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

Cooler Temps Ahead~Great Hiking and Exploring Time!

My friend Steve and I went over to Ash Creek Falls on the Eastside of Mt. Shasta.

Ash Creek Falls a Flowing!

Ash Creek Falls a Flowing!

This beautiful waterfall is located over on the east side of Mt. Shasta. It can either be reached by going over to the Brewer Creek Trailhead and traversing over or following a bunch of logging roads and hoping for the best!

A Close Up!

A Close Up!

Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis

Steve and I have been good friends for over 20 years. He is the author to the first edition of Climbing Mt. Shasta and a avid hiker and snowshoer on Mt. Shasta.

Entrance into the mountain or

This interested small cave into these rocks are where the petroglyphs are located.

and maybe one of the entrances into Mt. Shasta!!!

Petroglyphs...

Petroglyphs…

This rock holding sacred petroglyphs on the mountain is a very special area. It was shown to me many years ago and I was told it holds three generations of carvings from one of the local Native American Tribes of this area.

Hotlum/Wintun Ridge

Hotlum/Wintun Ridge

Here’s looking at the east side of Mt. Shasta. On the right is the Hotlum (steep) Glacier and on the left is the Wintun Glacier (named after the Wintu Native American Tribe.

Weather is definitely going to start cooling down this week with maybe even a few sprinkles!

Have a great week!