Fresh snow blankets Mount Shasta.
Just a quick note to point out that last night’s rain left the mountain with a nice, fresh layer of snow. The high peaks of the Trinity Divide are also laden with snow. It looks like the snow level is down to about 5,000-5,500 feet. The mountain had a nice snow layer well into June but the summer heat melted it out from July to September. Even though there has been a fair amount of snow for this time in October, it is nice to see it white once again.
Next week is supposed to be extremely nice, possibly even perfect fall weather with temperatures in the mid 70’s. This is an excellent opportunity to get out before the cold winter weather hits in force. An added bonus is the fantastic fall color that is all over town. Outside of town, the oaks are starting to look particularly nice and it is a great time to hike up on Spring Hill or on Eagle Ridge over in Weed. Anywhere along water is also a good bet for color. Wherever you go, enjoy this chance to get out and hike. It may be the last warm one for a while!
The aspen grove near my house is approaching its peak color.