Cascade Gulch Trail
The route follows the obvious gulch leading from the upper left of Hidden Valley rising to the saddle that splits Shasta from Shastina. The time of year/snow pack will determine the best line up through Cascade Gulch to the S/S saddle. A bivouac here could be an ambitious proposition when the reality of winds and fatigue are considered. A bivy below the saddle is perhaps a better option. If Shastina is your objective a left turn at the pass and a short climb lead to the summit cone that tops out at 12,330 feet. If the Mt. Shasta summit is your goal, you can either traverse onto the Whitney Glacier (a rope and glacier travel experience is recommended), climb/scramble the ridge line above the glaciers, or traverse onto the West Face.
Photo Credit: Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center – Cascade Gulch