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Mt. Shasta in July | by Jill Clardy
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Mt. Shasta in July

While it's not California's tallest mountain, the tongues of ice creeping down Shasta's volcanic flanks give the solitary mountain another distinction. Its seven glaciers, referred to by American Indians as the footsteps made by the creator when he descended to Earth, are the only glaciers in the continental U.S. known to be growing. (from wikipedia)

 

This is the Bunny Flat trailhead, 6,900 ft., from which you can ascend to the 14,179 ft peak (with the right equipment, skill, tenacity, strength, guts, stamina, youth and fitness - none of which would apply to me...)

 

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Taken on July 16, 2009