Mountaineering on Mt.Shasta (July 23-24)
Right after flying back from D.C., Geoff and I drove to Mt.Shasta to join a mountaineering trip. The first day, we hiked for about 4 hours to camp at 9,000 feet. On Sunday, we woke up at 1am, started hiking at 2 am, and finally reached the plateau of Mt.Shasta at noon…never again…although the views and glissading down the ice actually did made the climb worthwhile. And we learned something about ice axes, crampons, and roped climbing. My favorite moment was baring my rear end to all the climbers, because there’s really nowhere to hide on a mountainside full of snow.