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Avalanche Gulch Proper

Climbing Route(s): Avalanche Gulch
Trailhead(s): Bunny Flat
Mt. Shasta
Date/Time of Observation: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 8:30am

General Conditions

Due to the warm weather recently and todays little to no wind, there was good corn skiing from 3/4 the way up Misery Hill, down through the heart. Although, once you start up Misery Hill there are rime nuggets on most of the surface that is crampon penetrable earlier and skiable around 1:30 today.  South, southeast, and southwest aspects were corning all the way up to 3/4 up misery.  Rime chunks were falling and hissing by  9:00 am. Be vigilant on the ascent. The heart was smooth corn the whole way down, with some patches of rougher still skiable, corned rime deposits.  Stay skiers left of Helen Lake on the descent. 


  • Going up Gulch Proper
  • Gulch Proper
  • Ckimbers right top of red baanks
  • Misery Hill
  • Top of Misery Hill
  • Summit Plateau
  • View from the heart and red banks