Friday morning sunrise on Mount Shasta.
I am about to take off and head up to China Mountain right now so I am going to keep this short. Spring has proven to excellent this year and it was another fine 12 hours on Mount Shasta. The weather has been great and there has been just enough fluctuation in the systems to create some interesting formations over the mountain.
The first inkling I had that something interesting might happen was early Thursday afternoon when a wispy little cloud formed over Mount Shasta. It came and went and there were no other clouds in the sky. Its presence hinted at the potential for something larger to take shape later in the day.
This proved to be the case and the wisp grew at sunset. It wasn’t a really interesting cloud but the light on the mountain was good and it added a nice accent as the sun went down. It seems strange to dismiss the spectacle as uninteresting given that it is Mount Shasta and magnificent. I need to guard against complacency.
I suspected the cloud would still be present in the morning and this proved to be the case. I debated where to go to best capture it and decided to head over to McCloud. This turned out to not be the best angle on the lenticular but it was definitely the best angle to catch the sunrise light. It was another terrific show as the cloud flowed over the mountain and exploded with color just before the sun broke the horizon.
It’s going to be a good day…
The video of the cloud was a delight. –Curt