Our group of friends who climbed/skied Mt. Shasta from June 19 - June 21st. Six of us made it to the summit on Wednesday morning June 21st.
Getting ready to leave Santa Rosa at John Russell's home.
Pitr checks out ski equipment as clerk gets things ready at The Fifth Season in the town of Mt. Shasta.
John Russell meets Mike Conroy.
Packing our gear before leaving for the trailhead.
Beginning point of our climb with Mt. Shasta in the background.
Pitr and Patrick get ready to leave.
John Russell is ready to go. He walks up while others will ski.
Perfect weathe with beautiful Mt. Shasta in the distance. Valley up this side of mountain is Avalanche Gulch where we will climb.
John Von adjusts straps on his pack.
Warren is ready. Weather is warm at this altitude (just over 7,000 ft.)
Walking and skiing in the snow as we head toward our first campsite at Horse Camp.
John gets tent ready on the snow. For the next coup[le days we eat, sleep and rest on the snow.
John Russell and John Von ready to spend the night at Horse Camp.
Pitr arrives at Horse Camp.
Patrick takes a break.
Historic cabin at Horse Camp is buried in snow this year.
Dinner next to the cabin.
Another view of the cabin.
Both John's rest following dinner.
John Russell checks out mountain in the morning.
Pitr has breakfast on Tues. morning.
Patrick is up early on Tuesday morning.
Taking a break in the snow on the way to Helen.
Climbers head toward base camp at Helen.
Shelter from the warm sun at Horse Camp (about 10,000 ft.)
Looking up at Red Banks where we will climb the next morning.
Jeff digs out the area around tent, and secures it from wind.
John Russell digs snow from around tent.
PItr reachs our 10,000 ft. base camp at Helen Lake
John Von Seeburg
A view of part of Shasta from Helen Lake.
Jeff rests at our Helen Lake base camp.
Jeff makes his way up Misery Hill.
Pitr Conroy about 12,000 ft.
Mike above Red Banks.
Looking toward Thumb Rock.
John Von on the way to Helen.