The weather has been wonderful!
Come enjoy Mt. Shasta before the snow falls. Hiking tours are still happening on Mt. Shasta and in the surrounding area.
Autumn is one of my most favorite times to get out! This is one of those hidden gems in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
I've been seeing lots of this around...Bear Scat! They are out and about. Please be Bear Aware and store your food, maintain your trash and respect all wildlife.
The weather is starting to cool down at night and hopefully the fires will start burning out too. We still are okay here in Mt. Shasta. Smokey on and off depending on the wind direction.
Tourist are here and enjoying all the unlimited recreation offered! Book a tour or buy my book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun" for all the fun you need!
On a tour with a wonderful family at Middle McCloud Falls!
We did get a few small fires out of this storm. The fire crews were right on it and got them contained.
Thank you to all the firefighters and personnel fighting all the fires!
The Sundew is rare to find. It is a insectivorous plant that traps insects with sweet drops of liquid excreted from the red hairy glands covering the leaf. it was recorded on Mt. Shasta in 1941.
BEAR UPDATE: Fowler’s Campground, on the Shasta McCloud Management Unit on the U.S. Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest, is closed until further notice due to an assertive black bear that continues to roam the campground. Forest Service employees plan to “deep clean” the campground in hopes of removing remnants of food smells, all trash, etc. to eradicate the temptations that kept the bear coming around.
Forest visitors please be BEAR AWARE! Help take proper steps to minimize bear encounters by doing the following:
Keep a clean campsite by properly disposing of food scraps and garbage at ALL times.
Never leave food or coolers unattended OR out in the open (i.e. on picnic tables).
Do not leave dog food out ever.
Store food and garbage inside a vehicle or camper trailer at all times.
Never store food or any smelly products inside your tent.
Memorial Weekend looks like it's going to be a very nice and warm weekend!
There are still openings for tours this weekend.
This is what Mt. Shasta loves to do...make Lenticular Clouds!
Lenticular clouds are stationary clouds that form mostly in the troposphere, typically in parallel alignment to the wind direction. They are often comparable in appearance to a lens or saucer.
These are my favorite of the orchids!
I stumbled upon these somewhere in the Mt. Shasta area. There are many wildflowers started to bloom. A guided tour is a great way to learn more
With all the snowmelt, the creeks and streams are in looking good!
These berries are part of the Greenleaf Manzanita Bushes that grow in this area. The berries are a good sign that bear activity is active...they love them!
Yep...this guy was posing for me.
The turkey vulture, also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard, and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John crow or carrion crow, is the most widespread of the New World vultures.
Not quite yet but it's sure starting to feel like it!
Last weekend we got fresh powder!
What a fun snowshoe tour with Bo and her family!
I'm the one on the left~Call or text now for a snowshoe tour!
I did a tour up to Right Peak this week. Looking across is Left Peak and frozen Castle Lake. Conditions can be tricky up higher with the icy conditions. Be careful if venturing out to the backcountry.
Get out and enjoy it!
It has been a great start so far...the roads up the mountain and Castle Lake are being worked on and will be opening soon!
The County has said that Everitt Memorial Highway up Mt. Shasta will be open at McBride Springs gate this Friday!
Now is a great time to go on a Snowshoe Tour!
The Five or Six Finger Avalanche located in the center lower part of the picture(coming down from the between Mt. Shasta and it's smaller cone Shastina) happened in 1995. It now makes for great ski runs. However, it is a long approach to get over there.
Black Butte is a very prominent landmark. It has interesting geology, history and hiking during the summer and fall months. My book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun", has lots more information.
Castle Lake Road is just starting to be plowed. It is said that it may be plowed to Methodist Camp over the weekend and to the lake by next week.
Have a great weekend!
Winter is finally here and more to come soon!
This is from the last storm. Nice coverage so far!
The magical cabin on Mt. Shasta!
Skiing is getting better. There are still rocks out there.
I took this picture last week. Now it's most likely frozen.
Snowshoeing is happening! Wanna go on a guided tour?
This past week we got snow and more to come! There isn't much yet but enough to get a track in.
This is the weather station located on Mt. Shasta. This is a great place to snowshoe. My book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun" has all the information and maps you need.
There are still lots of rocks, logs and debris out there. Be careful if you plan on venturing out.
I'm now offering snowshoe tours on Mt. Shasta!
Here's to the beginning of a good snowy season!
Autumn in Mt. Shasta is living up to its reputation this year!
This little pond is located in McCloud. Wanna learn more...check out my book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun".
McCloud Falls is a great place for fishing, swimming and just hanging out.
Railroad Park located in Castella is a great place to check out. Take in the breathtaking views of the backdrop of Castle Crags while enjoying nature at its finest.
Heart Lake is one of the jewels of the Mt. Shasta area. It's a 45 minute hike. For more information, check out my book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun".
This is one of my favorite spots to take pictures in McCloud~The Old Mill.
Now is a great time to come on a tour. Perfect weather with limited crowds...book now!
I hope everyone is doing okay during these difficult times. Here are a few pictures from the past couple weeks.
At this time, I'm not tour guiding until the "Shelter In Place" is lifted. I encourage everyone to stay close to home and enjoy your natural surroundings.
This is what Bunny Flat looks like. It's melting pretty fast for March.
Let's keep hoping for that March Miracle!
It will still be a while before the road melts out. It usually opens by July 1. This road makes for a nice snowshoe walk.
The snow surface is pretty good right now.
Wanna go on a spring snowshoe tour?
For all the Spring Skiers out there, it's good corn right now!