Scenes of Northern California pt. 2

If a PCT hiker were to say that NorCal is boring, I don't think they would be entirely wrong. Conversely, if they were to say there is nothing cool about NorCal, I would say they are grossly mistaken. This section of the trail introduces far more forests than any heretofore, and they are more dense. On one hand, it means shade from the harsh summer sun. On the other hand it means fewer grand, scenic views. Despite this, the past 600 miles have afforded us some sweet views. Chief among them might be Mt. Shasta, which, even at the Oregon border, is still visible and has been since somewhere around mile 1300. It sits so tall off in the distance, dwarfing absolutey everything around it for hundreds of miles. 

This has certainly been the most odd section so far. There was never really a routine, and things were always getting shaken up. Our crew was in constant flux and even Dan and I ended up separated for chunks of the section. This post, however, is about the visuals through the State of Jefferson. The personal stories are yet to come. 

 Mile 1425 - Burney Falls

Mile 1425 - Burney Falls

 Mile 1361

Mile 1361

 Mile 1371 - night hiking on Hat Creek Rim

Mile 1371 - night hiking on Hat Creek Rim

 Mile 1496 -  Mt. Shasta

Mile 1496 -  Mt. Shasta

 Mile 1580

Mile 1580

 Mile 1541 - Mt. Shasta from the north

Mile 1541 - Mt. Shasta from the north

 Mile 1635 - Paradise Lake

Mile 1635 - Paradise Lake

 Mile 1547

Mile 1547

 Mile 1574

Mile 1574

 Mile 1523 - Castle Crags

Mile 1523 - Castle Crags

Cheers,

Jonathan