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hiking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

I did this hike on August 22 as a dayhike. It goes without saying that ANY hike up Shasta is going to be a challenge. And this is no exception, particularly since you gain about 7600ft of elevation in about 6-7 miles. However, this hike is basically a trail hike. So without significant snow cover, it is basically one foot in front of another. Like others have said, there are situations where it is ‘one step forward, half a step back’. But this is by no means the way most of the trail is. Most of it is actually quite good. Just take it slow in sandy parts to minimize slipping back. All in all, this is the best route up Shasta if you are a reasonably fit hiker, but are not comfortable with such things as ice axes, crampons, and self arrest. As for the trail conditions, there are a few snow crossings on the way to the springs on the approach. But all of these are more or less level and can be handled without equipment. There is a climb up a snowfield at around 10500-10800ft. But this can be handled with trekking poles and microspikes rather than ice axe and crampons. There are also a couple of easy snow crossings near the summit. Both are fairly level, and neither requires any equipment. Other than these and the steep part above Red Rock, it is just a trail hike (albeit a relatively steep one). Whether the whole idea of a trail hike up Shasta (vs a more technical climb) appeals to you or not, one thing is undeniable: this route is drop-dead gorgeous. In this sense, it flat-out puts Avalanche Gulch to shame. The same is likely true if you compare Clear Creek to other technical routes. Quite simply, if you prefer great views to technical challenge, Clear Creek is the way to go!

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Good 14er to hike if you want an easy to find, paved trailhead. Close to Denver, so very crowded at times. Class 2 scrambling on upper portions of trail.

on Dream Lake Trail

hiking
1 day ago

World class!! lots of traffic but a fantastic hike!!

hiking
no shade
snow
1 day ago

parked near mountain house trail. Lots of steep rocks but overall a great challenging hike.

hiking
1 day ago

Definitely worth it to go up. Is almost the continuation of the Burro Trail. However, the profile is already much more difficult. Partly very steep and rocky passages.

very cool trail the mines are something you don't see every day. the trailhead has very limited (4) parking so be prepared. lots of marmots around the mine. the trail could be steep at times but it is more than worth the effort.

Really good intro 14er, if you're looking for one. Great views. Nothing overly sketchy or loose if you take the path to the right up and down. If you follow the GPX/map on the descent, and go right past the Hilltop Mine, it's very loose. Access road is standard for dirt roads in Colorado. Ideally you have some clearance but if you don't slow and careful will get you close to the gate, at least.

The old mining town is 100% worth the walk. Excited to go back and explore more of the open space.

skiing
snow
1 day ago

Ski'd the glacier this morning (08.23.19). I ski'd it this exact date one year ago as well. Compared to last year, the glacier is in much better condition. The upper portion remains connected to the lower portion, and the width of the connection is still quite large. Made for a nice long run. Snow condition better than expected. Yes, the glacier is sun cupped, but the snow is soft. If one can ski bumps, you'll really enjoy this. Was like spring skiing bumps at A-Basin.

Difficult and hot in the sun where you are completely exposed. But worth it.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

If you don’t have climbing gear for the spire there’s a possibility of dying but that makes it really fun haha. Definitely doable without gear but I would recommend it.

hiking
rocky
snow
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Good hike above the tree line tough but fun.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

I was unaware by the trail on AllTrails I'd need to go down and around to summit the actual peak without ropes and a partner. I made it to the second peak but didn't venture down further to see if I could make the 3rd peak, the TOP. Next time, I'll just go to the third peak by going down from almost the summit of the first peak and scramble down and up to the 3rd peak.

It was a beautiful trail. There is a pretty steep incline at the beginning and you can hear the cars for the first mile or so. But once you get past that it’s a beautiful trail. There’s is no real destination unless you want to hike a couple more miles. I believe you can hike to the divide. Either way we had a great time and would do it again. We saw 2 or 3 people the whole day. We started at 8:30.

We hiked this with our 6 and 3 year olds yesterday. Trail was busy but easily navigated by us. My 3 year old was half in the carrier and half walked. Great family hike, good distance. Took us about 2 hours round trip. We stopped for snacks at the top of the lake. Biggest issue, as many have mentioned, was the parking.

Overall a great starter trail, lots of switchbacks in the beginning allowed for slow ascent. The pace picks up midway and climbing up the ridge to the summit is pretty cool. Main issue is the rocks and mud are slippery on the way down. Great views from the top as well as along the trail.

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