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danhelmstadter

[TR] Mt. Shasta - H/W ridge 6/23/2009

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Trip: Mt. Shasta - H/W ridge

 

Date: 6/23/2009

 

Trip Report:

I drove down to Shasta the other day after recieveing word from Sky and Amar that the corn is ripe - Thanks!

 

Hit the trail around 3:30; dawn found me on suncupped snow, I met several other ascending skiiers, and we found increasingly smooth snow as we ascended. There was only one incidence of rockfall, not a close call at all, but it would have prolly been a killer.

 

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We summited around 9:30, and hung out for a long time on the summit rocks, many avigulch climbers came and went while waited for the snow to soften to perfection. I caught several rude comments about my skiis from jealous climbers as they began their aurdous descent.

 

Several of the skiiers I had ascended with skiied down around 12, Steve ( a firefighter/ski patrol) and I waited for a little longer. I took some shots of him as he dropped in around 1230 -

 

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I was soon to follow, and skiied it without stopping down to the sun cups 3k+ below.

 

I recently borrowed a helmut cam - but the damn thing DIED halfway down (batteries I think) - just as I was opening up on the good corn halfway down the ridge...

 

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Tracks - mines are the big ones on lookers right:

 

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Steve stoked:

 

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We then made our way down suncups, and good corn off northfaceing morains down to about 7.5k, then a short boot back to the TH.

 

I would be up on the hill again today if my dog hadn't rolled in a filthy carcass, requireing much washing/cleaning.

 

 

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darn dog. WTF....I got a good idea lets go find a dead dear and roll around in it, sounds like a good time...lol.

 

The booters wish they were as smart as you so they could ski down.

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Hi Collin, - you should definetly learn to ski! try second ascent in Seattle. I got my learn to ski again set up for 20$ total at a thrift store in Jackson, Deals are out there!

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