[SMC] Mt Shasta - Casaval Ridge


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Trail stats

10.27 mi
Elevation gain
7,349 ft
Technical difficulty
Elevation loss
7,349 ft
Max elevation
14,142 ft
75 5
Min elevation
6,922 ft
Trail type
2 days 8 hours 36 minutes
April 10, 2014
April 2014
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14,142 ft
6,922 ft
10.27 mi

near Howard, California (United States)

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Itinerary description

MT. SHASTA CASAVAL RIDGE. This route is one of the most prominent and striking features on the south side of Mt. Shasta with Avalanche Gulch on the east side and Cascade Gulch on the west side. Many climbers rate this route as one of the most enjoyable routes on the mountain. The ridge offers low technical traverses across steep snow with a few sections of noticeable exposure. Day One – Bunny Flat Trailhead to Camp One, 6,800 – 9,800 feet elevation On April 5th, 2014, our spirits were awakened as we drove closer to the Bunny Flat trailhead. Mount Shasta was gorgeous with the sun shining down on it. The clouds were bouncing off the mountain as if to say, “come play with us.” Little did we know, the mountain had a secret that it would soon share. Once the team had assembled, we loaded up and ascended the mountain up to basecamp at 9,800ft. It was there that we realized the value and competency of our team. We worked together to dig out a platform for our tents and also fashioned a separate kitchen area. This took us all about four hours to complete. This forward thinking really proved effective as the afternoon went on. Mount Shasta didn’t wait long before she let us in on her secret … her unpredictable weather patterns...

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Location: Siskiyou County, California, United States
Lat/Lon: 41°24′33″N 122°11′42″W
Elevation: 14,179 ft (4,322 m)
Range: Cascade Range
Route: Casaval Ridge

Mtn Info:
--Avalanche Center
--Wiki Page
--NOAA Weather

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Comments  (3)

  • Photo of José Rolo de Sousa
    José Rolo de Sousa Jul 28, 2015

    Another nice trail.

  • busticaccia May 27, 2018

    Very challenging but awesome and memorable

  • Dana H. Mar 28, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    The best view is when you can get up there in time to see the shadow of the mountain. That is impressive.

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