About Robin

Robin Kohn is the author of the Mount Shasta Guide to Fun. She is a mountain and backcountry guide and a step-on guide for bus and private scenic tours throughout the Mt. Shasta area.

July has been sizzling and fun so far!

The weather has been great with nice warm temperatures and clear blue skies!

Sand Flat, Mt. Shasta

Most of the snow has melted on the lower slopes of Mt. Shasta. The Sand Flat loop isn’t passable yet but can drive in through Lower Sand Flat. The county says the gate at Bunny Flat will be open on July 21st to the end of the road~The Old Ski Bowl. Will keep you posted.

Middle McCloud Falls, McCloud

I was giving a tour this day and the light was shining through!

Many people come up to Mt. Shasta to see and feel the beauty, sacredness and silence that can be experienced.

Mt. Shasta sacred site

This unique rock outcropping is located on the lower slopes of Mt. Shasta.

Many come to mediate and pray here amongst the beautiful Shasta Red Firs.

Touring with the Velasco Family.

I had a great time showing the Velasco Family around the beautiful Mt. Shasta area!

Wildflower Galore!

Meadows full of wildflowers are spectacular right now.

I did a hiking tour with two lovely women mother and daughter from Japan.

We hiked to Lower, Middle and Upper Deadfall Lakes.

Naomi enjoying taking pictures.

Middle Deadfall Lake

Yukari enjoying the scenery.

Gumboot Lake

Many of the lakes are snow free now and accessible.

Come on up and enjoying the cool breeze of lakes, waterfalls and beautiful Mt. Shasta.

Current Conditions on Mt. Shasta & Latest Wildflower Report!

The mountain is still in prime condition for climbing and skiing! Last week we received over a foot of snow up high making conditions very good and continue through June.

Bunny Flat 6/16/2017

There is still snow at Bunny Flat. It’s melting but still good for skiing.

Avalanche Gulch

See all the climbers heading up Climber’s Gully up to Helen Lake. I took this picture Friday afternoon…and this is before the major crowds!

Bunny Flat Parking

For all you heading up over the weekend, limited parking. Plan ahead!

It’s already filling up for Friday Afternoon.

and the latest wildflower report…

Western Azaleas

These are just starting to bloom! Found them around 4,500 ft. in the Castle Lake area.

Rare Phantom Orchid

This unique orchid is in bloom right now and only grows in certain areas. Wanna see it, come on a tour!

Rock Penstemon

This is blooming on the lower slopes of Mt. Shasta.

Castle Lake

Castle Lake is melted out and ready for full on fun!

Until next time…Have a good one!