I made this little photo TR for another site, in a short thread about the wonders of that Californian singularity, Mt Shasta. Hoped some here might enjoy these - there are lots of Shasta lovers on this site. Please post up your own 'wonders of Shasta!'
Come along on a little day hike up Mt Shasta if you will!
Hotlum Bolam is the ridge between the two eponymous glaciers, the left hand skyline, if you will, as seen in this pic.
On the way to the northside trailhead a most interesting juxtaposition!
We got a genuine alpine start. Dawn caught us at the toe of the glaciers, getting ready to crampon up.
Yours truly, Sept 2003.
A group of roped climbers led by a Shasta Mountain Guide. This was day 2 for them. I think they camped nearby.
My companions Burl Guido and his sister Jen.
This woman is an athlete and a machine. She is also one of the owners of a guide service on the mountain. She wasn't guiding us per se, but she was, hehe. She couldn't help herself, lol. Being around two stoners like Burl and I, on a glacier, has to be worrisome.
We fired the brazier at every stop, up and down the mountain, Burl and I. I tried not to slow them down too much - I think I did OK.
Speaking of guides, Chris, Jen's husband, had several guided parties to coordinate that day. Serving as Major Domo he climbed alone up the center of Bolam glacier. He was a couple of thousand feet below us when I snapped this shot, coming up fast to join his clients and guides (and us!) on the summit!
Dingus and Burl. The two of us did so many back country climbs, walls, ski descents, FAs... mi hermano! He lives up at Shasta City now, has a family there.
Chris and Jen..., husband and wife, owners of Shasta Mountain Guides, sweet shot! Oh btw, Chris caught up to us before we got to the top, hehe.
After suitable summit time we started the long trip down.
No place for a misstep!
Down down down, past ice, past snow, down to the rocks and thence onto vegetation and our cars.
Great times! (I even drove home that night, 200 miles.)