This side of Mount Shasta shows a lot of distinct features it offers. The summit of Mt. Shasta 14,179 feet is seen here. Learn more on a Scenic/Sacred Site Tour.
The spectacular pink Mountain Pride. Penstemon newberryi is a species of penstemon. It is native to the mountains of northern California including Mt. Shasta. It grows in rocky habitat, often at high elevations.
There are many sacred places on Mt. Shasta to take it all in!
This is growing on the trail to Pluto Cave.
Calochortus macrocarpus, also known as sagebrush mariposa lily, is a North American species of bulbous perennials in the lily family.
I went here with a friend of mine to check out the wildflowers and Pluto Cave. This is located on the Klamath National Forest. Permitted Guides aren't allowed to guide here. It is open to the public sunrise to sunset.
A great lunch spot!
I was guiding this group of women to all the sacred sites on Mt. Shasta and the surrounding area.
The summer has started out great so far...Perfect temperatures, snow's melting and wildflowers are blooming!
Many people come to the Mt. Shasta to explore the Spiritual Energy. Come experience it for yourself!
The Shasta Lily also known as the Washington Lily named after Martha Washington. It smells really good!
This area offers lots of history about the area. Come on a tour and learn more...
Come on my Deadfall Lakes/Mt. Eddy Tour to experience the most incredible display of wildflowers in our area. I offer this hike three Saturdays in August.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July Weekend!
The Latest out there~
I first decided to check out what's happening at Lake Siskiyou. The drive down North Shore Road is very pot holed-out! It is plowed but still very challenging. Wagon Creek Bridge looks inviting.
A little further south I decided to check out what's happening along Castle Creek Road located in the Castle Crags State Park area. The crags weren't showing in the clouds. This red barn has its own unique look. I love the oak trees around it. There is still lots of snow and the park itself is closed.
This waterfall is rockin! There is still snow on the trail but walkable. Learn more on a tour or my book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun".
The mountain road (Everitt Memorial Highway) and Castle Lake Road are still closed at the lower gates. There is no estimated time when they will open. We hope soon!
This mother and daughter from New Jersey had a great time on a tour playing in the snow!
Castle Lake gets snow. Not too much yet but making it very beautiful!
Horse Camp also known as the Sierra Club Cabin is located at 7,900ft. on Mt. Shasta. Try a guided snowshoe tour to the cabin.
The mountains are calling...are you listening?
Book a tour and have your own personal experience on Mt. Shasta!
These little beauties are located on Mt. Shasta around 6,400 ft. Now is a great time to go on a wildflower tour.
Bear Cabin(Squaw Valley Creek Trail) located in McCloud is a very lovely hike. Check out my book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun" for more information and directions.
These interesting wildflowers are along the in the McCloud area. I'm not sure what they are called~Do you?
Oregon Grapevine grows all throughout open forests. The berries are quite juicy and often used to make pies and jellies. It is also one of the most valuable herbs used for an antiseptic, laxative and stimulate.
The road that goes past Bunny Flat to the Old Ski Bowl is opening up June 30. Happy Summer!.
The weather has started off with a spring welcoming.
People want to get out and play!
Here are a few pictures from this week's tours.
Castle Lake is almost melted out. There are still patches of snow around and on the peaks and ridges. I had a fun tour with Matt and his wife on for her birthday.
Orbs...what? They're spirits of loved ones. Some believe and other believes other meanings! Photographers have known it caused by the backscatter of light by unfocused particles.
I'm not use to seeing this in April. Where's the snow...
Three fun days touring with these lovely women and Flora the dog!
My tours are dog friendly...Book now!
All three waterfalls are open and flowing. Learn more from my book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun".
Let's keep our fingers cross for more rain. It's in the forecast next week.
This is one of Mt. Shasta's beautiful Lenticular Clouds.
Lenticular clouds have been said to be mistaken for UFOs; as many of these clouds have the shape of a "flying saucer", with a characteristic "lens" or smooth, "saucer-like" shape.
I took this picture before the recent snow.
We are getting a nice covering this week but not enough to make a big difference in the snowpack.
There is still enough snow to have fun. Book a tour!
Waterfalls are looking good. Learn more about this one in my book, "Mount Shasta Guide to Fun".
Castle Crags State Park is a very special place.
The wildflowers are starting to bloom. The water is flowing down the creeks. The hiking is happening!
Spring is right around the corner and the weather is looking nice.
Mt. Shasta is Happening!
This October has been the best display of Autumn Colors yet! Here are a few pictures I've captured.
Dog Creek Bridge also known as the Harland D Miller Memorial Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was completed in 1927 and used until 1974.
The season is definitely changing with snow and rain.
The gate at Bunny Flat (6,950ft.) is closed for the season.
I'm booking tours for over the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday!