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black East Mt. Shasta Descent

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4.9 mile 7.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 8' 2 m
Descent: -6,875' -2,096 m
High: 14,089' 4,294 m
Low: 7,214' 2,199 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 27% (15°)
Max Slope: 96% (44°)
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Trail shared by Angela Anderson

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A fun spring ski of a Mt. Shasta on a lesser traveled route.

Angela Anderson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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It's a pretty straightforward route, but pay attention down low to make sure you don't miss the trailhead.

Description

Be ready to get looks from mountaineers coming up the popular Avalanche Gulch side of the mountain as you're clicking into your bindings ready to make a fast descent to the bottom. A less crowded side of the mountains gives you open areas to descend without crossing too many bootpacks.

If you can time your descent with the conditions, you could have a solid 7,000 foot descent. Skiing was nice at the top and slushy at the bottom. We were able to patch snow sections together and ski the entire way to the car.

For a full trip report, check out: angelatravels.com/trip-repo…

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