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Beautiful Weekend on Mt. Shasta and Recent Avalanche Activity!

We are getting our winter a little early!

Ahhh...I'm in heaven!

Ahhh…I’m in heaven!

We have a solid base snow pack and nice coverage out of the last storm with a good 3-4 feet plus.

Avalanche Gulch~Avalanche Activity

Avalanche Gulch~Avalanche Activity

There was a natural avalanche that occurred with all the new snow we received.

Wow!

Wow!

The last time there was an avalanche like this was 1996~Very Impressive!

More information about avalanches~Check out http://shastaavalanche.org/#null

Don't Forget Your Shovel!

Don’t Forget Your Shovel!

With winter conditions, it’s important to always be prepared!

Early Morning Sunrise.

Early Morning Sunrise.

Here’s what is happening with the weather this week on the mountain~

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.38814294931545&lon=-122.21809387207031&site=mfr&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text#.VI7v8smgt9E

Have a great week!

Nice Blanket of Snow Mt. Shasta and More on the WAY~ Mt. Shasta Greeting Cards Now Available!

This past week we’ve received a good foot of snow and lots of rain!

A little bit of sunshine peaking out!

A little bit of sunshine peaking out!

Good snow up high!

Sierra Club Cabin

Sierra Club Cabin at 7,900 ft.

From the inside out~Mt. Shasta’s Magical Cabin!

Skinning on Broadway!

Skinning on Broadway!

Nice base so far with colder storms on the way!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.38814294931545&lon=-122.21809387207031&site=mfr&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text#.VINFYWerCuk

LIMITED TIME OFFER ON MT. SHASTA GREETING CARDS!

Mt. Shasta's Green Butte Ridge

Mt. Shasta’s Green Butte Ridge

Inside greeting~May the magic and wonder of the Season fill your heart and home.

View of Mt. Shasta from Mt. Eddy

View of Mt. Shasta from Mt. Eddy.

Inside greeting~Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!

Mt. Shasta's Lenticular Cloud.

Mt. Shasta’s Lenticular Cloud.

Inside greeting~May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year!

Avalanche Gulch, Mt. Shasta

Avalanche Gulch, Mt. Shasta

Inside greeting~May the spirit of the season…Last all year long!

Panther Meadows, Mt. Shasta

Panther Meadows, Mt. Shasta

Inside greeting~Warm winter wishes for an enchanted holiday season.

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It’s Snowing on Mt. Shasta!!!

We are getting what we’ve been hoping for~SNOW!

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Nice…

We’ve received a few inches so far and more to come!

Bunny Flat 6,950 Ft.

Bunny Flat 6,950 Ft.

Enough snow to skin up the road to the Old Ski Bowl.

1st tracks of the season!

1st tracks of the season!

Looks like more snow is on its way~

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.38814294931545&lon=-122.21809387207031&site=mfr&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text#.VG5MHmerCuk

I’ll post updates as the snow falls!

Have a great weekend!

Current Conditions on Mt. Shasta…

The gate is now closed at Bunny Flat.

End of the road.

End of the road.

I was hoping to ski up the road this morning. We still need a bit more snow.

Early Morning~Bunny Flat

Early Morning~Bunny Flat

It’s a good start~Keep it coming!

Clouds Breaking Up.

After the storm.

Looks like cooler temperatures next week.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.38814294931545&lon=-122.21809387207031&site=mfr&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text#.VFUMTWerCuk

Time to start doing the “SNOW DANCE”!

Visiting My Sister & Family in Vancouver, Canada

This past weekend I took the Amtrak train up to visit my sister and family.

Autumn Colors in Beautiful Vancouver, Canada

They live in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver Canada.

It is a very pretty and clean city. The public transit is excellent!

Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

We went to this incredible cool place filled with lots of nature!

This suspension bridge is 450 ft. long and 230 ft. high. Reassuringly wobbly since 1889!

West Coast Rainforest Ecosystem

Very lush!

West Coast Rainforest Ecosystem.

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Very Coniferous with Douglas Firs and Western Hemlocks.

We walked through 1300 Year-Old Growth Douglas Fir.

http://www.capbridge.com/

Stanley Park

Stanley Park

We checked out Stanley Park known as Vancouver’s urban oasis and one of the top city parks in North America. It is a 1,001-acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver and is almost entirely surrounded by waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Coastline View

Coastline View

Driving Through the City

Driving Through the City

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Crossing the Bridge

Canadian Flag

Canadian Flag

Thank you Patti, Chris, Adam, Ryan and Lucas oh yeah…and Taki for a great trip!

and what’s happening on Mt. Shasta…

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Taken from Amtrak Train, Early Morning

We’ve received snow on the higher elevations of Mt. Shasta and more to come!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.38814294931545&lon=-122.21809387207031&site=mfr&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text#.VEhd11eYWuk

Enjoy the weather!

