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Giddy Giddy Gulch

Location Name: 
Giddy Giddy
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 9:45am
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 23' 4.2936" N, 122° 13' 17.4684" W
California US

Snowpack Observations



  • Observation Location: Giddy Giddy Gulch
  • Elevation: 9,853
  • Date: 20210108
  • Time: 11am
  • Observer: Bill
  • Sky Conditions: [Clear (CLR) | Few (FEW) 
  • Current Precipitation: None
  • Air Temperature: cold with wind chill
  • Surface Penetration: Ski penetration (PS) = 4-6 in, boot penetration (PF) = 8 in 
  • Total Snow Depth (HS): not measured
  • 24-hour New Snow Depth (HN24): 4-6 inches
  • 24-hour New Snow Water Equivalent (HN24W): n/a
  • Wind Direction: NW 
  • Wind Speed: intermittent  Moderate (M), 17-25 mi/hr, small trees sway with bigger gusts of 30-40mph
  • Column & Block Tests: none

John and I did a tour up Giddy Giddy gulch from Bunny Flat. The new snow in the morning with a good Avy report and the chance of blue skies lured us up the mountain. I was concerned mostly about the hidden rocks and trees that may be lurking. We did not hit one the whole day! Giddy gully had 4-6 inches for 2/3 of the way up, then the winds picked up around 10:30 or so. The wind was gusty and swirling causing snow transport down the gully. The sides of the gully were scoured and probably not ski worthy. Our skin track up the gully was completely covered in snow due to wind transport. At the top of Giddy the wind was swirling in twisters off and on making it feel colder. The ski down was great, with 4-8 inches of new snow. We saw a group of 5-6 heading up when we got down to the bottom. 


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