Forums Trip Reports Shassen! 5/8 & 5/9/12 Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 21 total) 1 2 →Author Posts May 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm #576902 BGnight 1382 PostsHeaded up to kick off volcano season with likestoride and met up with bcrider and mcpheet for two days of shredding. The first day we started off out of Bunny Flat at 4:40am to hit up Trinity chutes (becoming an annual pilgrimage for me) I’m not a fan of Bunny Flat due to crowds and rangers but the riding and access is just too awesome. Today we were the only ones climbing up!Getting up early sucks but you’re often rewarded with amazing sunrises: getting higher: bcrider finds a nice perch to chill: I walked over to peek down into Mud creek next to Thumb rock. Our skier buddy had ridden the chute at bottom of this picture the day before (it doesnt quite go but he wiggled an exit for himself). More stuff for the hit list!: After a long climb we arrived atop our objective. Buffy with Lassen in the distance: Getting prepared and waiting for the snow to ripen: Looking down our line: The snow was nice, smooth and soft the whole way down. No suncupping yet!Buffy exiting out of the chutes: mcpheet (Matt): bcrider: Day2 Lassen: Notice the dude far down below. Our buddy JT was also out there this day with Toby doing laps. This was run 3 (I think) of the 5 he did this day. He caught the pack in this pic topping out. 50 years old+ and he does back to back to back 8-10k days 😯 . I don’t get it…and he splitboards too! It was windy on top but the snow on our north aspect was perfect: bcrider: We did 2 laps on this face. Bcrider and mcpheet did a separate face from Buffy and I on our last one. The snow was amazing transitional porn. Better than Shasta even. Buffy topping out on 2nd lap: Our 2nd run. Nice steep face that opened up to huge field of amazing snow: JT chatting with me after his 4th run. He was stoked to bum some water and food off Buffy and I so he could do a 5th!: Me dropping (photos by Buffy): Buffy: bcrider and mcpheet’s tracks from their 2nd run: Volcanos! May 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm #655811 Rico in AZ 559 PostsOh so that’s what snow looks like. 😀That is beautiful country up in NorCal. This is just plain stunning, Thanks for the summer stoke! May 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm #655812 jbaysurfer 947 PostsLOL…we’re thinking with the same brain these days Brooks. I did Lassen on Sunday. No pics because I was solo and just decided to leave the camera behind, but I found very similar conditions to what you described. It was hot as hell on Sunday though, so for wet slide risk I just did one lap and called it an early day.Well done you guys/girls! I was eyeballing trinity chutes for Fri actually…..between you and stoudema I’m getting all the great beta just a few days before climbing!What time did you top out (above the chutes) leaving at 4:40?edit: that looks like a summit shot with Buffy? Assume you road misery hill back down? I did that once. Crunchy rime ice 😛 May 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm #655813 nickstayner 700 PostsGorgeous photos guys! Super jealous of the coverage out there. May 15, 2012 at 9:52 pm #655814 shasta 143 PostsNice double header! The mud creek line isn’t worth a second thought :thumpsup:Come now as sun cups are starting to show just below horse camp. May 16, 2012 at 5:22 am #655815 fustercluck 668 PostsLooks sweet! Gonna head up there end of the week, hope I get it that good. If anyone is gonna be riding Fri.-Sun. get in touch. May 16, 2012 at 7:08 am #655816 hoglord 202 PostsI’m planning on heading up Friday thru Sunday. Looks to be super killer. :rock: May 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm #655817 Kyle Miller 510 PostsLooks sweet down there.You think it would be worth spending a week on Shasta climbing and riding different lines in the next few weeks? May 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm #655818 bs. 246 Postsdamn brooks you take some of my favorite photos…. good work on both the pictures and the mountains. i was a little sad about the end of pow season, but last weekend got me pretty stoked on corn season! May 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm #655819 shoestring 197 Postsgreat tr and photos as usual…also planning to hit shasta and lassen this weekend…. May 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm #655820 shasta 143 PostsI’ll be kickin it in Hidden Valley friday thru sunday if anyone wants to stop in for a visit. May 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm #655821 hoglord 202 PostsDude’s, is it too early or too late to suggest ShastaSplitfest!? :rock:I mean, there was no Eastside Splitfest this year…… I say we organize and destroy.It would for sure be worth it then Kyle.Whatcha think? This weekend? Or wait for Brewer Creek to open?Can we sled up to the Brewer Creek trail head? I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it……. :disco: May 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm #655822 Kyle Miller 510 PostsJust waiting for the Shasta forecast to say sunny for a week and the Cascade forecast to say “TOTAL SHIT”which should be any day now May 18, 2012 at 12:03 am #655823 hoglord 202 PostsKeep 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 firstname.lastname@example.org May 21, 2012 at 3:52 am #655824 brainsteak 87 Postsf!yeah bg. you guys scored big! nice job, great pics. May 23, 2012 at 4:07 am #655825 fustercluck 668 PostsThis 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 4×4 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. 😯 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. June 2, 2012 at 3:19 am #655826 bcrider 4150 PostsGood riding with you BG, buffy, and mmcpheet! :thatrocks:Sorry for the delay with my pics!Shasta from I5 From town BG at dawn Red Banks Trinity Chutes Buffy Mmcpheet BG Lassen moonset Heading up Shasta in the distance BG setting the booter Summit proper Pre-drop Buffy BG Good times, thanks again! June 2, 2012 at 5:26 am #655827 hoglord 202 PostsSick shots! The Trinities are amazing! Any word on Brewer Creek’s opening date? June 2, 2012 at 11:17 pm #655828 silver 167 PostsBrewer 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. June 3, 2012 at 5:17 am #655829 BGnight 1382 PostsBring 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? Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 21 total) 1 2 →You must be logged in to reply to this topic.