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Green Butte Ridge & Avalanche Gulch
Location Name:Green Butte Ridge & Avalanche Gulch
Date and time of observation:Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:00am
Observation made by:Forecaster
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 23' 30.5736" N, 122° 12' 25.092" W
- A wide array of snow surface conditions were observed during a jaunt up to 11,000 feet in Avalanche Gulch
- Favorable corn skiing conditions can be found in select swaths of terrain above treeline on E-SE-S and some SW facing slopes.
- Overall, expect to encounter the full nine yards... rough, wind eroded features; smooth, glazed and icy snow; softer melt-freeze surfaces and various sastrugi formations.
- Falling rime ice was not observed but many rocks still have chunks of rime stuck to them.
- Climbing conditions look good, but remember, it is still Winter. On the upper mountain, sometimes the snow does not soften as the day warms which means for tedious down-climbing. Glissading may not be possible due to firm, icy snow conditions. Wind and weather can move in quickly and pack a punch. Avalanche danger can rise quickly during storms. Treat Mount Shasta with respect, make safe decisions, be honest with yourself, your skills and especially your groups skills.
- Windy in the A.M., diminishing by mid-day. Winds were light, with moderate gusts, out of the SE
- Temps reached near 50 deg F
- Clear skies
Air temperature:Above Freezing
Air temperature trend:Static