This route is a nice variation on the standard Avalanche Gulch route. Ambitious climbers can also tag the summit of the subpeak Shastina on this route. Weather and fitness are often the deciding factors of success on Shasta. If you want to tune up for Rainier, this is a good choice and often has better and more predictable weather.
Friday is a drive day. Six hour drive and we are meeting Saturday 8am at trailhead. You are expected to arrive Friday night for acclimatization.
|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|