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!
It's been a great start with snow on the mountain, water filling the lakes and rivers, the City of Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir, Weed and McCloud buzzing with tourists!
Enjoying a sacred site/scenic tour of the beauty and sounds of Lower McCloud Falls.
Luciana loving Faery Falls on a Sacred/Scenic Tour.
First time snowshoers already getting hooked and talking about bringing the snowboard for the way down!
These two women are originally from Florida and are traveling nurses who wanted to check out snowshoeing on Mt. Shasta!
Yep...I needed a picture of me on snowshoes.
I will be gone from Jan 30 through Feb. 15 traveling in Hawaii!
The mountain showing off...I did a little bit of magic to this picture!
It looks like the weather is cooperating and more snow to come. The ski park will be open too(this Friday)!
Looking at Mt. Shasta Tuesday morning. A bit flat light, cold and windy. The snow on the lower slopes were surprisingly good!
Castle Lake is only partial frozen. There are a few areas that haven't froze. Be smart and don't walk out on the lake.
We still need more snow at the Castle Lake area for skiing!
It looks like we are going to have a spectacular Holiday Season with snow and fun, fun and more fun! Thinking about snowshoeing or going on a scenic tour~
Now's the time to book a tour!
Now is a great time to order my newest 2nd Edition, 2nd Printing book, "Mount Shasta Fun to Guide" as a great gift for the Holidays!
WE'VE BEEN GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING WITH THE COLORS CHANGING AND A TEASE OF SNOW FALLING!
This was on the last day of September. A nice welcoming to October.
Darmera peltata, it's scientific name is a flowering plant, the only species within the genus Darmera in the family Saxifragaceae. It is a slowly spreading rhizomatous perennial native to mountain streamsides in woodland in the western United States.
Indian rhubarb has stalks that are edible and often used in pies; its leaves are not edible.
Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Mt. Shasta. It looks like the weather is going to be nice for October!
There's actually quite a bit of snow in this one section of lower Avalanche Gulch. I would be surprised if it all melts out before the next snowfall.
I've been wondering about the trees. This was the worst section.
The mountain is so fragrant of coyote mint (pennyroyal) right now. It smells so refreshing and minty!
I love hiking to this area and seeing the variety of wildflowers. It's so colorful!