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Lower Casaval Ridge Overnight

Climbing Route(s): Casaval Ridge
Trailhead(s): Bunny Flat
Mt. Shasta
Date/Time of Observation: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 8:00am

General Conditions on Feb 1, 2019

  • 10:00 AM departure from Bunny Flat trailhead.
  • Occasional post holing without snow shoes.
  • After getting above tree line on Casaval Ridge encountered consolidated and compact snow.
  • On the ridgeline just before Giddy Giddy Gulch, encountered icy conditions at about 9,200 feet and turned around.


  • View of Avalanche Gulch from Bunny Flat
  • Some cracking in the snow
  • View of the start of Avalanche Gulch and Green Butte at dusk
  • Campsite at ~9,000'