The "Cloud" that eventually...

The "Cloud" that eventually chased us off of the summit just kept getting bigger and bigger but yet, it had a beauty all of its own. Nevertheless, I did keep an eye on it as I hurried for the summit. July 3, 2004
on Jul 11, 2004 12:57 pm
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sierradiscgolfer - Jul 12, 2004 1:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice Clouds!

Great shot of the forming mass. I personally love clouds and don't mind the rain. But I do draw the line at thunder and lightening on summits.


Dean - Jul 13, 2004 1:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Clouds!

Thanks for the compliment. This was an incredible cloud and it wasn't like anything I'd ever seen before as it just seemed to form off the flank of Shasta and it just kept getting bigger and bigger. Actually, it was pretty neat (in retrospect)


Cornvallis - Jul 13, 2004 2:08 am - Hasn't voted

Very nice

Great shot Dean. As we drove down I-5 that morning I watched those things grow. We were sitting in a caffe in down town Mt. Shasta and you could actually see those clouds rising up and swallowing the top of the mountain. I actullay said to Shelby, "Well if Dean and Bob are up there they must have a great view of those clouds from above."


Dean - Jul 13, 2004 9:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice

Thanks Tom, it'd be cool if you had a picture of that from below. Probably no such luck. Here's the full story on our climb, as slightly dramatized by myself. ; ))


Cornvallis - Jul 13, 2004 7:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice

Sorry Dean. I didn't break out the camera until the clouds completely overtook the mountain. Wish I would have though.


Luciano136 - Jun 25, 2006 9:13 pm - Voted 10/10


Hey Dean,

That's an awesome picture! Must've been scary at the same time. If hell breaks lose at 14k...


Dean - Jun 26, 2006 11:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Scary

Thanks for the comment on the picture. A ranger chased everyone else off the peak just after we got to the summit. The electrical storm never materialized but he was taking no chances. I felt bad for those who almost made the summit but were turned back. Still, had it turned into an electrical storm......

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Jan 10, 2009 6:09 pm - Hasn't voted


that "little" cloud, :) , looks kind of like the spray from an avalanche!

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Dec 8, 2011 5:58 pm - Voted 10/10


...and dramatic looking, but it is not an avalanche but giant cloud only! great impresssion.


Tomek Lodowy


Dean - Dec 9, 2011 7:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: dynamic...

Thank you for your comments. It was indeed a cloud that we were worried about. The ranger turned everyone back just after we had achieved the summit as he was worried about an electrical storm (as were we).

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