I always study the weather very carefully in May - June. This is the prime time to make my annual pilgrimage to Shasta. Shasta was the first real mountain I climbed, and I've been a changed man since. The mountain has taught me quite a bit over the last 21 summits, and I'm always ready to learn more the next time. One thing I have learned early on is that Shasta is highly condition dependent... so I try to pick a day where I know the conditions will be favorable.
|Barrett with McLoughlin behind him|
|The Summit Pic.|
|At the summit we ran into a group of folks coming up Avy Gulch. They were doing the climb for Big City Mountaineers, an organization I've volunteered with before! Through a program called Summit for Someone they raise funds for the program. Very cool.|
|After recovering my camera... I started taking photos again.|
|You could see 90% of our route from here|