Smokey to Rain has been September’s Weather in Mount Shasta!

I pretty much hunkered down the first half of September.

A Breath of Fresh Air!

There were a couple days I found a breath of fresh air on the mountain. Who would think on this day it was so smokey at the lower elevations, that the mountain wasn’t even viewable.

Like Heaven…

This is one of my favorite places on Mt. Shasta…and I wasn’t disappointed!

Beautiful Blue Skies!

We had a blue bird weekend with smokeless skies and nice weather. Looks like cooler weather is moving in throughout the week~http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.31&lon=-122.29#.Wbf9K8aZOi4

Now is a great time to go on a tour or hike!

Call or text me at 530-926-3250 or email robin@mountshastaguide.com

Mt. Shasta August Days…

August has brought some smokey days, blue-bird days and FUN DAYS!

August summer day on the east side!

I’ve found myself spending a lot of time over on the east side of Mt. Shasta~

Clear Creek Route

This picture shows current conditions on the  Clear Creek route. This route is known as the least technical climbing route on the mountain.

Yep…Pine Martin

I saw this little guy and quickly put on my telephoto lens.

Mountain Heather in bloom

Mountain Heather is found on the mountain around 7,000-8,000 ft.

It is a very fragile flora and requires delicate walking when in these areas.

Lupines starting to go off!

Looking at the Hotlum/Wintun Route with the lupines and Brewer Creek in the foreground.

Ash Creek Falls

These waterfalls are a fun cross-country trek on the east side of Mt. Shasta.

and here’s what is happening on the south side…

Bunny Flat, Mt. Shasta

This is Bunny Flat Meadows with the lupines and rabbitbrush going off!

Upper Panther Meadows, Mt. Shasta

The wildflowers are just starting to awaken!

It will probably be at its peak in the next couple weeks.

The Old Ski Bowl, Mt. Shasta

There is still quite a bit of snow for late August. I walked up to the snow at 8,300ft. If your looking to play in the snow, we got it!

Wanna go on a tour, call, text or email me at 530-926-3250 or robin@mountshastaguide.com

Current Conditions on Mt. Shasta!

This is the latest date August 8, 2017 the Everitt Memorial Highway to the Old Ski Bowl is finally open!

Old Ski Bowl

There is still quite a bit of snow for August. Usually the road opens up by July 1 but not the case with the epic snow year we’ve had!

Seasonal Waterfall Runoff

 It’s a short hike from the upper parking lot at the Old Ski Bowl. Look over towards Green Butte Vent and you will see this waterfall.

Western Pasque

I love these. When they first wake up from the last snow melt, they look like a sunny-side up egg flower. Then they go into their seed stage and look like the Dr. Suess Flower.

Lupines are starting to bloom

One of my favorite places off of the Everitt Memorial Highway.

Love…

Thinking about going on a tour and exploring Mt. Shasta, give me a call, email or text!

530-926-3250 or robin@mountshastaguide.com

Have a great one!

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!

A Welcoming June in Mt. Shasta!

Summer is very near with sunny and warm temperatures so far!

The month of May had some nice offerings too~

Early Morning~The beginning of May.

This season we are above the normal snow average. It’s been a great season and continues. There is still 5-10 feet of snow at and above 8,000 ft.

Great climbing and skiing 9,000 ft. and above!

Burstarse Falls~Castle Crags Wilderness

This beautiful waterfall is a nice hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. The last section down to the falls is a bit challenging but worth it!

For directions and more information, check out my book, “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun”.

Castle Lake

Now Castle Lake is completely melted out. There is still snow up higher but not for long!

Greenhorn Park~Yreka

Lupines going off! I took this picture in mid-May. Information and directions to this park is in my book,   “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun”.

Looking for a spiritual awakening…

Come on one of my sacred site tours~http://mountshastaguide.com/tours-clinics/spiritual-sacred-site-tours/

Mt. Shasta’s Magical Northside!

I love this side of the mountain especially skiing it!

Skinning up for a great ski down!

You can now drive to the trailhead and have to walk up a little ways before reaching snow.

Mt. McLoughlin, Southern Oregon

The Cascades are going off~My nephew from New Hampshire came to the Pacific Northwest to ski the volcanoes!

My nephew Corey on top of Mt. Shasta!

Starting off June at Lassen Volcanic National Park skiing with my nephew Corey~

Spring Skinning!

A Celebration Beer with my nephew!

Looking for Summer…

I took this picture of a marmot on the slopes of Lassen.

Have a good one and until next time…

Have fun!

Happy May~Spring has Sprung!!!

What a spring it’s been so far!

We’ve had a little bit of everything~Here’s a few pictures from April…

Castle Lake Road

The first couple weeks in April, we received a bit of SNOW!

Middle Peak, Castle Lake

Faery Falls, Mt. Shasta

This high energy spot is one of the special places in our area. Check out my newly printed 2nd Edition with directions and information about Ney Springs and Faery Falls.

Top of Broadway, Mt. Shasta 9,400 ft.

Spring Chowder Powder!

Black Butte, Mt. Shasta

A Break in the Storm~up the ridge.

Mt. Shasta Alpenglow

and to end the month off right…

Lassen Peak Northside~The Devastated Area

It’s going off~Great Corn!

Mt. Shasta in the distance.

Manzanita Lake, Lassen Peak Reflection

May looks to be a great month with mostly warm temperatures.

I’m booking tours now for the summer months. Give me a call at 530-926-3250 or email at robin@mountshastaguide.com for more information.

Have a great one!

Spring, Winter, Spring, Winter…

That’s what the month of March has been!

Castle Lake Area

There have been quite a few beautiful spring days.

Along Green Butte Ridge.

Right after the spring storm!

Right during a storm!

The end of March.

and what’s the skiing been like~

Spring corn!

to

Powder~Chowder!

Looks like April will start off with sunny skies and more rain/snow next week`

http://www.shastaavalanche.org/weather/forecasts/current-bunnyflat

Me & Bluey

Interested in going on a ski or snowshoe tour?

Call me at 530-926-3250 or email robin@mountshastaguide.com

Latest Conditions on Mt. Shasta~Powder!!!

With all the snow we’ve been receiving this past week, skiing has been awesome!

Avalanche Gulch filled with snow.

At 8,000 ft. there is 16 feet of snow and more up high~The snow will be lasting for awhile.

What is that sticking out of the snow?

This is the composting toilet up at Horse Camp also known as the Sierra Club Cabin. It may be a long time before this toilet is used again!

Looking into Avalanche Gulch.

Notice the snow blowing in the wind. It’s all happening.

Wanna go on a tour~ give me a call or email at 530-926-3250 or robin@mountshastaguide.com

Pluto Cave

This is one of those special places here in Siskiyou County. Wanna learn more?

Check out my newly printed 2nd Edition of “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun“.

Have a great week everyone!

Update on Road Conditions

The road is now open!!!

The county’s update as of 1/30/2017 regarding the status of the Everitt Memorial Highway (mtn road) and Castle Lake roads.

They are still using both of their rotaries in the residential and outlying areas probably for at least another 10 days to two weeks. After that they can get started. They did punch a single lane on the Castle Lake road up to Methodist Camp to get those folks out, but the road remains gated at the bottom and the Everitt Memorial Highway is gated at McBride.

Lower Slopes on Mt. Shasta

There are still many places to get out and have snow fun!

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