Album: Mount Shasta - Avalanche Gulch


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Description
A dayclimb up Mount Shasta
Album Date
6/13/2004 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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6/13/2004 12:13:03 AM
Starting out at the Bunny Flat Trailhead - 12:13am 
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6/13/2004 12:46:51 AM
 
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6/13/2004 1:06:55 AM
Though it can't really be seen, this is the Sierra Club hut at Horse Camp (I think). It was really dark! There was no moon! 
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6/13/2004 5:24:49 AM
First light on the way up to the Red Banks. 5:24am. 
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6/13/2004 5:25:02 AM
5:25am 
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6/13/2004 5:35:38 AM
Climbing into blowing clouds. Starting to get very windy. 
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6/13/2004 6:11:49 AM
Passing up through the Red Banks 
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6/13/2004 6:11:52 AM
 
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6/13/2004 6:43:21 AM
Finally! At the top of the ridge (near Thumb Rock) there was some shelter behind the rock outcroppings. The wind was rather extreme at this point and it was quite cold. Frost started forming up on my pack. 
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6/13/2004 6:43:28 AM
Several other climbers had already made it to the ridge and were waiting for conditions to improve. 
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6/13/2004 6:43:35 AM
Thumb Rock - Barely visible in the blowing clouds. 
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6/13/2004 6:43:38 AM
 
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6/13/2004 6:51:26 AM
More climbers arriving at the ridge and seeking protection from the intense wind. 
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6/13/2004 6:51:34 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:09:50 AM
Cloud layer begins to thin out. Thumb Rock is now more visible. 
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6/13/2004 7:13:25 AM
The Konwakiton Glacier 
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6/13/2004 7:13:29 AM
Upper portion of the Red Banks 
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6/13/2004 7:13:35 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:13:56 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:14:10 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:20:16 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:20:33 AM
Thumb Rock 
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6/13/2004 7:20:46 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:20:49 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:21:01 AM
Castle Crags 
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6/13/2004 7:21:33 AM
Finally. Clouds begin to blow off and the summit comes into view. 
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6/13/2004 7:21:40 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:26:33 AM
Windblown clouds 
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6/13/2004 7:28:33 AM
Cloud layer blowing over the summit 
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6/13/2004 7:28:40 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:28:43 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:31:14 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:31:20 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:31:30 AM
Several climbers at the Red Banks 
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6/13/2004 7:31:35 AM
 
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6/13/2004 7:31:47 AM
Looking down at Black Butte 
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6/13/2004 7:31:58 AM
Looking down at the city of Mount Shasta and Siskiyou Lake. The Castle Crags are visible to the left. 
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6/13/2004 8:10:17 AM
Roped up climbers 
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6/13/2004 8:10:24 AM
Nice shot of the sun above a frost covered rock outcropping. 
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6/13/2004 8:15:16 AM
Misery Hill. Looks insignificant, but there's a reason it's named what it is. 
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6/13/2004 8:15:23 AM
Interesting shot of hoarfrost that formed on the rocks. 
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6/13/2004 8:15:46 AM
Looking down at Thumb Rock from Misery Hill 
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6/13/2004 8:16:03 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:16:12 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:37:01 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:37:06 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:43:08 AM
Rocks and snow on Mount Shasta 
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6/13/2004 8:43:11 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:43:18 AM
Climbers slowly ascending Misery Hill 
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6/13/2004 8:43:24 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:46:41 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:46:48 AM
Interesting snow/ice formation 
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6/13/2004 8:48:28 AM
Mount Shasta summit now visible (center) 
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6/13/2004 8:48:32 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:48:35 AM
Looking down at Shastina 
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6/13/2004 8:48:38 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:48:46 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:48:54 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:52:11 AM
Mount Shasta's summit 
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6/13/2004 8:52:14 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:52:23 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:58:54 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:59:01 AM
 
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6/13/2004 8:59:14 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:03:42 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:03:51 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:13:33 AM
Just a little further 
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6/13/2004 9:17:31 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:17:38 AM
Frosted rocks around the summit 
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6/13/2004 9:17:44 AM
Looking down the East side of Mount Shasta from the summit 
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6/13/2004 9:18:48 AM
Finally, Mount Shasta's summit. 
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6/13/2004 9:18:51 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:18:54 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:19:02 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:20:33 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:20:41 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:21:13 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:24:10 AM
Highest point on Mount Shasta 
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6/13/2004 9:25:00 AM
Obligatory summit shot 
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6/13/2004 9:29:23 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:29:30 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:29:55 AM
Summit of Mount Shasta (right) with Mount Lassen in the distance 
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6/13/2004 9:30:03 AM
Mount Lassen (as seen from Mount Shasta) 
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6/13/2004 9:30:15 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:40:23 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:40:26 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:40:37 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:40:39 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:47:11 AM
It's starting to get crowded up here. 
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6/13/2004 9:47:20 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:47:24 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:49:38 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:49:38 AM
This can't be Mount Hood 275 miles away can it? Perhaps its Mt. McLoughlin. 
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6/13/2004 9:53:18 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:53:23 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:59:26 AM
 
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6/13/2004 9:59:36 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:02:35 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:02:48 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:02:53 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:03:52 AM
Good shot of Shastina 
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6/13/2004 10:09:21 AM
Heading back down Misery Hill - more climbers are on their way up 
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6/13/2004 10:09:28 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:22:21 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:22:37 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:26:21 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:26:24 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:32:44 AM
At the top of the Red Banks (near Thumb Rock) the Konwakiton Glacier pulls away from the rock forming crevasses. These were mostly covered by snow, but occaisionally you would see an opening in the snow where you could look down into the crevasse. I almost stepped into this one on my way up. 
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6/13/2004 10:37:14 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:37:20 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:37:31 AM
Upper portion of the Red Banks 
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6/13/2004 10:37:34 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:39:06 AM
 
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6/13/2004 10:44:42 AM
 
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The Red Banks 
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6/13/2004 11:05:32 AM
Looking down Avalanche Gulch from below the Red Banks 
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6/13/2004 11:05:41 AM
More climbers on their way up through the Red Banks 
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6/13/2004 11:05:44 AM
 
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6/13/2004 11:39:07 AM
Helen Lake - Base camp for most climbers 
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6/13/2004 11:44:41 AM
 
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6/13/2004 11:44:49 AM
Looking up at the Red Banks from Helen Lake 
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6/13/2004 11:45:00 AM
Climber's base camp at Helen Lake 
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6/13/2004 1:02:21 PM
 
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6/13/2004 1:05:47 PM
 
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6/13/2004 1:23:06 PM
 
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6/13/2004 1:23:29 PM
 
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6/13/2004 1:27:11 PM
Back at the Bunny Flat Trailhead 
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6/13/2004 1:54:31 PM
 
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6/13/2004 1:55:00 PM
 
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