Southgate Trail (via) Mud Creek Canyon Rim Hike

Before the gate closes on Everitt Memorial Highway at Bunny Flat (Nov. 1), Gerald and I decided to go check out Mud Creek Canyon from Southgate Trail.

Early morning start...

Early morning start…

We started early morning from the Southgate trail head.

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Along the ridge.

We started scrambling up the rocks for these views!

View of Konwakiton Glacier

View of Konwakiton Glacier

We hiked or should I say rock scrambled up to Mud Creek Canyon Rim.

Konwakiton Falls

Konwakiton Falls

These falls are runoff from the upper snowfield.

Lower Konwakiton Glacier and Falls.

Lower Konwakiton Glacier and Falls.

Looks like we are going to be getting cooler weather and SNOW (on the mountain) this week~http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.38814294931545&lon=-122.21809387207031&site=mfr&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text#.VDvv9VeYWuk

Have a good one!

Touring with M & M Tours

This has been a great weekend showing around the Chinese Group brought here by M & M Tours, Inc.

Having fun on Mt. Shasta!

Having fun on Mt. Shasta!

This group is from Malan, China. I’ve learned a few interesting things about their culture. How to say “Hello and Good Night” and that their country has over 2,000 dialects. They are very friendly, kind, polite and love MT. SHASTA.

M & M Tour Bus with Micheal the Tour Director.

M & M Tour Bus with Micheal the Tour Director.

Castle Lake

Castle Lake

We had spectacular weather Saturday morning at Castle Lake.

The Teacher...

The Teacher…

This group did silent meditations throughout the tour and was led by this man.

Listening to the music of the flow.

Lower McCloud Falls

Listening to the music of the flow.

Lovin It!

Lovin Life!

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A Rainbow Group!

What a great group!

Hope to see you back here again and save travels!

Konwakiton Glacier Mudflow on Mt. Shasta!

This weekend we’ve had some interested activity on Mt. Shasta. With the warm temperatures we had on Saturday and the drought conditons, the lower part of the Konwakiton Glacier blew out and created this mudflow.

The end of the road...

The end of the road…

It’s a pretty muddy mess. This is along Forest Service Rd 31. This is the location were the Mud Creek Diversion Structure is located.

Mud Creek Dam

Mud Creek Dam

This dam was built back in the twenties to divert the water. It’s gushing!

Mud Creek Culvert

Mud Creek Culvert

It’s filled with glacier silt, debris and large rocks.

Crossing the flow!

Crossing the flow!

We decided to cross the mudflow and let me just say, “it’s muddy”!

Konwakiton Glacier

Konwakiton Glacier

And this is where it all started…the Konwakiton Glacier. Konwakiton means Muddy. Very appropriate.

My friend Steve Lewis went up on Saturday afternoon when it started and got some video~

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10202933449364319&set=vb.1445779123&type=2&theater

Lower Part of Konwakiton

Lower Part of Konwakiton

Photo by Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis went up on the mountain to see what really happened.
With all the rumors and news media suggesting a glacier broke off of Mt. Shasta, I just could not accept that. It would be cool to photograph but I knew it had to be a “Glacial Dam” blowout and I knew the exact location it had to be so today, I climbed to appx 12,500ft to the head of Upper Mud Creek Canyon and sure enough it was a blowout in the channel below Konwakiton and Mud Creek Glaciers. Like a detective at a crime scene, it was clearly obvious and so I can assure everyone there was NOT a broke off piece of glacier, not even an ice chip had broken. There is some old glacial ice in the channel but not connected to any glacier. The media went wild, oh my! I have many new photos on my personal FB page for those that have an interest…Thanks Steve!
Bluey loving it!

Bluey loving it!

Looks like we will be getting cooler temperatures with a chance of rain~

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mount+Shasta&state=CA&site=MFR&lat=41.3181&lon=-122.32#.VCAp-leYWuk

Have a great week!

Medicine Lake Highlands Area

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Mt. Shasta in the distance.

This area east of Mt. Shasta is one of the most diverse and least visited volcanoes in California. It is actually the largest volcano (in total area) within California known as a Hawaiian Type Shield Volcano.

Paint Pot Crater

Paint Pot Crater

This cinder cone is composed of pumice and red and black cinders. These type of cones were formed by gaseous, explosive eruptions in chich cinders piled up around the opening.

Seasonal Pond

Seasonal Pond, Pumice Stone Mountain

Nice views of Pumice Stone Mountain, a cinder cone with a deep layer of pumice. This seasonal pond is often a favorite hangout for wildlife.

Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout

Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout

This cinder cone volcano offers incredible views of the entire Medicine Lake Highlands area. Interested in renting this for the night~http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_008296.pdf

Enjoying the moment!

Enjoying the moment!

A Medicine Circle on Little Mt. Hoffman.

Little Medicine Lake

Little Medicine Lake

This is lovely little lake is adjacent to Medicine Lake. The lake partially fills the caldera which was formed when the Medicine Lake Volcano Collapsed. There’s a nice picnic area, boat launch and campgrounds. Check out my book, “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun” for more…

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Nice…

Just like a painting.

Glass Mountain

Glass Mountain

This is the youngest volcanic flow in the area. It is known to many Native American tribes for its obsidian, a volcanic black glass which was used for spear and arrow points.

Me

Feeling Free!

I love this area. It’s so mystical! Wanna go on a tour~give me a call!

530-926-3250.

Have a great week!

What’s Happening on Mt. Shasta???

The past couple weeks it’s been on and off smokey from the surrounding fires. Fortunately, there are no fires very close.

Taken from Weed, Ca.

Taken from Weed, Ca.

and on the mountain…

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The Old Ski Bowl, Mt. Shasta

Lately we’ve had a nice cloud cover keeping the temperatures cool. Looks like temps will warm up and Sunny!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-122.31594&lat=41.32007#.U-zYSaNAeYg

Slivery Lupine Blooming!

Slivery Lupine Blooming!

You can see these lupines along the Everitt Memorial Highway between Panther Meadows and the Old Ski Bowl.

Interesting Red Rocks & Ferns

Interesting Red Rocks & Ferns

There’s a lot of interesting hidden places on the mountain. Wanna learn more…Come on a tour! Give me a call at 530-926-3250.

Have a great weekend!

Mt. Shasta’s Beautiful Lenticular Clouds!

WILDFLOWER ALERT for JULY 26, 2014

Panther Meadows Wildflower Show!

Panther Meadows Wildflower Show!

This week has been nice and cool with the mountain showing off!

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Ahhh…

I just love Mt. Shasta’s Lenticular Clouds.  These are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form in the troposphere, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction.

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Landing zone…

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My favorite!

Stay tune…these photos and more will be for sale as greeting cards soon!

Looks like we are going to have a nice weekend~

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mount+Shasta&state=CA&site=MFR&lat=41.3181&lon=-122.32#.U9EhnqOvCuk

Have a good one!

Mt. Shasta’s Southeast Side & HOT TEMPERATURES!

This past weekend my friend Bart and I climbed the Clear Creek route located on the southeast side of Mt. Shasta.

Super Full Moon

Super Full Moon

It was a beautiful moon set and sunrise along the Clear Creek trail.

Early Morning Sunrise

Early Morning Sunrise

Conditions for climbing were looking good until…

Lenticular Coverage

The Abyss

This lenticular cloud even though very beautiful told us there was a possibility we weren’t going to summit but gave it our best anyways.

11,000 ft. and climbing

11,000 ft. and Climbing

Bart taking a break.

Konwakiton Glacier

Konwakiton Glacier

I love this glacier!

Konwakiton is a Wintun word meaning “Muddy”.

Mushroom Rock

Mushroom Rock

This is almost at 13,000 ft. We made the decision to turn back because of the weather. It was very windy and cloudy and white out conditions all morning.  Of course when we got down in the late afternoon, it cleared up.

From the air...

From the air…

My friend Vikas Kapur was flying over Mt. Shasta the same time we were climbing. He took this awesome picture of the mountain.

We are in for HOT temperatures this week~

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mount+Shasta&state=CA&site=MFR&lat=41.3181&lon=-122.32#.U8Pm30CvCuk

Stay cool, hydrated and have a great week!

Mt. Shasta’s 4th of July!

Come one, come all to our famous 4th of July here in Mt. Shasta!

4th of July Fun Run!

4th of July Fun Run!

Mt. Shasta’s 4th of July Celebration started back in 1888 and the tradition continues!

Here are the list of events~http://mtshastachamber.com/chamber/4thofjulyschedule2014.pdf

Upper Caldwell Lake

Upper Caldwell Lake

The hiking right now is spectacular with the wildflowers and the beautiful greenery.

I will be offering  day hikes July 4,5 and 6th. Call for more details~530-926-3250.

View of Mt. Shasta

View of Mt. Shasta

Summer is here~

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mount+Shasta&state=CA&site=MFR&lat=41.3181&lon=-122.32#.U7GZnkCvCuk

Have a great week and 4th of July weekend!