Travel Blogs from Mount Shasta
We came into town yesterday late afternoon courtesy of our friend Swig and his mom. He lives local to the area so he will be enjoying some time back home and then hop back on trail. His mom was extremely friendly and invited us to their house thus evening to share in their BBQ party in honor ...
... Mt. Shasta including a full blown tour of what's-what and price inquiries at all the promising hotels. We ended up staying at the Alpine Lodge, one if the more hiker priced and quality establishments in town. By the time we checked in and set our bags down it was only 6:30 pm. Plenty of life left on a young night in a new place. And guess what? We were across the street from the local Chinese restaurant! Afterwards we detoured ...
... breeze since the Anza-Borrego. All the well. There was a bunch up the day before due to Alder creek being dry so quite a few hikers were headed to the same places. We hiked hard all day and then when we finally reached our end of day camp, we saw three other hikers already there. Swig was right behind us so that made six people in a five-to-six person camp. Everyone fit but just barely. There was a little bit of tent stake overlap but everyone ...
Today was the last day of the trip, and luckily it was the best day to hike on Mount Shasta. Today was the only day there were no clouds over Mount Shasta, so it worked out perfect for us to hike on the mountain today. I had planned a trip to a sacred meadow called Squaw Meadow or also known as South Gate Meadow.
We drove up to Mount Shasta all the way until the end of the road. I wasn't sure which trailhead to go to. We started going up a trail for a ways, and it just kept ...
We decided to hike to the Castle Crags today because Mount Shasta had some clouds over the summit. We drove about 20 minutes down to Castle Crags State Park. This hike is about 2,300 feet elevation gain in 2.7 miles, so it is very difficult. I knew it would be hard, but not as hard as it was.
The hike was constantly uphill, not too bad at first, but it got very rocky toward the end, with some sketchy parts where ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking