Mt. Shasta’s Shastina and Lake McCloud

This week has been a little bit of everything. We got 10-12 inches of fresh snow, hurricane winds to spring corn conditions.

Shastina's High Winds

Shastina is Mt. Shasta’s smaller cone. It is 12,330 ft. with a crater that’s a 1/2 mile in diameter and 300 ft. deep. It is a great climb during the summer and fall months. Hiking to Hidden Valley gives great views of this area-description in “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun” Book. Continue up Cascade Gulch to Shastina requires more technical skills. This picture was taken Tuesday a very hurricane windy day. I skinned up to treeline and had to brace myself from getting blown over.

McCloud Lake (Reservoir)

Took a ride over to McCloud and drove down Squaw Valley Creek Rd to check out the lake. It’s full and ready for boating.

Scenery Along Squaw Valley Road

Beautiful scenery along the road with Mt. Shasta’s East side in the background. This road makes for a great bike ride. 10 miles each way with stops along the way like…

Beaver Pond

This area was the former site of the Warmcastle Resort and soda springs. The resort was built in 1886 and disappeared after the McCloud River Lumber Company moved to McCloud. After many years the spring was restored back to its original state. In the 1940’s, beaver were reintroduced to the area.

Mount Shasta-Avalanche Gulch

Took this picture this morning (Friday). With the winds we’ve had, created wind scoured snow in many places. Did find some good corn and smooth areas lower down. Looks like once again unsettled weather approaching. Possible thunderstorms and lightning on the mountain. Maybe some more snow Monday into Tuesday. That will be good to fill in the Satrugi!

Avalanches are a concern. One released on Tuesday in SunBowl. Be safe and prepared.

As Always, Have a Great Weekend!

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