21 comments on “Seldom Seen: Mud Creek Canyon

    • Thanks much! I really, really appreciate it. Still, I can peck at the keyboard all day but something as awesome as Mud Creek Canyon speaks pretty loudly for itself!

  1. Yes, excellent post Bubba! It’s a great example of why your blog is great reading for anyone interested in geography and landscapes, even if they don’t have immediate prospects for visiting Shasta. You’re definitely making me think I need a two-week trip up there someday!

    • Thanks Jackson! I have always thought that good outdoor writing should inspire folks to go somewhere or allow them to experience a place vicariously, all while giving good beta. I don’t always succeed at that but that is the paradigm that I use.

      As far as coming up here, I hope you will at some point. Don’t forget that my family owns the house across the street from mine. You and yours would be welcome to stay there for as long as you like if you come up this way! I still want to meet up out in the Toiyabes…

  2. I had the opportunity to hike around Yosemite National Park as a teenager and got the opportunity to go and see places that most people are not lucky enough to see in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, my hiking days are all but a memory now. But this is one trip I wish I had the opportunity to do… Beautiful prose and beautiful pictures to match. Thank you for posting this.

  3. Awesome geography lesson! and yet another reason to explore my mountain MORE! What time of year do you recommend to see the waterfalls and have water in the creeks? Guessing July?

    • July or August are best if it is a normal year. If it is a late winter I would say July might be too early to really appreciate it. Ironically there would be too much snow. That said, there are so many springs feeding Mud Creek that there is good flow all year.

    • Thank you for the compliment. If I did get literary, it certainly was a visceral reaction to a place of great beauty and epic scale. I would credit the mountain more than myself!

      • Great photos! Judging from the snow, I think I was at the west edge of Mud Creek just a week or two before you this Fall. I’m planning a day trip from the Ski Bowl to Clear Creek TH, probably next summer or fall. Have you done this?

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  13. I am guessing that this week’s (July 1, 2021) Mud Creek washout closer to McCloud is a result of a big melt off on the higher slopes of Mt Shasta, pushing mud and debris downstream.

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