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Ash Creek Butte

Location Name: 
Ash Creek Butte
East of Mt Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 12/07/2020 - 12:00pm
Observation made by: 

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 27' 20.1204" N, 122° 3' 5.202" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


East road off of Military Pass Road to Ash Creek Butte is snow covered after 2 miles in, rutted with tracks from off highway vehicles.

Road to Brewer Creek Trailhead off of Military Pass Road is covered with snow.

Snow depth in sheltered areas around Ash Creek Butte is 12-16 inches. Many rocks and other forest debris present below and above snow surface obstacles. Snow surfaces are variable.

Military Pass Road from Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park to the west side of Ash Creek Butte is mostly clear of snow.

Due to a thin snow pack and rutted snow on roads, snowmobile travel in this area is not recommended. 

See photos below for details.


  • Rutted tracks on the east road to Ash Creek Butte
  • Roads are icy in places
  • East road after 2 miles off of Military Pass Road
  • East side of Mount Shasta
  • Northeast side of Mount Shasta
  • Snow on road to Brewer Creek Trailhead at the Military Pass turnoff
  • Working on the Ash Creek Butte weather station

Weather Observations


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