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.
|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 " www.mazamas.org="" your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page </href="http:>|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks|