Mt. Shasta, Kevin, Dave, and Darcy

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    "Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast...a
    part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of
    yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not
    enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it.
    While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and hunt
    and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and
    explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag
    the peaks. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid
    air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness,
    that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep
    your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body,
    the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise
    you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound
    people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes
    hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: You will
    outlive the bastards."
    -Edward Abby

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    1. seemommyrun 79 months ago | reply

      OK I'm a bit stumped - I live in Mt. Shasta and have been up there a few times, just last week, in fact --- How did you get an angle from ABOVE the summit, looking DOWN on the group with all the cool clouds etc.? I just compared my summit shots with the configuration of the rocks on your picture - and it does look like the true summit, and not that someone was up on true summit shooting down at the group on a secondary rock formation. It's always puzzled me, how to get a better look to your summit photo and I really want to know your secret! Thanks, Tina Ure

    2. Darcy McCarty 79 months ago | reply

      Hey Tina I'm not sure if you're going to check for a reply to your comment here, but I will look for a picture that shows the spot to take the photo from to get this angle. I will email you the link to the photo as well.

    3. noahsgram 78 months ago | reply

      That is awesome

    4. -Charleton- 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group just starting, called mountaineering, please join the group, and post your image here. Thanks.

      An Awesome ShotA Mountaineering shot
      You are invited to add this image to M O U N T A I N E E R I N G

    5. hayespdx 75 months ago | reply

      Thank you for using a Creative Commons license! I have featured this lovely photo in my article on Mount Shasta at Sacred Destinations. Please let me know if you have any objections or would like any changes to the credit.

    6. Beyond the Trail 74 months ago | reply

      Great shot and the Abbey quote has always been one of my all-time favorites!

    7. Bob West 67 months ago | reply


    8. boysoccer3 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The best of: camping, backpacking, hiking, and fishing, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Diandra Dimić 65 months ago | reply

      JESUS! this is awesome!

    10. dntrung_66 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Wonderful! Beautiful

    11. Robyn P 65 months ago | reply

      Your photos are beautiful. I love this one. I used it for my blog about taking risks at So envious that you have such beautiful scenery where you live!

    12. ragala 62 months ago | reply

      I love this photo of great cameraderie! Thanks for including it in Creative Commons. It's the perfect illustration for my web page defining soulmates. You can click on Past Lives Coaching to see it. And if you click on your photo there, you'll come right back here!


    13. planneador 57 months ago | reply

      Espectacular !

    14. lucymac 53 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for sharing this photo! It will soon be posted, with credit and a link at our new site, at Positive Attitude Quotes

    15. bonobonot 36 months ago | reply

      So inspiring shot! thank you

    16. TheEpicEngine 35 months ago | reply

      Great shot and thanks for offering it as creative commons. It has been featured on the adventure lifestyle blog

    17. vocabninja 10 months ago | reply

      Hi, just wanted to let you know that I used your picture on our ‘Daily Spanish word’ website:
      Thank you for making it possible to use it!

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