From the North. Enjoyable hike.
So cool to see the crater on the top! Got stuck behind a cattle drive on the way there...couldn't get past them for quite a while but it was worth it when we got to the top!
Epic view of Shasta and Mcloughlin. Trailhead is poorly marked but fine if you know where you're headed. Long day of post holing and knee bashing, but it was great!
Started the morning at about 4:00 AM just over 10,000 ft on the Hotlum-Wintun Ridge on Mount Shasta while on a solo trip. Was up Shasta before 8:00 and had plenty of daylight left by the time I'd packed up and made it back to Brewer Creek TH. Drove over and hiked up Goosenest, it felt a little more strenuous given the morning's activities.
My son, dog (Mac / Yellow lab) and I hiked up the 'Bob Rath Road' trail and glad we did. The trail was loose but a great Shasta & Herd Peak view the entire route.
06-01-13: Made the hike again with Beth, Zach,Wes,& Lu. This time, did the marked trail route from the north slope. A dozen snow drifts on the trail but a crystal clear day.
Juan, Luis, Lab Dylan, Kelpie Marley, and I had a fun hike to the top on a clear day. Great views and saw no other vehicles once we left HWY 97. A few snow patches for the dogs to cool off in inside the crater.
Nice maintained trail on the north side. The big challenge is finding the right road.