At 14,179 feet - Hiking Mount Shasta
September 5, 2010

From the parking lot at start of the trail- Bunny Flat

At Horse Camp 1.7 Miles into the hike - from here you can only see as high as the Red Banks.

At Horse Camp taking a breather

Erik at Horse Camp with his 40 lbs pack.

Helen Lake at 10,500 feet elevation - about 20 other hikers are making camp here in a circle of rock.


Erik is smiling - from here on out, our packs get much lighter.

Helen Lake camp - looking up at Casaval Ridge

Helen Lake - the Red Banks where we are heading is to the left

Looking back down the mountain

Sunset at Helen Lake

Taking a rest half way up Avalanche Gulch

On our way down - we will glisade down this in about 10 minutes

At the end of Avalanche Gulch and the beginning of the Red Banks

Misery Hill is really a big pile of gravel

At the summit of Mount Shasta