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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mt Shasta

Mt Shasta - view from ~7000 ft.  Our base camp was at the treeline at the center of the photo.

Heading up the trailhead on the first day.


Base Camp








View of the summit from 13,800 ft



Summit Proof



Summit Success!


Clear Creek Route:  Trailhead 6,400 ft.  1st day hiked to base camp at 8,700 ft.  2nd day hiked to the summit at 14,126 ft and back down to base camp.  3rd day hiked out and drove home.  Crazy steep slopes covered in loose scree and talus.  One step forward, half a step back.  Winds constant 20-50 mph with gusts up to 70 mph!  On the 2nd day started at 4:15 am, summitted 10 hours later and made it back to base camp 5 hours after that.  Intense and epic adventure!  

4 comments:

Alex said...

That looks tons of fun Mr Mountaineer

Joel said...

Welcome back.

Great pics. Is that your first "fourteen-er"?

JR said...

that's awesome. way to put your fitness to good use.

JAK said...

Yup. First 14'er. More to come. Do you have any under your belt?