"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturday Words and Sunday Shadows! July 18-19, 2015

A great day for a hike!
Friday's hike took us up to Horse Camp
Halfway up Mt Shasta and only 1.7 miles
from Bunny Flat. However it was a 2000'
foot gain in elevation! Hard going up,
but easy going down!
 
 
Mt Shasta in the distance

 
Fields of flowering Lupin

 
Moss covered old trees

 
After only perhaps an hour
we all arrived to eat a very early lunch!
 

This stone cabin was built for mountain climbers in 1923. Mostly indigenous materials were used for construction, including volcanic rock and Shasta Red Fir. The lodge can be used for emergency shelter for climbers. Other features of Horse Camp include a freshwater spring, low impact campsites and a solar-powered composting toilet facility. 

 
 
 
This is the closest we've been to
this magnificent mountain.

 
We all made it! It was a perfect hike! 
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Scramble over here for more Six Words
and here for Sunday Shadow Shots!
Enjoy your day!
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18 comments:

Karen S. said...

Coolest hike, what views!

restlessjo said...

Such beautiful surroundings for a hike, Kathe! Hard to keep your eye on your feet for looking at the scenery. :)

Sandee said...

Oh how fun. I would have loved to join you. Just a great bit of exercise in God's country.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

Kelly said...

I have a friend who visited that area this summer. It's so beautiful!

Tonya Jastad said...

Sounds like a lot of fun and very beautiful!

Stephen Hayes said...

Beautiful scenery, and a perfect day for a hike.

colleen said...

Great to get out of the virtual sun and follow a path to the mountain.

rlavalette said...

Sadly, my more limited mobility these past few years has stripped me of the opportunity to enjoy such outings. Thanks for bringing me along, though!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic captures.

Lizzie Koch said...

Amazing scenery. x

Ralph said...

This is quite a climb, a sharp rise in altitude has to be difficult as the oxygen levels decrease. But given the scenery, a little oxygen deprivation is a small price :) Congrats on a great climb!

Celia said...

Magnificent scenery. Cool stone shelter too. Thanks for taking us along.

Patricia said...

Looks like a beautiful place to hike. Nice the beginning was going up and the ending was going down. :)

messymimi said...

Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing the pics!

Jessy Skehan said...

Beautiful! I haven't hiked in some time; I should get back at it! You see just wonderful things along the way!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

What a fabulous hike and what a large hiking party! So beautiful and the weather cooperated too! I am curious as to what that cabin looks like on the inside. Nice!

Chandra Eswaran said...

I loved reading about your hike, especially the 2000' climb - that's substantial.
Happy you got out and enjoyed nature and I liked the photos of the hike too.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Suzy said...

The mountain looks beautiful Looks pretty tough but you sound like you had a great time. Thanks for visiting my post.