After not even attempting Mt. Hood due to weather Matt, John and I had about a 4-5 day window of time during the middle of spring break to attempt Mt. Shasta via Cassaval Ridge. Cassaval Ridge is a more technical and more aesthetic line up the Mountain then Avalanche Gulch which we had all completed before. Unfortunately both attempts were thwarted due to weather. The first one due to deep unconsolidated snow, and the second due to high winds. We will certainly return to attempt this route as it is only four hours north of Berkeley.