Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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March 29, 2020 @ 6:40 am

LOW avalanche danger this morning will increase to MODERATE later today and tonight as new snow combines with west and south winds to create fresh wind slabs. Small, human-triggered avalanches are possible. Though unlikely to bury a person, these slides could take the off-guard skier into dangerous terrain. Evaluate wind, snow, and leeward terrain carefully. 

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Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

March 26, 2020

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Overall, we have had a dry winter here on Mount Shasta, although since March 14 we have received over 24 inches of snow, including 6 inches in the last couple of days. Snow surfaces are variable above treeline. Expect some post-holing, soft snow, wind affected snow, and firm snow. Bunny Flat Trailhead remains open in limited capacity, though keep in mind that California is under a state-wide stay-at-home order. Outdoor recreation is allowed and only trailheads remain open. Maintain appropriate physical distances.

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