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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!
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 are 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?