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Castle Lake ... So Close

Location Name: 
Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 9:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer
Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 13' 48.6696" N, 122° 22' 54.3828" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

For skiers and snowboarders armed with an adventurous spirit and stubborn resolve and eager to get just one line in at Castle Lake this year, Middle Peak could offer the opportunity over the next few days. Conditions:

  • Height of snow (HS) 25-65 cm (20-25 in) around Castle Creek. Snow surface is moist to wet. Boot penetration 10-15 cm (4-6 in).
  • Many roller balls observed on sun exposed aspects of Middle Peak.
  • Lake is frozen but ice along edges is not consistently supportable. Travel over ice is not recommended.
  • Travel to Middle Peak best accomplished via Left Peak. Numerous Manzaniti bushes exposed on Right Peak.

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Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Light