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  1. #801
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    Anyone know how often Cal trans is plowing the lot at Lassen during the shutdown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhelihiker View Post
    A couple of weeks ago I ran into some old dude living in his van at or near Panther meadows (2 miles from the BF parking lot). His van was almost completely covered in snow and he had some small solar set up. I talked to him to see if he was OK and he was pretty nonchlant about his situation.

    me: Are you OK?

    Him: It seems so:

    Me: Can i help? Do you need anything?

    Him: Im good, Do you come here often?

    Me: eh, sometimes

    Him: Check on me in about a month.


    Ive been thinking alot about the interaction. If anyone on this board is sledding in that area try to find him if you can. In hindsight I sorta think it was suicidal or possibly mental illness. weird shit.
    I talked to the rangers today and they know about this dude. What a trip
    Hello darkness my old friend

  3. #803
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy row View Post
    Anyone know how often Cal trans is plowing the lot at Lassen during the shutdown?
    Last I checked Caltrans is State
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  4. #804
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    Smart ass. The lot at paradise for example was not being plowed during the shutdown, seems like a reasonable question to ask if you're putting a trip together. Last I checked....

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    CalTrans doesn’t plow the lot. The NPS does dumbshit

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    Jesus fucking Christ what a bunch of fucking children

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    Listen, Jimmy, I may be a smart ass but I at least I know if the lot is plowed or not.
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  8. #808
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    lololololol
    TLDR; Ski faster. Quit breathing. Don't crash.

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    Have a work conference to be at in Bay Area 4/30, so thinking of cajoling one of my SF buddies to go up to Shasta the weekend before. Curious what plowing situation/approach situation will be like, and if it'll still be actively midwinter up there (esp. given THIS winter's momentum) in late April v. the spring corn conditions that everyone goes for in June on a typical year. Any info/beta you could provide would be super helpful.

    Thanks!
    "We're in the eye of a shiticane here Julian, and Ricky's a low shit system!" - Jim Lahey, RIP

    Former Managing Editor @ TGR, forever mag.

  11. #811
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    Lassen / Shasta Conditions Anyone?

    Bunny Flat trailhead access is a plowed asphalt highway year round except during a major storm cycle. 2WD rental or friends car probably fine at end of April start of May. Other trailheads likely snowed in unless we have a warm dry April, or you would also want high clearance for them ... and the manzanita will thrash your paint job. If we have a warm drier April you can get good corn. South and west aspects tend to be best that time of year. But weather and ski conditions above 12k’ are very fickle and you’d have to get kind of lucky to find good skiing above that elevation at the start of May. Conditions will vary widely with elevation and aspect, it can be a spring bonanza down low and mid winter with giant sastrugi and chickenheads up high. A 30” dump with 80mph winds up high is not unheard of at that time of year, but so is 48F calm wind and sunny. Skiing from 12k down to Bunny Flat is still a 5000’ sustained vertical run, not bad. Lots of terrain to choose from coming out of Bunny Flat. I’d say don’t make any summit a priority, just a happenstance if conditions, timing and fitness are there.

    Closer to your trip I’d keep looking at conditions reports on the Shasta Avalanche website and call the guys at Base Camp and Fifth Season shops for conditions beta, please buy some gear/good map from them if you can! Then you can pick your slope based on conditions etc. Do you have good self arrest experience? You need to be heads up about icefall, melting rime and ice chunks falling off rocks at 13000 feet can go 60 mph toward your head while climbing or descending at 10000 feet. Helmets on at all times once the slope angle kicks up above 10-15 degrees.

    Have fun!
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    I'll be there."
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    Shasta 12k forecast the next few days ...
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    I'll be there."
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    son skied it from 12500 last weekend. said trail breaking was deep. Called it the best powder he has skied. said the tree skiing was great and that their was a bunch of old people skiing the lower mountain in great conditions. Sounds like now is the time to ski it.
    off your knees Louie

  14. #814
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    Even spot forecasting Bunny flat is showing A LOT of snow. Doubt anyone is going to be able to get to Bunny Flat till Wednesday.
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  15. #815
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    Anyone without a sled anyways ...
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    I'll be there."
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    When the road closes don't they not allow sleds on the road as well?
    TLDR; Ski faster. Quit breathing. Don't crash.

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    I actually don’t know, assumed it was allowed.
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    I'll be there."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    Bunny Flat trailhead access is a plowed asphalt highway year round except during a major storm cycle. 2WD rental or friends car probably fine at end of April start of May. Other trailheads likely snowed in unless we have a warm dry April, or you would also want high clearance for them ... and the manzanita will thrash your paint job. If we have a warm drier April you can get good corn. South and west aspects tend to be best that time of year. But weather and ski conditions above 12k’ are very fickle and you’d have to get kind of lucky to find good skiing above that elevation at the start of May. Conditions will vary widely with elevation and aspect, it can be a spring bonanza down low and mid winter with giant sastrugi and chickenheads up high. A 30” dump with 80mph winds up high is not unheard of at that time of year, but so is 48F calm wind and sunny. Skiing from 12k down to Bunny Flat is still a 5000’ sustained vertical run, not bad. Lots of terrain to choose from coming out of Bunny Flat. I’d say don’t make any summit a priority, just a happenstance if conditions, timing and fitness are there.

