Do I need a map and compass on Mt Shasta?
The main route from Bunny Flat to the Summit is well traveled.
On a typical June or July weekend there are so many people
going up and down the mountain that you really don't need
anything to follow the trail. The only tricky part at all
is through the woods from Bunny Flat to Horse Camp and it
is pretty well marked even if you were to loose sight of
others. Once you're past Horse Camp the trail is pretty much
confined by Casaval Ridge on the left and Middle Moraines on
the right. Again, there will be a number of other people
on the trail and so you won't be stranded no matter what you do.
You may choose to bring along a map, altimeter, and compass
so that you can track your progress and/or help identify other
features nearby. But, in general, you shouldn't need them
to keep from getting lost.
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