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This last storm brought miles of smiles with close to foot of fresh powder!
We’ve received between 6 inches to over a foot of snow in some places from this storm. Enough to Have FUN!
There are still lots of rocks and debris. Be careful out there.
We still need lots of snow but this is a good start. Looks like next week may bring more snow~http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.386528780010735&lon=-122.21843719482422#.UqUGmyemYyd
Keep doing the “Snow Dance”!
Have a great week!
Have a fun and happy Thanksgiving!
Snow is in the forecast~
This week we’ve been lucky…
First ski tour this season.
Sunny skies for the next few days.
We still need to do the snow dance!!!
Have a good one!
Fantastic Photography Weather!
It’s a beautiful time to take pictures. Interested in a photo tour. Call me at 530-926-3250.
More pictures of Castle Crags State Park, Castella, CA.
Sunday my friend Gerald and I took a hike to the Bear Wallows.
Definition~a declivity or sink in the ground made or capable of having been made by bears.
We saw bear prints in this pool. I look forward to going back in the early summer when the wildflowers bloom and the wildlife awaken!
Gerald holding up this beautiful old growth.
Thanks for a great day!
More pics from Around the Mountain Tour~
Looks like nice weather for this Veteran’s Weekend~
Have a great weekend!
The weather lately has been…
McCloud is a fun town to visit and has a population of 1500 people and 255 dogs. Wanna know more…check out the http://www.themccloudblog.com/
This beaver pond is located along Squaw Valley Road in McCloud. Originally this was the site of the Warmcastle Resort and soda springs. The resort was built in 1886 and was the first in the area. Soda Springs was reported to cure many illnesses from the pure spring water if offered. What to learn more…take a tour!
The McCloud Falls are one of the crown jewels of the Mt. Shasta area and now is a good time to check them out!
Weather on the horizon…beautiful!
Have a great week & weekend!
October is one of my favorite months with the beautiful fall colors, Indian Summer temperatures to a tease of early snow fall.
This week a couple friends and I took a drive over to the Burney Falls area located in the northeast part of California. This area is filled with interested history, geology, lots of fun recreation and movie trivia!
This bridge originally known as the “Lake Britton Bridge” was used in the famous scene from the movie “Stand By Me”. It is no longer used and all the tracks have been removed. It’s a bit scary to walk on. Take Caution!
This lake was formed by a dam in 1955 and manage by PG&E for hydroelectric energy and for recreation. It covers roughly seven miles of the Pit River’s Channel and can be accessed through McArthur-Burney Falls State Park.
Theodore Roosevelt called these falls, ” The Eighth Wonder of the World” with all it’s natural beauty. The falls are 129 ft. tall and flows at a 100 million gallons a day.
Burney Falls are fed from two sources-Burney Creek and underground springs.
Fly fishermen fish for rainbow, brook and brown trout on Burney Creek. The creek is rich with the larvae of stoneflies, mayflies and caddis flies, adding to its appeal for anglers who fish with barbless hooks.
The water emerging from the springs.
Who was Burney? Samuel Burney was a drifter from North Carolina who came to this area in 1859. Burney was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was working as caretaker when he was murdered by an angry band of Indians. Unbeknownst to him, his employer had treated many native women poorly, and their kin found a scapegoat for their vengeance.
At the foot of the falls is a deep, cold pool, a place of spiritual renewal for Native Americans from time immemorial. Descendants of the Ilmawi tribe continue to gather at the site to perform rituals in the spray of the falls. State Parks officials discourage but do not ban swimming in the pool, which is 22 feet deep and never warmer than 48 degrees.
Fall also brings incredible cloud formations.
Looks like nice cool weather throughout the week into the weekend. This is a great time to travel with the fall colors and no crowds. Looking for a guided tour or ideas on what to do…
Call me at 530-926-3250.
This weekend brought welcoming rain in town and snow on Mt. Shasta!
A few inches of wet snow.
and more on the way!
Happy Fall Equinox!
This summer was a big traveling adventure all through the southwest to incredible places, meeting lots of interesting people and doing new things!
Here are some pics~
Now I’m back in Mt. Shasta and it’s gorgeous!
Thinking about going for a hike…Check out my book, “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun” for great hikes on Mt. Shasta and beyond!
Beautiful weather right now. Come on up and enjoy the crystal clear waters in Mt. Shasta!
Gave a tour of the Mt. Shasta area to this lovely couple.
Wanna go on a scenic tour?
looking for the sacred sites on Mt. Shasta?
Give me a call!
Have a great week!
This week has been about…
at the world renowned San Diego Zoo!
and what’s happening in Mt. Shasta~
This past week has brought an amazing sky of action with lighting~
Still booking climbs for Mt. Shasta. Give me a call!
Have a great week!
It’s that time again…
Lots of fun activities planned for the 4th of July.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
This week has been nice with cool temperatures and unique cloudy skies.
Conditions on Avalanche Gulch are deteriorating. There are 17 routes on Mt. Shasta. Give me a call and help plan your climb on the best route for you!
Black Butte is a plug dome volcano meaning when the lava emerges from below but is too slow to move away, it builds up on itself and therefore seals the vent. This volcano was created during four separate eruption periods.
Summer always brings innate looking clouds!
I went hiking with a friend up the Wagon Creek Drainage over on the Klamath Mountain Range. Lots of wildflowers blooming.
It was a gorgeous day!
A lot of people climbed this day and were in that cloud.
It’s here and we are getting rain in town. The snow level on the mountain is pretty high and minimal accumulation. Looks like temps will be back up by this weekend~http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.31708154662973&lon=-122.3104476928711#.UcnItdgQNlM
Have a great week and weekend!
I’ve been traveling for the past couple weeks…
First stop~San Francisco
Next Stop~Benton Hot Springs
Next Stops~Zion and Bryce National Park
Next Stop~Monument Valley, Utah
Next Stop~The Grand Canyon
Please don’t feed the wildlife.
and what’s happening in Mt. Shasta…
Nice weather, good climbing and great fun!
Have a great week and stay tune for more adventures!
Come and join the fun at Dunsmuir Railroad Days!
June 7th & 8th
How about some fishing or hanging out at the Upper Sacramento River~
Check out Tauhindauli Park and enjoy the nice picnic tables and paved path along the river.
How about the fragrant smell of Lavender…
The Lavender Farms open June 15-August 4, 9am to 4pm daily.
A little bit of wind and snow flurries this week on Mt. Shasta.
Have a good one!