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Upper Mountain Conditions via Clear Creek

Climbing Route(s): Clear Creek
Trailhead(s): Clear Creek
Mt. Shasta
Date/Time of Observation: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 4:15pm
Climbing Ranger

General Conditions

Observation received from public.

The majority of the Clear Creek route is snow free. Recent storms from the past couple of weeks has brought fresh snow to the upper mountain. Above 12,500 feet there is about 50% coverage. Once on the summit plateau climbers will find thin, but near total snow coverage. Climbers report almost no post-holing at this point of the climb.


  • Shastina, Whitney Glacier, and Sisson Lake.
  • Saddle ridge between Shasta and Shastina.
  • Panorama looking towards the Whitney Glacier and Shastina.
  • Misery Hill.