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Shuksan - Shannon Creek Road Conditions

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Anyone have any info on the conditions of Shannon Creek Road? Specifically where the road stops and the snow begins.

 

I checked on the national forest site and as of April 9 it's listed as "snow", which doesn't give me a lot of info.

 

I'd like to head up Shuksan on skis via the Sulfide Glacier this weekend, so if anyone has any suggestions, info, spray, etc. let it fly.

 

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Right now, it will be many (I'd think at least 10 miles) snowcovered miles of road travel to the end of the Shannon Creek Road where the path up the ridge goes towards the Sulfide Glacier. Unfortunately I can't be any more precise than many miles.

 

Best of luck.

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According to bivouac.com, the Shannon Creek Road is only 4.5 miles long and according to the National Forest website, the Baker Lake Road should be open to the branch with the Shannon Creek Road. So 4.5 miles is as far as I'm expecting to skin on roads. Is your estimate based on a more typical snow year?

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ok. Just called the ranger. Downed tree at about 1/4 mile. The road is snow free for ~1.5 miles from the Baker Lake Road. Thanks for the help.

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Peas, thanks for posting that more definitive info. It gives me the impetus to believe that one may not have to ski too many miles of the road into Schreibers Meadow for a ski of the Easton Glacier at this point.

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was up there a couple weeks ago...used a snowmobile for the approach (cheating I know but was short on time) to the TH but left the chainsaw...deadlifting a snomobile is no fun...the road is only 4 mi and some change...over the first 2.5 you'll end up with about 8-10 downed sections then it's free and clear to the turn off where the trail head is...also the snow was only a few inches deep in some areas so may be spotty by now...but that was a couple weeks ago

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