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 Post subject: Re: Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Keep me posted. Maybe wait until Brewer Creek opens. The Wintun Glacier is Frick'n amazing, and the Hotlum would be killer too. It would be nice to tackle both eh?

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 Post subject: Re: Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:52 pm 
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f!yeah bg. you guys scored big! nice job, great pics.


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 Post subject: Re: Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:07 pm 
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This thread really got me fired up to ride some volcanoes. Even though it's been at the top of my liist for years, for one reason or another I never made it happen before. Finally motivated this weekend, despite no partners, no veg oil for the truck, and getting full-on Reno'd :banghead: on the way. Learned a few lessons:
1-Don't depend on your phone to give you directions to the trailhead, because even with a 4x4 truck, I got stopped by snowdrifts on some crazy backroads that obviously didn't end up being the fastest way to the TH.
2-Keep the tunes low and pay attention. While taking a little break and digging through the pack, some random person 100 yards away yelling "ROCK!" saved me from getting pummeled by a 15" boulder that I didn't see coming. :shock: Literally jumped out of the way while it took out my pole and continued on down the hill.
3-Even if you are solo, there's plenty of people out there to hike and ride with. Never imagined there would be so many people there. Bumped into Hoglord at the top of Trinity chutes and enjoyed a killer run with him to the bottom. :headbang:
Stoked to see all the rad spring TRs popping up.

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 Post subject: Re: Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:19 pm 
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Good riding with you BG, buffy, and mmcpheet! :thatrocks:

Sorry for the delay with my pics!

Shasta from I5
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From town
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BG at dawn
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Red Banks
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Trinity Chutes
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Buffy
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Mmcpheet
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BG
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Lassen moonset
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Heading up
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Shasta in the distance
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BG setting the booter
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Summit proper
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Pre-drop
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Buffy
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BG
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Good times, thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:26 pm 
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Sick shots! The Trinities are amazing! Any word on Brewer Creek's opening date?


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 Post subject: Re: Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:17 pm 
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Brewer creek is still at least a week out, probably a bit more. I went the hotlum-wintun ridge on the 31st and had to leave the Jeep a few miles out due to some very soft 2-5' drifts across the road. It was melting fast though and I probably could have gone a couple hundred yards further up the road by the time I left on the 1st. If it stays hot it should definitely be open for the last two weeks in June.


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 Post subject: Re: Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Bring 2 shovels. 2 dudes with a 1/2 hour of work could punch that last switchback that's 3.5 miles out. As is you can start from 6300-6500 depending on your route of attack.

bcrider: SICK SHOTS! What camera do you use again? I need a more worthy compact. Canon Gsomething?


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 Post subject: Re: Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:22 pm 
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BGnight: although that last switchback would go pretty easy, there are more drifts to deal with further up the road that would take a bit more work (they are significantly deeper).

Anyway, I'm all for someone digging them out: we shoveled out a few drifts on our trip to make it as a far as we did and it definitely speeds the process along.


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