Mt. Shasta Fun and More…

It has been a busy week for me starting off with driving to San Francisco!

San Francisco!

San Francisco!

Yes…it was a marathon week driving to and from San Francisco in one day and twice in one week!

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Only in San Francisco…love it!

The advantages of getting stuck in S.F. traffic!

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

Back on the home front…These geese were honking away!

Did you know The “giant” Canada Goose, Branta canadensis maxima, bred from central Manitoba to Kentucky but was nearly driven extinct in the early 1900s. Programs to reestablish the subspecies to its original range were in many places so successful that the geese have become a nuisance in many urban and suburban areas.

Castle Crags Overlook, Castle Crags State Park

Castle Crags Overlook, Castle Crags State Park

Now is a great time to visit beautiful Castle Crags.

There are many trails and a short paved path to Castle Crags overlook. For more information, check out my book, “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun.”

The Lady on the Mountain

The Lady on the Mountain

I love this view point of Mt. Shasta taken from the Castle Crags Lookout. See the Lady on the Mountain? Look at the next picture for a sketching of it.

The Lady on The Mountain

The Lady on The Mountain

Sunday’s Ski Adventure…

Mt. Shasta's East Side!

Mt. Shasta’s East Side~The Hotlum/Wintun!

The last day of last week Sunday was rewarding with a ski over on the east side of Mt. Shasta.

We were able to drive within a 1/2 mile or so to the Brewer Creek trail head. The walk up to snow was only 15 minutes up the drainage.

Rough Snow Surface

Rough Snow Surface

To our disappointment the snow surface was not smooth. As Gerald Spini says, “as rough as a cobb”. Lower down it was better but sticky.

Guess Who???

Guess Who???

Ski season is melting away. It’s time to start thinking about hiking!

Have a great week everyone!

Comments

  1. jibmaster says:

    Nice!
    How’s all that snow that’s falling right now?
    Let us know how much.
    Thanx!

  2. tim parker says:

    Hey! Thanx so much for posting ,the conditions at brewer creek. Its seems quite similar to last year ,with access and conditions.(perhaps not as good surface conditions ,lower down) But as the other posting asks ,please do let us know if this weeks snow improves the surface and actually adds significantly to the snowpack! Thinking wintun route and ski last week of may. Hoping its as good as last year,same week! Thanx again

  3. I went up today. It was nice and smooth on Broadway. We had to hike up the ridge to 8,000 ft. before reaching snow. We skinned to 9,400ft. It was a smooth ski on Broadway and then we dropped into avy gulch. Skied half way down and had to walk the rest. It is good up high in the gulch especially after a little new snow and more to come.
    If I head back over to Brewer Creek, I’ll report.

    Cheers!
    Robin

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