You are here

North Side, Whitney/Bolam Glacier, Shastina

Location Name: 
Mount Shasta
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 04/02/2022 - 11:30am
Observation made by: 
Climbing Ranger
Red Flags:

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 24' 53.514" N, 122° 13' 10.7472" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


Conditions on the north side very similar to last year: icy, firm, wind scoured...a lot of rock and ice, and it should not be taken lightly. It doesn't take a trained eye to see the blue patches of ice on the various glaciers, like the Hotlum, Bolam and Whitney. Needless to say, these are no fall zones for climbers/skiers. Skied off Shastina down through the "angel wings" and found ~3" of fresh, cold snow. If you're feeling adventurous, some skiing could be had on the Bolam glacier.

Access: One can get to within about a mile and a half or so of the Northgate trailhead, and about the same for the Bolam trailhead. The Bolam trailhead road traverses through the Lava Fire burn scar and the road has been compromised. It is washed out in some places and very sandy, but passable with a 4wd. 


  • The angel wings off Shastina, down onto the Whitney Glacier
  • Looking over at Mt Shasta proper and the Bolam area, from Shastina,
  • The Bolam Glacier area viewed from below
  • The Whitney Glacier
  • The Whitney Glacier, viewed from Shastina

Weather Observations


Cloud Cover: 
Blowing Snow: 
Accumulation rate: 
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Speed: 
Wind Direction: