A small lenticular cloud highlights a spectacular morning on Mount Shasta.
It can, at times, be hard to appreciate some of the nuance and smaller details of Mount Shasta’s terrain. When gazing up at the mountain, it is natural to observe Mount Shasta as a whole rather than to focus in on its various parts. While it is so massive that it is nearly an entire mountain unto itself, its solitary nature is such that it is often taken in total. This is unfortunate, since so much of Mount Shasta’s beauty and character are wrapped up in its epic features. From glaciers and canyons to towering crags and knife-edge ridges, there is a lot of magnificent scenery hidden in the mountain’s details. Obviously, a great deal of this should be observed from exploring on the mountain itself. However, some of the best perspectives are from below and using optics to enhance the view, to focus in on the detail reveals views of the mountain that can’t be had from the trail. This gallery is set aside to collect these views and appreciate the nuance of Mount Shasta.