Mt. Shasta’s Southeast Side & HOT TEMPERATURES!

This past weekend my friend Bart and I climbed the Clear Creek route located on the southeast side of Mt. Shasta.

Super Full Moon

Super Full Moon

It was a beautiful moon set and sunrise along the Clear Creek trail.

Early Morning Sunrise

Early Morning Sunrise

Conditions for climbing were looking good until…

Lenticular Coverage

The Abyss

This lenticular cloud even though very beautiful told us there was a possibility we weren’t going to summit but gave it our best anyways.

11,000 ft. and climbing

11,000 ft. and Climbing

Bart taking a break.

Konwakiton Glacier

Konwakiton Glacier

I love this glacier!

Konwakiton is a Wintun word meaning “Muddy”.

Mushroom Rock

Mushroom Rock

This is almost at 13,000 ft. We made the decision to turn back because of the weather. It was very windy and cloudy and white out conditions all morning.  Of course when we got down in the late afternoon, it cleared up.

From the air...

From the air…

My friend Vikas Kapur was flying over Mt. Shasta the same time we were climbing. He took this awesome picture of the mountain.

We are in for HOT temperatures this week~

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mount+Shasta&state=CA&site=MFR&lat=41.3181&lon=-122.32#.U8Pm30CvCuk

Stay cool, hydrated and have a great week!

Mt. Shasta’s Hopping with Fun Things to Do!

This month has proven to be the tourism dream month!

On the mountain

 Wildflowers Off the Chart!!!

McCloud Falls

Waterfalls are flowing~

What something refreshing…take a dip!

Mud and Debris Flows on Mt. Shasta

How about some history and geology?

The Sisson Museum offers local history, geology, interesting exhibits and much more.

http://mtshastamuseum.com/

Still wanna climb Mt. Shasta or How about Mt. Whitney?

Dates available for Clear Creek Route(Beginner’s Route) Aug. 25-26, Sept. 8-9, Sept 15-16 Cost is $485.00 per person

Dates available for Hotlum/Bolam Route(Intermediate Route) Sept. 1-3, Sept. 24-26, Oct. 5-7 Cost is $645.00

Practicing on the Hotlum Glacier. Photo by Arean Ellis.

ALERT!!!

3 DAY CREVASSE RESCUE & GLACIER COURSE ON MT. SHASTA SPECIAL!

Dates available Aug. 24-26, Sept. 1-3, Sept. 11-13, Sept. 21-23, Oct. 5-7

COST IS $395.00($200.00 OFF.)

and

MT. WHITNEY3-DAY CLIMB SPECIAL

Aug. 28-30, Sept. 13-15, Sept. 22-24, Sept. 28-30, Oct. 2-4, Oct. 6-8 These are filling fast!

COST IS $595.00($130.00 OFF.)

CALL ME FOR MORE DETAILS 530-926-3250

Castle Crags Wilderness

Wanna go on a guided day hike or scenic tour~Give me a call at 530-926-3250

http://mountshastaguide.com/tours-clinics/

Have a great week!