Friday, September 3, 2010
The first series of posts did not show Mount Shasta; an unfair omission. We stayed for a night at the lovely small town of Mount Shasta, at a Bed and Breakfast called the Dream Inn (pictured). Mount Shasta (the mountain) was visible from the Main Street and behind the B&B. This is a mountain for serious climbers who may need guides to take one of the trails up the mountain. The following morning, after a brief stop at the visitor center in town, we drove to the foot of Mount Shasta and went on a trail called "Grey Butte." This hike offered beautiful views of Mount Shasta and went through Panther Meadows which has several springs sacred to Native Americans. (Last picture: Mount Shasta at sunset seen on the way to McDoel. Picture at right: Vlada taking a dip in extremely cold McCloud river, at the foot of McCloud falls).