March 2016 Climb

*2/23/16 Update*

Car Details:
Confirmation Number - 30742073US5
PICK-UP Date & Time: Reno-Tahoe Intl Airport, RNO, Reno, NV Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 08:00 AM
RETURN Date & Time:
Reno-Tahoe Intl Airport,
2001 East Plumb Lane NA Reno,  NV 89502 , U S A
Monday, March 21, 2016 @ 11:30 PM RENO-TAHOE INTL AIRPORT, RNO, Reno, NV
(1) 775-785-2727  Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Hotel Details:
Comfort Inn & Suites Airport 1250 E Plumb Ln Reno NV 89502 +17756824444
Check in:Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Check out:Thursday, March 17, 2016
Total rooms:2
Room type:Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking - Advance Purchase Rate
The Finlandia Motel and Lodge
We reserved "The Lodge"
530-926-5596
1621 South Mount Shasta Blvd Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Reservation for Thursday night and Saturday Night
3 bed, 2.5 bath lodge all reserved for us.
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
2707 S. Virginia Street Reno NV 89502 +17758262121
 Check in:Sunday, March 20, 2016
Check out:Monday, March 22, 2016
Total rooms:1
Room type:Peppermill Deluxe - Includes Resort
Total Costs:
Avis - $387.11
Comfort Inn - $150.88
The Lodge - $504
Peppermill Sunday Night (Split 5 ways, but I said 4 were staying because that's the max) - $122.9
Peppermill Monday night (Split 3 ways) - $111.6
Total SUM Owed to Tim! (all 5 of us through Sunday Night) - $1276.49
Amount each person owes Tim - $255.3
Additional Amount The people staying Monday night owe Tim - $37.2 for a total of $292.5.

*1/27/16 Update*

Flight Information:
  • Tim
  • Travel Date Flight Segments Flight Summary
    DEPARTMARCH 16, WEDNESDAY
    MAR 16
    WED
    1. 07:20 PM
      Depart Nashville, TN (BNA) on Southwest Airlines
      Flight #4158
    2. 09:15 PM
      Arrive in Denver, CO (DEN)
      WiFi available
    3. 10:25 PM
      Change plane to Southwest Airlines in Denver, CO (DEN)
      Flight #2628
    4. 11:45 PM
      Arrive in Reno/Tahoe, NV (RNO)
      WiFi available
    Wednesday, March 16, 2016Travel Time 6 h hours25 mminutes (1 stop, includes 1 plane change)
    RETURNMARCH 22, TUESDAY
    MAR 22
    TUE
    1. 06:45 AM
      Depart Reno/Tahoe, NV (RNO) on Southwest Airlines
      Flight #4122
    2. 08:25 AM
      Arrive in Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
      WiFi available
    3. 09:15 AM
      Change plane to Southwest Airlines in Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
      Flight #2439
    4. 02:25 PM
      Arrive in Nashville, TN (BNA)
      WiFi available
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016Travel Time 5 h hours40 mminutes (1 stop, includes 1 plane change)
  • Mark
  • Travel Date Flight Segments Flight Summary
    DEPARTMARCH 16, WEDNESDAY
    MAR 16
    WED
    1. 06:45 PM
      Depart Atlanta, GA (ATL) on Southwest Airlines
      Flight #4308
    2. 08:10 PM
      Arrive in Denver, CO (DEN)
      WiFi available
    3. 10:25 PM
      Change plane to Southwest Airlines in Denver, CO (DEN)
      Flight #2628
    4. 11:45 PM
      Arrive in Reno/Tahoe, NV (RNO)
      WiFi available
    Wednesday, March 16, 2016Travel Time 8 h hours00 mminutes (1 stop, includes 1 plane change)
    RETURNMARCH 22, TUESDAY
    MAR 22
    TUE
    1. 06:45 AM
      Depart Reno/Tahoe, NV (RNO) on Southwest Airlines
      Flight #4122
    2. 08:25 AM
      Arrive in Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
      WiFi available
    3. 10:10 AM
      Change plane to Southwest Airlines in Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
      Flight #2500
    4. 04:40 PM
      Arrive in Atlanta, GA (ATL)
      WiFi available
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016Travel Time 6 h hours55 mminutes (1 stop, includes 1 plane change)
 
