This weekend we’ve had some interested activity on Mt. Shasta. With the warm temperatures we had on Saturday and the drought conditons, the lower part of the Konwakiton Glacier blew out and created this mudflow.
It’s a pretty muddy mess. This is along Forest Service Rd 31. This is the location were the Mud Creek Diversion Structure is located.
This dam was built back in the twenties to divert the water. It’s gushing!
It’s filled with glacier silt, debris and large rocks.
We decided to cross the mudflow and let me just say, “it’s muddy”!
And this is where it all started…the Konwakiton Glacier. Konwakiton means Muddy. Very appropriate.
My friend Steve Lewis went up on Saturday afternoon when it started and got some video~
Photo by Steve Lewis