Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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June 16, 2020 @ 7:29 am

The Mount Shasta Avalanche Center has closed the doors on the 2019-2020 winter season. We will resume issuing daily avalanche forecasts in the fall of 2020. For an overview of the most common springtime avalanche concerns, read the full spring avalanche statement below.

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No current avalanche forecast is available

No current avalanche forecast is available

No current avalanche forecast is available

June 29, 2020

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Mount Shasta Wilderness access is open. Click here for California Coronavirus Information. Bunny Flat gate will open on July 6th. 

Climbing Mount Shasta is a serious endeavor. We can not stress enough the importance of proper preparation and a solid skill set to evaluate the terrain, weather, and many other factors involved in staying safe while climbing on the mountain. Recently, there have been consecutive rescues involving climbers slipping and falling into exposed rock. Wind speeds have been cranking, creating firm climbing conditions and active rockfall.  Wear a helmet! Skiers and boarders are still giving it a go, but it is almost July and prime conditions have definitely past. One will have to hike 2-3 miles on dirt before encountering snow near 9,000 to 10,000 feet elevation. Most small creeks are flowing at this time but always plan to melt snow for water. PLEASE, LEAVE NO TRACE. Pack out your trash and human waste, stay on established trails, and leave Mount Shasta looking better than you found it!

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