While some of the waterfalls around Mount Shasta are well known, the greater area is not usually thought of as a destination for great waterfalls. The truth is, outside of Yosemite National Park, the Mount Shasta region has one of the finest collections of waterfalls in the American West. Whether looking for wild, glacier-fed plunges on the slopes of the mountain itself or massive cataracts on beautiful rivers, you will discover excellent specimens throughout the area. Many of the best falls are found on Mount Shasta, Ash Creek Falls and Mud Creek Falls being among the best plunges found in the state. The McCloud River is famous for its trio of magnificent waterfalls. The Trinity Divide while not often thought of as a destination for finding great falls shelters many spectacular cataracts. Click to enlarge
As some of you may have noticed, there has not been a new post on the blog for four months. Up until July, I had given myself the goal of adding at least four posts per month. I think I got two done in July but nothing has been posted since the 5th of July. So what happened? I had two book manuscripts (more on those in the near future) pending and time simply was too short to continue posting things on the site. I tried to keep up with the Facebook page, but even that got neglected after a while. Most of July and August was spent out in the field finishing up the research necessary for the books and September was a blur completing the manuscripts. The first was due at the beginning of October and the second was due two weeks later. Once both manuscripts were submitted, my dad and I took a roadtrip out to Dallas, TX. It was a mix of business and pleasure and a great trip. So, even though the editing process has commenced for the manuscripts, I now have time to resume the blog, if anyone still cares to read it. I hope to have a more substantive post up by the end of the day.
Just for fun, here are a few images I took from the roadtrip to Texas. These aren’t particularly great and they were all taken from the side of the road, but it sure is a testimony to how spectacular driving through the western U.S. is.