A lenticular cloud hovers above Mount Shasta while fall color lines its base.
Fall may be my favorite season of the year. The shorter days, the cooler, crisp air, the lower angle of the light all add up to a magical time. This is obviously highlighted by the changing color in the trees as well. The Mount Shasta area is not well known for having great fall color like other parts of the country but we do get a fair amount nonetheless. One will not generally find it in vast forests that have exploded with orange and red and yellow. Instead, one must look along the rivers and creeks, near lakes, in lower elevation oak forests or in those rare aspen groves that occur around the mountain. However, once finding these islands of color, they can make for gorgeous scenes, complimenting beautiful rivers and other landscapes, as well as Mount Shasta itself. Enjoying a splendid lenticular cloud or amazing view of the mountain with some beautiful punctuation of fall color can be a highlight to the entire year!