposed to drop to 4k by the weekend. They've already been getting substantial precip up there. So if you were just looking for turns, you might not have to get that high. Of course it'll be blowing like crazy at any (lower) elevation steep enough to ski either way...
    LR, any chance you can beta from your source on snow depth? Are there snotels somewhere up there?? I'd take 24 inches of base in a heartbeat.

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    Bumping -- anyone got intel on snow depth?? The snow sensor at 6700 feet at Sand Flat shows nothing on it yet (http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryDaily?SDF) but the webcam looks pretty good! http://www.webcams.travel/webcam/118...a-Mount-Shasta

    If I go, I'll post beta. It's either there, Carson Pass, or ??...

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    Well, there is this
    http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/earth/

    Oct 30, 2014


    - which apparently states that there is 20 inches of snow above 9000'.
    So, take that info and put the snow where it usually goes and you have up to 2 feet of snow above treeline
    in favored areas. Kinda shows the basic freeze line and averages all the snotel sites around the mt.

    More coming in tonight/tomorrow. Snow levels around 4000' or lower.
    Not sure of how much, but it's gonna help.

    This site is not working for me right now, but it's fun to play with.
    http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interacti...nt=0&js=1&uc=0

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    In my experience using the GoogleEarth snow depth website...
    I have used it for the Coast Range.

    It seems to underestimate the snow pack in general.
    But what it does do well, is define the freezing level.
    In low snow depth situations, where the snow line is concerned, it accurately displays the freeze line.

    Take a bucket of salt and pour it over your head.
    Then you will see the light

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibmaster View Post
    Well, there is this
    http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/earth/

    Oct 30, 2014


    - which apparently states that there is 20 inches of snow above 9000'.
    So, take that info and put the snow where it usually goes and you have up to 2 feet of snow above treeline
    in favored areas. Kinda shows the basic freeze line and averages all the snotel sites around the mt.

    More coming in tonight/tomorrow. Snow levels around 4000' or lower.
    Not sure of how much, but it's gonna help.

    This site is not working for me right now, but it's fun to play with.
    http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interacti...nt=0&js=1&uc=0
    Excellent beta - thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibmaster View Post

    Take a bucket of salt and pour it over your head.
    Then you will see the light

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    But THIS is life-beta!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Bumping -- anyone got intel on snow depth?? The snow sensor at 6700 feet at Sand Flat shows nothing on it yet (http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryDaily?SDF) but the webcam looks pretty good! http://www.webcams.travel/webcam/118...a-Mount-Shasta

    If I go, I'll post beta. It's either there, Carson Pass, or ??...
    If you dont go north, il be near cp saturday poking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    If you dont go north, il be near cp saturday poking around.
    10-4. If I'm there, which seems likely, I'll be in a skittle blue trew jacket and green pants.

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    so but what are the conditions. not enough to ski the road translates to????

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    Head to the east side. The snow is always deeper there.



    A decent 4wheel drive 'should' get you to skinnable snow.
    If anyone goes up - report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobby View Post
    so but what are the conditions. not enough to ski the road translates to????
    Those pictures aren't mine or anything I was just trying to help...

    Bunny Flat is at 6950' and thats where those pictures were taken.

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    Snapped this on 11/02, more snow than last year in Feb.

    BJK_1778.jpg by Benjamin Krause, on Flickr

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    debating right now. May head up later this week. What do you guys think.. north side or east side? What would be the best way to access it? Never been to shasta but it looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dima View Post
    Those pictures aren't mine or anything I was just trying to help...

    Bunny Flat is at 6950' and thats where those pictures were taken.
    sorry, wasn't trying to sound impatient. Just jonesing for some turns

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    Brewer Creek TH is easier to not get lost than Northgate or brother Jibmaster's Coquette Falls TH, and you can drive reasonably high. Run a google search for TRs. I assume you have a 4x4 with clearance, or are willing to hike a ways through mud..
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    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Bumping this back up. I wanna get on snow. So bad Im willing to make a 12 hour drive each way. maybe solo.

    Come on ! Snow Dammit or at least snow more

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    Skied the lower half of the mtn a couple of times over the weekend and it was really good. Firm creamy windbuff, full moon and decent vis. Old ski bowl was good too.

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    One over exposed photo of Shasta because it is completely covered in snow everywhere.

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    Um. Are snowmobiles allowed on Shasta? If not, can anyone explain the pics here: http://www.shastaavalanche.org/#null

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    I think they are allowed in the old ski area, but not to cross the ridge to the west and there may be an elevation limit. Pretty sure I saw some snowmobiles last time I was on Shasta in the spring

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    Snowmachines are allowed in the Old Ski Bowl.
    Take your machine to Bunny Flat.
    Stay on the south(downhill) side of the parking lot.
    Head up the snow covered road past the gate.
    The road will lead you to the Old Ski Bowl parking lot.
    https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=117...d%20ski%20bowl

    Enjoy!

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    Yeah, rangers haul gear up on snowmobiles to the bowl east of Avalanche Gulch and ski it in from there. Lots of tracks in there.

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