Monday, August 14, 2006

Climbing Mt. Shasta via Clear Creek

This weekend a group of nine of us attempted to summit Mt. Shasta in Northern California. The active volcano is the 29th highest peak in the lower 48 and the 5th highest mountain in California. The peak sits at 14,162' above sea level.

Mr. Phong Dong Duong on the short hike up to base camp along the Clear Creek Trail.

The springs at Clear Creek.

Mt. Lassen, more than 70 miles in the distance. As seen from base camp.

Alison pondering the ascent.

The view of Shasta from base camp. Our route followed a line trending from left to right in the photo, eventually following the center ridge up to the summit.

Mt. Shasta's shadow at sunset. Amazing.

The team - Mike, Michelle, Sam, Hops, Drew, Paula, Soren, Kim, Phong.

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