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Near Sierra Club Cabin

Location Name: 
Near Sierra Club Cabin
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 3:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 22' 22.7244" N, 122° 14' 4.8516" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


Observations on a tour to region near the Sierra Club Cabin:

  • Wind affected snow near and above treeline.
  • Minimal snow in start zones near ridge tops above treeline.
  • 30-40 cm (12-16 in) of light dry snow atop firmer snow below treeline.
  • Ski penetration (PS): 33 cm (13 in); boot penetration (PB): 54 cm (22 in).
  • Right side up snowpack (see pictures).
  • Height of snow near cabin (HS): 116 cm (46 in)
  • Column tests yielded no notable or consistent failures. Extended column test results: ECTN.


  • Layers in snowpack
  • Profile
  • View of upper mountain
  • Wind affected snow near treeline
  • Ski penetration (PS): 13 in

Weather Observations


Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Speed: