Mount Shasta, CA Will Reopen Above 10,000-Feet on May 16th

Mount Shasta, CA Will Reopen Above 10,000-Feet on May 16th
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Stock image of Mt. Shasta and lenticular clouds.Following a three-week closure above 10,000-feet, Forest Service officials have announced Mount Shasta will reopen on May 16th. In alignment with current federal, state, and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure the health and safety of climbers and employees, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest temporarily closed the area on Mt. Shasta above 10,000-feet in elevation on April 23, 2020, with that order expiring May 16th. Related: UFOs and Avalanches | History of Skiing on Mount Shasta Although the mountain will reopen, officials are pleading with the public to practice responsible social distancing guidelines. A summit pass ($25), wilderness permit, and human waste pack-out bag are still required to summit the mountain, and rangers will be checking. A spike in coronavirus cases in the area could result in another closure. Springtime is the most popular time to climb Mt. Shasta and during a typical year will attract up.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains

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