  • Mike

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  •  Michael
    • Date
      Flight
      Departure/Arrival
      Wed Mar 16
      4308
      Depart ATLANTA, GA (ATL) on Southwest Airlines at 6:45 PM
      Arrive in DENVER, CO (DEN) at 8:10 PM
      2628
      Change planes to Southwest Airlines in DENVER, CO (DEN)at 10:25 PM
      Arrive in RENO/TAHOE, NV (RNO) at 11:45 PM
      Travel Time 8 hrs 0 mins
      Mon Mar 21
      3503
      Depart RENO/TAHOE, NV (RNO) on Southwest Airlines at 3:55 PM
      Arrive in LAS VEGAS, NV (LAS) at 5:10 PM
      2416
      Change planes to Southwest Airlines in LAS VEGAS, NV (LAS)at 6:20 PM
      Arrive in ATLANTA, GA (ATL) at 01:10 AM, Next Day
      Travel Time 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Stanley
    • WORTHINGTON/STANLEYR 0162479475350 UA-XXXXX217 35F/35A/35A/24D

      FLIGHT INFORMATION

      Day, Date Flight Class Departure City and Time Arrival City and Time Aircraft Meal
      Wed, 16MAR16 UA1199 L CHARLOTTE, NC (CLT) 4:07 PM DENVER, CO (DEN) 5:58 PM A-319 Purchase
      Wed, 16MAR16 UA296 L DENVER, CO (DEN) 6:51 PM RENO, NV (RNO) 8:16 PM A-319 Purchase
      Tue, 22MAR16 UA401 L RENO, NV (RNO) 1:22 PM DENVER, CO (DEN) 4:35 PM A-319 Purchase
      Tue, 22MAR16 UA5812 L DENVER, CO (DEN) 5:45 PM CHARLOTTE, NC (CLT) 11:06 PM Purchase
      Flight operated by SKYWEST AIRLINES doing business as UNITED EXPRESS.
  • Shawn
    • ???
Updated Group Packlist: Pack-List-3-March-2016 Please update with your items that you can share or that you need.

*1/24/16 Update*


In theory, people liked the Whitney/Death Valley idea, but it seems most people are leaning to Shasta. So, SHASTA WINS. We'll do Whitney next time. If we do Shasta, the schedule roughly looks like the following:
  1. Wed - March 16th - Fly out west on Wednesday sometime, meetup, get rental car and stay. Drink Beer.
  2. Thurs - Drive to mt shasta and stay somewhere (5 hour drive). If someone flies in Thursday Morning instead of Wednesday we should have time to pick them up.
  3. Fri - Get to basecamp. early AM start needed Friday.
  4. Sat - Summit and return to car, stay up north and celebrate. Summit day is expected to be a 12-14 hours of hiking, and a 3-6AM start from basecamp is needed.
  5. Sun - drive to airport city and stay.
  6. Mon - fly out (or maybe sunday evening/night).
  7. I updated the calendar to reflect the dates above.
Everybody needs Wednesday to Monday Ideally, and Thursday to Monday off at a bare minimum. If we get held up on the mountain you wouldn't want to miss a Sunday flight. I'm only OK with Shasta if everyone has the RIGHT gear, meaning proper crampons and compatible boots, good winter gear, a properly rated sleeping bag etc. This is a full on glacial climb in March. There have been whiteout blizzard conditions and -30F windchill in March, so we'd need to be prepared. More likely, our temperatures are expected to be -5 lows (summit) to 50 degrees highs (base) or so, but I can't find good concrete temperature data at the summit so I don't know. We also need to see if we need to rope up and what the avalanche situation is. Everybody check out the routes and conditions for a Shasta climb and see which one seems best for March. Check out: Also, we should plan a backup mountain in case the weather doesn't cooperate on Shasta, since the plane tickets are non-refundable. Finally, I'd like to get tickets this week, since some are already sold out, and we want as much flexibility in flight times as possible. Sacramento and Reno look like the closest main airports to Shasta that have Southwest flights available. Both are about 3 hours from the mountain. Surprisingly, Reno is 3.5 hours from Shasta and about 4.5 hours from Whitney, so if weather on Shasta didn't cooperate we could head south and do White Mountain or Mt Whitney anyway as a backup plan. I think it's best if we all fly in to the same airport so we can share rental car, transportation etc. Download and fill out the Pack-List-3 and email it back to me. I'll keep a master updated. That way people can say what they have available for others, or that they need from others. No need in bringing 5 water filters etc, but we also don't want to be stuck with none. If I forgot something important PLEASE add it to the bottom of the list. Let me know what you guys think. Maps/Pics Etc:  
AEC v1.0.4
-Tim

