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[TR] Shastina - Lightning Bolt 02/07/2021

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Trip: Shastina - Lightning Bolt

Trip Date: 02/07/2021

Trip Report:

https://imgur.com/gallery/x2a9sHq

There was a good trail over to Horse Camp and signs of people doing avy rescue drills above it but past that, it was choose your own adventure. The snow on the climb up to the traverse over to Hidden Valley was soft and snowshoes sunk several inches. The rocks on the traverse were largely uncovered - took off snowshoes and tried with just boots but eventually switched to crampons. Snow in Hidden Valley was not too bad - didn't sink more than 6 inches w\ crampons. The Lightning Bolt couloir was the only section with good snow cover and was decently firm.

Gear Notes:
Snowshoes, whippets, crampons, helmet - didn't use axe

Approach Notes:
Slog from Bunny Flat

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