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  1. #826
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    Be polite to everyone you meet (good advice in general) and get ready for State of Jefferson don't tread on me, don't vaccinate me, don't school me, don't regulate me!!! That, and crystal worshipers ...

    You might also look at the Ashland/Talent/Medford area. About 1:15 to 1:30h north of Shasta City, so not quite as close to all the various Shasta-T trailheads but still doable for day-trip skiing in May-July. And then you also have May skiing on McLoughlin/Brown 40 mins outside of town (I know it's not as good as Shasta but still scenic and fun!). And the MTB scene in Ashland/Talent is off the charts good if you have a bike, especially if you have 27+ tires. Probably some better prospects for seasonal construction/tourism work up there over Shasta, at least before fire season shuts everything down. Very big tourism scene in Ashland that helps with jobs (and lots of hippies, and lots of fall harvest trimmigrants). Lots of growing suburban and retirement developments outside of Medford as well, that helps with some service and construction related jobs.

    Do you have a high clearance vehicle? High clearance and don't care about your paint job will open up various trailhead access options too ...
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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

  2. #827
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Murian View Post
    Sorry about your grandmother. I ski daily in the Shasta-T. pm as you get closer.
    Will do, thanks. Username checks out!

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    Thank you everyone for the input and advice. Iím pretty familiar with the area and would definitely prefer Mt. Shasta City or McCloud over Weed but beggars canít be choosers. If push comes to shove I can be pretty flexible and I have considered camping out for a bit if thatís what it takes to spend as many days as possible on that mountain.

    @Lee Murian - Iíve been working as a resort security guard year round for the past 6 years, not much security, mostly lots of customer service based work, damage control after accidents, first responders in the village etc. We fill in for just about every department besides lift maintenance and patrol so I have handfuls of experience doing all kinds of things. That being said Iím fairly confident I can pick up anything quick enough and Iím pretty eager to try something new for the summer whether that be waiting tables, working on a farm, mowing lawns or whatever. Iíve considered trying to get my foot in the door with one of the guide services (dream job) Iíd be entry level/tail guide status but I have some experience on Shasta with rope travel, glacier rescue and some ice cIimbing. I wouldnít even mind carrying peopleís packs if that gets me around more qualified climbers that I can learn from.

    @Schralph - I considered the Ashland area for a quick second but Iíd prefer to keep it in California for a handful of reasons. Iím planning on coming back to the area after I go to Peru if all goes well.

    As for my car, I have a Subaru Impreza. Not ideal but I got to the Brewer Creek trailhead easy enough last May and I think if I was really careful I could make it to North Gate without doing too much damage. That road was pretty rough last year but the terrain you can access from that trailhead is what really has me dreaming about the move.

  4. #829
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    Lassen / Shasta Conditions Anyone?

    I hope those reasons donít include a 30 min trip to the DMV (Oregon DMW is WAY easier and cheaper than CA) and an extra tax return form next March. Because there are just way more jobs north of siskiyou summit.
    Best of luck, Iíve got to figure jobs are hard to come by once you get north of Redding, but 6 years with a mega publicly traded resort company shows really good dependability and character which Iím sure is gold in these towns. If you can pull consecutive days off from your current job it might be good to visit the city In late March to make some connections and do some on the ground recon. Look up Stiles Larsson at Base Camp and pick his brain (he doesnít know me personally I just know who he is). Iím sure Lee Murian is a gold mine of info as well. I hope you can build a decent cash cushion before your current gig is up. Good luck!
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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    That, and crystal worshipers ...
    The ones I've met are definitely convinced of the nefarious nature of chem trails too.

  6. #831
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    Quote Originally Posted by 96avs01 View Post
    The ones I've met are definitely convinced of the nefarious nature of chem trails too.
    PG&E does cloudseeding around those parts, as well. And, well, you can imagine what people think of that...
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    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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    Well, they did a good job this winter it would seem.

  8. #833
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Murian View Post
    I ski daily in the Shasta
    I'll bet you know my Dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    I'll bet you know my Dad.
    Mike D.? I ran into him at Lake Helen yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Murian View Post
    Mike D.? I ran into him at Lake Helen yesterday.
    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Yep.
    We were on a hut trip together in the Wallowas. Your dad charges.
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    ^^not Mt. Shasta.

  12. #837
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    snowpack is all time at L*ss*n.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Yep.
    Thatís pretty cool. Can you spit fire rhymes too?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_D

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    anyone skied Thompson peak in the Trinity Alps? any photos
    off your knees Louie

  15. #840
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    Why so quiet around these parts? Stopped by Shasta a few weeks ago, the coverage was insane. Snowbanks at BF are higher than I've ever seen. Did a quick tour with the dogs, and saw a guy parasailing down with skis. Pretty cool (though'd I'd want to figure out how to parasail UP and ski down!).

    Anyone following this AR event that is apparently slamming Shasta as we speak? Here's a snip from the NOAA forecast at 11k. This doesn't include what was already supposed to happen yesterday which was a lot. That's multiple feet at that elevation by Tues. WTF? Freezing level supposed to be high, like 9k-ish, but still... Seems to be the norm for Shasta this season though!



    Did folks hear about the huge 100-year avalanche that came down the apparently-appropriately-named Avalanche Gulch back in Feb? Truly impressive.
    https://www.shastaavalanche.org/aval...valanche-gulch
    http://shastaguides.com/2019/02/18/a...february-2019/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BuFsqZ4F2Ku/
    https://www.tetongravity.com/story/n...own-mt.-shasta

    Then there's the one that covered the road below BF a few weeks ago:
    https://www.actionnewsnow.com/conten...507352841.html

    Dayum.

  16. #841
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    How did that avy back in Feb. escape everyon's attention...? That's pretty big.
    Can't wait for the early summer corn season up there!

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    That avi was posted about somewhere on this forum.

    Iíve yet to see evidence that it was a 100-yr event based on my rudimentary understanding of how that recurrence cycle is measured and predicted. But it looked really big!

  18. #843
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    That avi was posted about somewhere on this forum.
    Posted on TGR proper here:
    https://www.tetongravity.com/story/n...own-mt.-shasta

    Probably posted elsewhere in this forum too but I didn't see it. I just thought it was odd that there's no mention of it in THE thread about Shasta snow conditions...

    Iíve yet to see evidence that it was a 100-yr event based on my rudimentary understanding of how that recurrence cycle is measured and predicted. But it looked really big!
    I was just repeating what Shasta Mountain Guides was saying about it, but what do they know. Either way it certainly does appear to have been huge. That would have been awesome to get footage of.

    The very first "real" backcountry trip I did was a guided trip to Shasta back in like '98. It was late May, good season, lots of snow at BF. We camped on Casaval ridge, and one day climbing back to camp from the west side of the ridge we got to the top to see a huge sping (wet) slide making its way down the gulch. When we rode out after the trip we rode on some of the slide path and got to see just how huge the debris were and how much it would Suck to be caught in a slide like that. And that was just a tiny one compared to this one, thank god nobody was up there when it happened.

  19. #844
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    Lassen / Shasta Conditions Anyone?

    Iím 7 weeks post op for shoulder surgery (my labrum was completely detached from the shoulder socket, where the biceps tendon comes into it). Normal recovery is 6 months return to full activity. Iím hoping I can safely ski (i.e. be able to safely self arrest a fall at moderate slope angle) at 4.5 months with a brace, which would be mid-July ...

    The good news is that the massive Avy Gulch slide from Feb will keep the ski exit from CG or AG properly filled and skiable almost all the way to the TH pretty late into the season, I would estimate youíll be able to ski to the car through 4th of July and just a short walk through late July based on the slide debris having run so far past Sierra Horse Camp.

    In 2011 that side of the mountain was skiable all the way to the BF bathroom through 4th of July weekend, and while it was much colder that season I donít think we had multiple AR events and a mega slide deposition back then, like weíve now had this season.

    PS, if any of my Bay/NorCal friends wanna meet out there on a Friday, my wife has Fridayís off work so I can get away ...
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    I'll be there."
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    the latest promo photos on mt Ashland's website,
    picture of a boarder in the middle of a BIG rockgarden ....
    that terrain aint on mt A

    another beautiful evening in the State of Jefferson

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    "we all do dumb shit when we're fucked up" mike tyson

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibmaster View Post
    Anyone been to Shasta lately? Is it corn season yet?
    Yes it is, went up Monday and got to climbing yesterday. Avalanche gulch was great. Really smooth surface made for an easy climb. Winds were cranking but stayed just mellow enough that I got up to the summit. No refreeze below 8500 Tuesday night made for sticky snow down low. Top of red banks down to +/- 9000 feet was amazing corn when I dropped at 2pm. Above red banks is a rimed/wind blown disaster. Survival skiing at its finest. Skiing the more south east side of misery hill (skiers left) was much nicer skiing than the main face. Saw a nice wet slide that released naturally into the gulch off of Casaval Ridge. And if youíre around the summit watch out because I walked over a wind loaded area mixed into the time that caved in and I dropped in up to my waist. Sheís fat right now and loads of fun. Sorry for the lack of quality pictures. Video to come.

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    Thanks for the beta, I'm heading up there today for some summit action this weekend.
    TLDR; Ski faster. Quit breathing. Don't crash.

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    Thanks, might head over sometime in the next month appreciate the conditions updates!

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