*1/23/16 Update*


A new idea was presented for location that seems to deserve merit, and goes as follows:
  1. Fly into Las Vegas
  2. Drive to Lone Pine and spend the night.
  3. Climb Mt Whitney
  4. Drive to Death Valley and view/camp/hike/stay/bike
    1. Possibly rent Jeep or 4x4 in death valley for additional fun if we have time/motivation.
    2. Jeep rental in death valley
  5. Fly Home.
What's interesting is that if we did this, we would hit the lower 48's highest AND lowest points in the same week. Pretty stellar. Just one possible idea. Also, not out of the way, Death Valley is exactly on the way from Las Vegas to Lone Pine, which is where the idea came from I believe.

*1/19/16 Update*


The Team: I'm In:
  • Mark rabideau
  • Tim Rabideau
  • Michael Becker
  • Mike Keagel
  • Stanley worthington
No Reply:
  • Shawn Becker
I'm Out:
  • Ben Mattson
  • Terry Horn
The Dates:
  • March 6-7, 0 votes
  • March 13-14, 1 no vote
  • March 20-21, 3 yes votes
Update your availability for March. I've given all of you a username you can use to update the calendar. Just click "Add Event". Once everyone does we'll know what day's we have to work with. User: CalendarUser Pass: CalendarUser
AEC v1.0.4
  Everybody get your votes in and location ideas! You can leave a comment or email. The Mission:
  1. Mt Shasta, Votes: Stanley
  2. Mt Whitney, Votes: Tim
  3. Mt St Helens, Votes:
  4. Mt Hood, Votes: 
  5. Mt Ranier, Votes: 
    • I really want to do this mountain one day, but I think it's above our level at this point. Need to be roped up with frequent ice bridges and crevasses. It's also a little early in the season for this mountain and temperatures are low. Thoughts? Can we do it?
  6. Zion or Arches National Park Utah, Votes: 
    • Not a mountain, but alot of great hiking and views. just a random idea and I've always wanted to go there.
  7. 2nd try on Gannet Peak? We would all need a week. Votes: 
Looking forward to it! Everybody start jogging, the air is thin up there. Also, Everybody needs to understand HAPE and HACE if we go above 10,000 ft. -Tim
 

4 thoughts on “March 2016 Climb

  1. Hey Guys, Hate to say it…I’m out. I’m getting Married this March! Got a honeymoon, and the ever persistent military weekend. it pretty much kills the month of March for me. BTW, no joke about the altitude. Just finished flying in the Rockies for a week, I was good till 12,000+. After an hour I started to sound funny (even with a KY accent). I was starting to get hypoxia, and that was after being at 7,000 ft for several days. It comes quick. Also, I learned that 1 beer = 2 beers above 8,000! Take care, I want to see some good pics!

    1. Congratulations Terry! Thanks for letting us know and sorry to hear you’re out, but at least its for a good cause! I might go on two climbs this year, but at a minimum i’ll be doing another one next year, so if you’re interested I hope you can make it next time! We need to see you two soon.

  2. Mt Shasta looks legit.. that’s my vote- good climb, short drive from Reading, CA

    The runner up would be Mt. Rainier, which, in my opinion, would require a guide service.

    Not much interested in Mt. Whitney.. it’s a beautiful climb in the summer. The approach road would be amazingly dangerous in wither which would be cool.. but speaking of the drive- it takes forever to get to Lone Pine from pretty much anywhere.

    1. Great points Frank (Stanley). I also notice you commented while you were logged in to update the calendar, so your new name is now Calendar User. Frank/Stanley/Calendar User and I talked about Shasta, and I was initially worried about the early season timing and cold temperatures, but as long as everyone has good winter gear we should be OK. I agree Ranier would need a guide service, which isn’t necessarily out of the question IMO. If we did Shasta we could Ski down…but that’s more weight to haul up, and not everyone has skiis. -Tim

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