    Closer to your trip I’d keep looking at conditions reports on the Shasta Avalanche website and call the guys at Base Camp and Fifth Season shops for conditions beta, please buy some gear/good map from them if you can! Then you can pick your slope based on conditions etc. Do you have good self arrest experience? You need to be heads up about icefall, melting rime and ice chunks falling off rocks at 13000 feet can go 60 mph toward your head while climbing or descending at 10000 feet. Helmets on at all times once the slope angle kicks up above 10-15 degrees.

    Have fun!
    Thanks SM! Much appreciate the beta. I honestly have minimal self arrest experience but have started using all the skimo tools of late and started doing some minor practice this weekend. Good to know about the icefall; saw that concern in other TR's I've read. Thank you so much for this great info!
    "We're in the eye of a shiticane here Julian, and Ricky's a low shit system!" - Jim Lahey, RIP

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  19. #819
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    Lassen / Shasta Conditions Anyone?

    No problem. You have much experience with crampons? How about your partner? Regardless of conditions I would not go very far up Shasta without boot crampons and an ice axe. 60 cm is probably good unless you are really tall.

    When the weather is good then Shasta is not technically hard, I’d say most injuries on the mountain are due to people front pointing a boot crampon into the other leg’s calf while climbing or slipping/tripping etc. I’d suggest getting some practice with this stuff when local snow conditions are uninspiring and you have a free day to get outside. Bad falls and getting tagged by a big piece of rock or ice also happen all the time on Shasta ... usually for people who are just completely unaware of the mountain while they are traveling on it ... not looking, not listening, not communicating with their partners ... Most of the injury hazards are above 9.5k’ where the slopes kick up in steepness and you are directly underneath uninterrupted fall line of ridges around 13k’ and various lateral moraines and other volcanic features that shed ice and rocks.

    Going up also tends to be easier but a lot of people get lost going down because it’s so damn big! So a good map and compass to back up your smartphone GPS app is a no brainer. 5th season has a pictorial map showing various routes and ski options, or you can order one before your trip so that you and your buddy can nerd out on it.

    And when weather is bad ... just don’t underestimate it because a calm day can turn to shit, and the winds can be awful and visibility disorienting ... I know people who went up there midwinter 7 years ago and didn’t check updated wx forecasts, didn’t bring weather radios, got trapped in a bad storm and one person did not come home alive.

    I’m not trying to dissuade you from going, encouraging you to diligently do your homework on safety gear, routefinding and weather ... then go have fun within your safety margins! If weather is calm I’m sure you will find some good skiing at some aspect and elevation on Shasta to be determined by temperature, wind and sky condition.

    It’s truly a special place. About a 5 hour drive from SF / 4.5 hours from Berkeley, not including added “getting out of town” traffic if you guys are leaving at a crap time, as in basically any time on a Friday hah!
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    I'll be there."
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  20. #820
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    Looks like I'll be popping over to Mt. Shasta March 17-22 to see my dying grandmother. Any Shasta mags into touring if the snow is good? Bunny Flat or ski park sidecountry? I'll bring the beer.

  21. #821
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    Hey folks,

    Hope everyone is excited for the upcoming spring/summer on shasta. I’m currently in Tahoe and my lease ends in May. I’ve been considering a move to the shasta area for May-September until I take off for Peru. I was wondering if anyone had any insight, tips or pointers. Housing doesn’t seem all that difficult to come across (at least compared to Tahoe) and I feel like my one speed bump will be finding a non bottom of the barrel job. Again, just wondering if anyone has done something similar and moved to shasta for a few months. Much appreciated!

  22. #822
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    .... considering a move to the shasta area ....

    no matter what anybody says,
    do it ....



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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    I’ve been considering a move to the shasta area for May-September until I take off for Peru.
    Used to work with a bunch of people down there. The City of Mt. Shasta is probably the most desirable place to live/rent. Your best prospects for work are probably things related to wildland fire fighting (not usually conducive to summertime leisure/ adventuring).

  24. #824
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapt View Post
    Looks like I'll be popping over to Mt. Shasta March 17-22 to see my dying grandmother. Any Shasta mags into touring if the snow is good? Bunny Flat or ski park sidecountry? I'll bring the beer.
    Sorry about your grandmother. I ski daily in the Shasta-T. pm as you get closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    Hey folks,

    Hope everyone is excited for the upcoming spring/summer on shasta. I’m currently in Tahoe and my lease ends in May. I’ve been considering a move to the shasta area for May-September until I take off for Peru. I was wondering if anyone had any insight, tips or pointers. Housing doesn’t seem all that difficult to come across (at least compared to Tahoe) and I feel like my one speed bump will be finding a non bottom of the barrel job. Again, just wondering if anyone has done something similar and moved to shasta for a few months. Much appreciated!
    I moved here for a few months in 1995 and am still here...What's your skill set? Jobs are pretty scarce in Siskiyou Co. Rentals seem tight but maybe not compared to Tahoe. Would recommend MS over Weed and Dunsmuir. If you're into quiet and fishing, McCloud would be awesome and inexpensive and available rentals. Many seasonal workers camp in the national forest surrounding town, good, cheap living. I'm happy to help out, hit me up.

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