telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
12/14/19, 03:25 AM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
Trip Reports Sponsor
Second Ascent
Second Ascent
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
Info Exchange

NWAC Avalanche
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2009 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  June 2009 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  June 18, 2009, Mt. Shasta, Hotlum-Wintun
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: June 18, 2009, Mt. Shasta, Hotlum-Wintun  (Read 1285 times)

Posts: 83

June 18, 2009, Mt. Shasta, Hotlum-Wintun
« on: 06/27/09, 01:18 PM »

Only a week late, but here goes...
Camped at the Brewer Creek trailhead on Wednesday night after driving down from Seattle that day (6/17), and got a nice early 2 am start on Thursday--no more sleeping in! Wore trail runners up to about 9,000' when I decided that carrying skis and boots was a silly idea. The snow was still crusty, making skinning kind of ridiculous, so I gave in and boot packed the rest of the way. After crossing onto the Wintun glacier things got rather interesting, with a strong wind blowing mostly down from the summit, and making skis behave like sails on my back...the snow was relatively soft, but steep, and combined with the wind I was literally crawling up the last 800 feet. Got to the summit around 11:30 and hung out to wait for Spencer, who climbed the last pitch without crampons (eek!) and was relieved to finally make it to the top. There were a handful of others on the route, but not too much of a crowd and we were all spread out.
The ski down was splendid from the top to about 9,500', where things got bumpy and then suncupped to heck. I think we hit it in just the right conditions, making it a darn good ski--get it while it's still good!!

Photos are here:
« Last Edit: 06/27/09, 01:24 PM by Robyn » Logged

"We don't stop playing because we grow older. We grow older because we stop playing."

Posts: 52

Re: June 18, 2009, Mt. Shasta, Hotlum-Wintun
« Reply #1 on: 06/27/09, 05:09 PM »

Nice work!  We were up there that day.  I think you two were climbing up the final pitch just as we dropped from the summit.   

Perfection, though the wind at the top was pretty amazing. 
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC

Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.