This is a less crowded alternative to the Avalanche Gulch route, and is a bit more technical with slightly steeper slopes and a few crevasses. Weather and fitness are often the deciding factors of success on Shasta. If you want to tune up for Rainier, Shasta is a good choice and often has better and more predictable weather.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 375 miles
Driving Time from Portland 6 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books The Mt. Shasta Book by Selters and Zanger
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Mount Shasta <href="http: "="" adventure="" c463="" starts-here="" title="On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page """ your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page </href="http:>
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks